Which means October is my favorite month!!! Every October, I dedicate my blog to scary things. In fact, I'd already picked out this year's posts by the time last October was over. Probably because I always spend the last week of this month binge-watching this show.
One haunted location that has become a favorite of paranormal shows is an old tuburculosis hospital in Louisville. Every Halloween, I want to make the three-hour drive to tour it and every Halloween, I remember that they turn it into a haunted house during the month of October.
Yes, it's always a haunted house. But in October, it becomes the type of haunted house with actors dressed up in costumes, chasing you around with chainsaws.
Other months of the year, you can tour the building and hear spooky stories. That's my kind of haunted house.
In the early 1900s, Louisville, Kentucky had a serious tuberculosis problem. Waverly Hills opened in 1910 with the goal of housing 40-50 tuberculosis patients. Over the course of the epidemic, the building saw thousands of patients.
There were deaths every minute during the disease's peak. At Waverly Hills, bodies were sent down "the death tunnel" to avoid alarming other patients. A hearse was waiting at the bottom.
There are many ghosts still lingering at Waverly Hills, with reports of strange sounds and sights. Many visitors report seeing the ghost of a child.
The most interesting legend is of a nurse in Room 502. The legend says that a nurse committed suicide in the room because she was an unwed pregnant woman.
The crew of Ghost Hunters visited the local library and found evidence that two nurses died at Waverly Hills. One was 45 and single, while the other was 34 and single. However, the cause of death wasn't listed.
Some have reported seeing a man and a dog. Ghost Hunters confirmed that a homeless man and his dog were found dead in this elevator shaft:
Do you believe the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is haunted?
Come back next week for the next stop on my ghost tour: