LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A long-closed Louisville hospital that was once the last stop for thousands of tuberculosis patients is now a destination for ghost hunters who insist the massive building is haunted.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium was home to thousands of TB patients from the time it opened in the 1920s to its closing in 1961.
The building is full of creaky doors, decaying rooms and an underground tunnel that was used to take away the dead.
Owner Charlie Mattingly says paranormal enthusiasts come from around the world to tour or even spend the night inside the drafty old building. He says many who visit report spooky encounters.
The Louisville site has been featured on several ghost and Halloween-themed television shows, and is often listed as one of the country's scariest destinations.
119-w-36-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent, with Mike Flickner, paranormal psychologist who works for the long-closed Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium)--Creaking doors, massive chains and locks, graffiti-covered walls and dark decrepit hallways are all enough to give you a case of the willies. But AP correspondent Shirley Smith reports that when you throw in a few ghost stories and a "body chute" it gets even more interesting. (29 Oct 2013)
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121-w-31-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent, with Waverly Hills owner Charlie Mattingly and paranormal psychologist Mike Flickner)--Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Louisville has the reputation of being one of the "most haunted" places around. AP correspondent Shirley Smith took a tour and filed this report. (29 Oct 2013)
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120-w-30-(Shirley Smith, AP correspondent, with Charlie Mattingly, owner the long-closed Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium)--Waverly Hills Sanatorium has all the earmarks of a haunted hospital -- it's a century-old sprawling gothic-design facility built on an area that local Indians called "Spirit Woods." AP correspondent Shirley visited there. (29 Oct 2013)
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