The Haunted America Masterpost for the 4th of July 2016
I usually do this for St Patrick’s Day and Christmas so I thought I would give another country a master post since it is their big day and I will probably make an updated one next year. (I wasn’t sure if I should include the Native American and the native Inuits in here so you can find them hereand here)
So here is list of all things creepy and American.
The Ghost at The Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Kentucky.
Coughing up blood, over crowded, understaffed, bizarre unethical twisted
treatments, “Welcome to Waverly Hills Sanatorium” – a medical facility
that was once dedicated to treat patients suffering from Tuberculosis,
long before the modern cure was discovered. Without the antibiotics, the
hospital provided the only known cure at that time – fresh air and
sunshine, and thus the patients spent the majority of their time in the
solarium-like porch ways. There were many other unethical ways that were
used to treat patients which were downright dangerous and only 5%
patients survived the treatment. It is believed that as many as 8000
patient dead bodies were carelessly thrown down a chute and then taken
out of the building through an underground tunnel. This method of
disposing the bodies was kept confidential by doctor’s orders who wanted
patients to be unaware of the quantity of dead bodies. But with the
discovery of the antibiotic, that could successfully treat and cure
tuberculosis, the sanatorium was closed down. Many believe that the
spirits of the patients still roam about the hospital in search of
answers. The most famous being of a nurse named Mary Lee who
happen to contract the disease. But the story takes a horrific twist
when she was found hanging from a light apparatus in Room 502. Some
believe she took her life after she found out that she was was pregnant
with the child from one of the doctors and unmarried. Tragically her
body lay undiscovered for a long time. The picture above is of the
ghostly figure captured on camera, who is believed to be of Mary
Lee….forever roaming the corridors of the hospital groaning in pain.
I was feeling the Halloween spirit so I decided to compose a list of some of the creepier or more halloweeny past posts on this blog so everyone else can satisfy their needs for spooky things this time of year.