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The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located in Kentucky, is often described as being one of the “most haunted” hospitals in eastern United States, having being featured on programmes such as Scariest Places on Earth, Ghost Hunters, and Most Paranormal. In the early 1900′s, the hospital was for tuberculosis patients who were unable to leave due to contagion. While incarcerated, so to speak, at Waverly, patients were subjected to experimental treatments which were often deemed as horrific as the disease itself. For example, some patient’s lungs were exposed to ultraviolet light in an attempt to stop bacteria spreading. Other experiments were much more barbaric - balloons were implanted into the lungs and then expanded, ribs and muscles were removed to allow the lungs to expand, and unsurprisingly, many patients didn’t survive this so-called treatment. Very few patients left via the front door but via the “body chute” which was a tunnel leading from the hospital to the railroad tracks at the bottom of the hill. The bodies were transported through this tunnel out of view of other patients. It’s often claimed that over 9,000 patients died while incarcerated at Waverly, however this estimate is often disputed. 

Cryptid hunting is not just fun and games - it can be very dangerous if the proper research and precautions are not taken. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened to Roquel Bain. Bain and her boyfriend were out searching for the legendary Pope Lick Monster on April 23rd, 2016, when the tragedy happened. The couple were in the area for a paranormal tour of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium and wanted to catch a peek at the fabled bridge as well. They decided to climb up on the bridge for a better look of the area, however just like them, most visitors to the area do not realize that this bridge is active. 

Reports say that they were 40 feet away from the safety of the bank off the bridge which was too far to outrun a train going 32mph. The conductor tried to break but was unable to stop the locomotive in time. Bain was struck by the train and plummeted 80 feet to her death. Her boyfriend managed to survive by dangling off the side of the bridge and climbing down to safety. 

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BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural (Season 2) The Haunted Halls of Waverly Hills Hospital
This week on BuzzFeed Unsolved we explore Waverly Hills Sanatorium as part of our ongoing investigation into the question: Are ghosts real? As with most places we investigate, it doesn’t have the most pleasant history, making it one of the most haunted places in the world.

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in America, and due to it’s imposing appearance, it isn’t difficult to see why. Opening in 1910, it was originally built in order to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculous patients, after Jefferson county was struck with a severe outbreak of the disease. There were many tuberculosis cases in Louisville at the time because of all the swampland, which was perfect for the tuberculosis bacteria. As the disease spread, the sanatorium needed an expansion to hold more than 400 patients, and doctors didn’t have enough training, making the care of vulnerable patients generally unprofessional and unsatisfactory. Many of the patients either became depressed and committed suicide, or ultimately perished from the tuberculosis. Their bodies were transported away secretly through the death chute (an underground tunnel in complete darkness),  as to not cause distress among the already miserable patients

To this day, it remains an equally horrifying looking building, and has featured on many paranormal shows, hoping to capture evidence of the sanatorium’s deceased patients, nurses, and doctors.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Louisville, KY

Room 502

The most known story about Waverly Hills is that of Room 502. A nurse, Mary Hillenburg, was found hanged in the door way of Room 502 in the year 1928, it is thought it was suicide as she had recently discovered she was pregnant out with wedlock. There is a story that Mary Hillenburg was impregnated by a doctor of Waverly Hills who was actually married. He tried an abortion which killed Mary Hillenburg in the process and to cover his back he made it look like a suicide.

Another nurse later took her own life in 1932 by throwing her self out of the window of the room that she worked in, Room 502. There are no reports of why she would have committed suicide but there was a rumour that someone did in fact push her. There are also reports that people have seen shadows move across the floor and walls in Room 502, so was this nurse pushed to her death by a ghostly spirit?…

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This is the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, an old abandoned hospital.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium located in Louisville, Kentucky was built in 1910 specifically to quarantine and treat patients suffering from tuberculosis (an infectious pulmonary disease that affects the lungs and causes the patient to feel fatigued, run a fever and cough up blood and possibly small parts of organ tissue.) Until it closed permanently in 1961, Waverly Hills was Louisville’s primary treatment facility for early and advanced cases of tuberculosis. And in the fifty-one years it was operating, the sanatorium saw as many as 63,000 deaths, all of these patients suffered for multiple weeks as they were tortured, shocked, put in baths of ice and some of the corpses were missing limbs, all to find a cure for an at the time incurable disease. There is also a tunnel that traveled 500 feet away from the building to the bottom of the hill that the sanatorium was built on. This tunnel was used to dispose of the dead so the patients that were still alive didn’t see how many of the patients didn’t make it.

