Thought to be one of the most haunted places on
earth the 'Waverly Hills sanatorium' was first opened in 1910.
Originally a two-storey wooden structure the Waverly Hills sanatorium
was replaced in 1926 with the large brick and concrete building that
still stands. Waverly Hills was used as a hospital dedicated to
the treatment of Tuberculosis.
estimated death count of 63,000 within its walls the Waverly Hills
sanatorium boasts a long list of reported phenomena, including: voices
of unknown origin, unexplained shadows, cold spots, disembodied screams
and mysterious apparitions.
Of all the rooms within the Waverly Hills
sanatorium room 502 is the most notorious. Said to have been the
setting for at least two suicides, including those of a nurse known as
'Mary Hillenburg' who hung herself in room 502 after becoming pregnant
out of wedlock, and that of another nurse who is said to have jumped out
of the window of room 502.
Ghost hunters and other visitors to Waverly
Hills sanatorium frequently report sightings of so called 'Shadow
People', apparitions that appear to have substance, but are however able
to walk through walls, etc.
The current owners of Waverly Hills are seeking
permission to convert the sanatorium into a hotel, would you be brave
enough to spend the night?