The Creepy Mystery of Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium, is considered to be one of the scariest places where no one dares to enter. The sanatorium is known for its history that was marked by tragedy which seems to sheltering patients although abandoned for more than two decades. It was hidden in the mountains of Louisville, it is the perfect setting for strange apparitions, flickering lights that go on in the narrow passages of the old hospital and eerie stories of suicides during its operational era.
Revolving The Haunted Sanatorium
Waverly Hills' urban legends are typically connected to the fact that the place used to be a hospital. Many involve stories about ghosts of nurses or patients who were supposedly in the hospital when it was still operational. One urban legend is about a nurse who haunts the first floor. The nurse in the story apparently tried to kill herself by slitting her wrists. She then ran out of the building, screaming and bleeding at the lobby and then she died at the front of the building. Researchers have found out that there was a real case of a nurse who tried to kill herself in the hospital, although she did not run through the lobby while bleeding and she did not die.
Other urban legends about Waverly Hills involve Room 502. One urban legend is again about a nurse who hung herself in the room after becoming pregnant without being married. The story is very famous and is partly true but indications show that it did not happen in Waverly Hills. A newer urban legend about room 502 has been circulating and it is about a homeless man that was murdered by a gang in the room. Some accounts say that the man was killed and used in a satanic ritual while others suggest that he was the victim of a drug related gang.
There are also many urban legends about the "body chute" or the "death tunnel". This was a tunnel built to transport supplies to the facilities in the harsh winter. Since there were many deaths because of tuberculosis, the bodies of dead people were moved through the tunnel in order for other patients and other staff of the hospital not to see them. Some urban legends say that the bodies were simply thrown down the tunnel and let to slide down to the bottom. Although it is true that the tunnel was used to transport the bodies of dead patients, they were not just thrown down but there were carts and winches used to move the remains of the dead patients. Researchers have also found evidence that the tunnel was initially built as a big steam vent for the boiler rooms located at the bottom of the hill. This was used to provide heat to the hospital. The tunnel was also used by hospital staff as an alternative way to go up or down the hospital during the winter. - http://www.waverlyhills.net/It was built in 1900 due to a fatal epidemic of tuberculosis which was popularly known as the “white plague.”
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