The horrors that happened inside these walls are beyond inhumane.

The Haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium 

Secluded, surrounded by forest in Louisville, Kentucky sits the Waverly Hills Sanatorium. The abandoned tuberculosis hospital saw the death of over 8,000 patients who’s bodies were removed from the hospital through a dark underground tunnel called “the body chute.” When tuberculosis broke out in Kentucky in 1910 hundreds of patients checked into Waverly Hills, most would never leave. To this day you can still feel the hopeless, sad, and heavy emotions resonating from the run down facility. The spirits of those who passed still roam its halls, attracting ghost hunters an paranormal enthusiasts from around the world.

One of the most tragic stories from the hospital is the story of nurse Mary Lee who ended up contracting the disease and found herself pregnant out of wedlock. She ultimately hung herself in room 502 where it took quite a while for her body to be discovered. It is her spirit that is believed to have been photographed above. Another nurse also killed herself in room 502 where she jumped to her death, although there are rumors that she was pushed. Treatments for tuberculosis were also quite tragic. Patients were subject to intense and violent “treatments.” Lungs would be exposed to UV light to stop he spread of disease, muscles and ribs were removed from the patients, and balloons were placed inside the lungs of patients. All of these “treatments” were barbaric and most became fatal. The facility eventually closed as a tuberculosis hospital and reopened as a sanatorium where unfortunately it’s patients were treated just as poorly. With such agony and pain coming from Waverly Hills it no wonder why this place is one of the most haunted buildings in the world.

Reported paranormal activity includes doors opening and closing on their own, phantom footsteps, a man in a white doctors coat, a woman with bleeding wrists begging for help, strange lights seen from the outside, and the spirits of a little boy and little girl. The activity can be quite aggressive and violent too, with reports of people being physically harmed, objects being thrown at investigators, and voices screaming “get out.” Waverly Hills has been subject to intense investigations including some done by the Ghost Adventures Crew. With all the activity from within the facility investigators come from all over the world to experience the haunting of Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

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Waverly News : graffiti and vandalism

Waverly hills is full of grafs, theses ones are of variable quality. There are simple insults and works of art. It’s not a surprise if the sanatorium was vandalised because it is very attractive and who can resist to its call. We can’t condemned these behaviours for many reasons : simple exploration, organisation of a party, squat, curiosity….the abandonned place find a second life with all the issues that it provide : broken materials or halls, stolen objets,…

This is the natural way of life of that kind of abandonned hospitals and we can see that there’s good points too! works of art on the walls that reinforce the gloomy ambiance of the place, it’s like they had appropriate it…

It could be interresting to know what happened to this people who had a visit at waverly, what they had seen or lived, because it’s not a safe place. The structure is old, so it’s dangerous, and, you know it’s insane too…

However, now there are many volunteer warden to protect the site and so there are less vandalism.

Is there volunteers?

Waverly Hills Sanatorium Info Continued

▀ Some have heard children chanting verses here such as: “Ring around the Rosy.” But why would the spirits of children be on the roof? When the hospital was a tuberculosis facility, children were taken up to the rooftop for “heliotherapy,” in which they were exposed to the supposed healing rays of the sun.

▀ At the main entrance the ghost of an old woman has often been seen. Sometimes she runs out the front door. Her hands and legs are in chains and spectral blood drips from her wrists and ankles. She cries for help before she dissipates into thin air.

