The original Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a two-story wooden structure, was opened in 1910, but the larger brick and concrete structure as it stand today was completed in 1926. The hospital was always dedicated to the treatment of tuberculosis patients, a disease that was fairly common in the early 20th Century.  It is estimated that as many as 63,000 people died as the sanatorium.

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Louisville, KY - haunted Waverly Hills is the place where ghostly sightings are almost a daily occurrence. Many paranormal investigators claim that the most haunted hospital worldwide is the Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky opened in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients. In 1911, the new City Hospital relocated all of their TB cases to Waverly Hills, which had erected tents on the grounds to accomodate the overflow. Buildings were added to the institution in 1912, 1916, and 1926. A dedicated staff worked with thousands of TB…

The Haunted Hospital

Fresh air was a part of the regimen to battle tuberculosis. Above, patients receive fresh air treatment on the sun porch at Waverly Tuberculosis Hospital in Louisville, Ky., in the Photo courtesy of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Haunted Death Tunnel, Waverly Hills Sanatorium-------- I will be here one month from now! Investigation I'm looking forward to!

Haunted Death Tunnel, Waverly Hills Sanatorium-------- I will be here one month from now! Investigation I'm looking forward to!

Waverly Hills Gargoyle, at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville KY.  Photo: Tony Baca

Waverly Hills Gargoyle, at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville KY. Must be such a comforting thing to see at a Sanatorium!

Looking at the bottom entrance of the Body Chute at Waverly Hills Sanatorium

The death tunnel at Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Louisville Ky this is where they took the dead bodies out of the facility

Perched on a hill in Louisville, KY, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is known for its history of illness, death, and of course, ghosts. The photo above, taken in 2006, reportedly shows the wandering spirit of Mary Lee, a former patient at the facility.

Perched on a hill in Louisville, KY, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is known for its history of illness, death, and of course, ghosts. The photo above, taken in 2006, reportedly shows the wandering spirit of Mary Lee, a former patient at the facility.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Paranormal Corner: Waverly Hills to become haunted hotel

The current owners of Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky - one of the most haunted locations in the country - have decided to turn the building into a hotel and convention center.

Electroshock room used to try to cure TB at Waverly Hills Sanatorium. (notice the orb, in the left window)

Electroshock room used to try to cure TB at Waverly Hills Sanatorium. (notice the orb, in the left window)

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