▀ Many have seen a little girl on the third floor who is known as “Mary.” Some say that she plays with a ball; others have only heard the ball bouncing on the floor or down the stairs. This ball bouncing has also been attributed to a little boy, but the little girl seems the spookiest. One man said that he encountered a little girl that “wasn’t normal.” She kept saying that she has no eyes. He was so terrified that he refused to enter the building again. Some have seen the child peering out the third floor windows.

▀ Fourth Floor, Some regard this as the most scary and “active” area of the hospital. There have been many reports of people seeing ghostly shadow-like people treading the halls, and doors frequently slam for no apparent reason.

▀ In 1932, another nurse who worked in room 502, supposedly committed suicide when she jumped from the balcony of the roof. No one knows why.Folks have seen the full body apparition of a female nurse in white on this floor. People have also reported that this room gives them an “unsettling” feeling of great despair. Some have heard a voice say, “Get out!”

Waverly News : a woman’s ghost caught on camera


Here we have the testimony of Craig Thompson, a man who take this picture, at random, in the corridors of the second floor of waverly Hills sanatorium. When he get back home he has a pretty surprise, especially when he takes a look at his photography….

I took this picture on the third floor of Waverly Hills around 3:00 A.M. in the morning. The guide came up from the second floor and said it was time to leave, we are missing three people, and everyone else was down on the second floor waiting to leave. It was me, my wife, and a friend.

So when we started to leave, I just turned around and took a picture. Of course it was very dark and I didn’t see a thing when I took the picture. I then took a few more pictures of empty rooms on the way to the second floor.

I didn’t think anything about it until the next morning when my wife was looking at the pictures. She said she thought she could see something in one of them. When we got home I uploaded to my computer. That is when we noticed the picture with a ghost of a woman in it.

Then I lighted the picture up [see above], and you could really see her face. Also in two others pictures of the rooms, there was something in them, but I don’t know what it is. There were only three of us up there at the time, so no one else was around.

This case is very interresting and even if there are many ghosts haunting waverly Hills corridors, we can, anyhow, ask if it’s the ghost of Mary Lee or not ?

Masterlist

~MATTY HEALY~ (Most of these are mattyxreader) 

Choices: Matty reflects on his addictions and what let up to his girlfriend leaving him. (Drabble) 

The City: Matty relapses and has to face the repercussions for his actions. (Drabble) 

Faintstar: Matty promises to do better in regards to his addictions but after a rough night, he goes on stage and collapses after overdosing on his medications. 

Milk: Matty cannot seem to grasp onto reality after finding out that his girlfriend was cheating on him. 

Nectar Part 1: AU where Matty is a Jewish business man in Germany during world war 2 and the reader is a German girl who’s family is allowing him to live with them before everything breaks out. 

The Start: You are struggling to adjust to your new school. You finally have a small break down at lunch and Matty decides to befriend you. 

Waverly Hills Part 1: Matty had tuberculosis during the 1900′s and you are a nurse at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium where he is placed.

Wavery Hills Part 2: Read above for description. 

Crestfallen: The reader has an Eating Disorder and Matty blames himself for her death. 

Somebody Else: Matty is literally fucking crazy after he comes home from tour due to him not taking his medications, causing the reader to break up with him. (THIS IS REALLY DARK SO YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED) 

Sick: Matty is just really sick and you comfort him. 

Broken: Matty chooses his addictions over the reader. 

Complacent: Matty just wants to lay in bed with you. 

Vega 1.0: The reader reminisces about Matty and how he viewed life. (Mini Series) 

Vega 2.0: Read above. 

Vega 3.0: Read above. (End) 

~PREFERENCES~ 

How They Propose


~GEORGE DANIEL~

You Give Me The Blues: George cheats on the reader. (Part 1)


~ADAM HANN~

Fatherhood: Adams fiance dies a year after their son Mason is born and he is left to pick up the pieces. That’s where you two become close. 


~ROSS MACDONALD~

Detour: The bus breaks down, making you and the boys have to stay in a hotel which results in you and Ross dancing along to your favorite song after his shower.