Sanatorium was constructed in 1924 to treat and prevent
spread of Tuberculosis (also known as White Plague, Consumption
and many other terms). It is located on the outskirts of
Louisville in South- West Louisville/ Jefferson County in
Kentucky state. Later it was handed over to Geriatrics
medicine in 1962 after first antibiotic streptomycin was
invented to treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative
bacteria of tuberculosis. It was finally closed in 1980 due to
unsatisfactory care for its patients.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium is considered to be one
of the most haunted places in the United States if not the most
haunted location. So if you like to
explore the paranormal you should not miss this destination. The
first things that come to your mind when you find yourself
standing next to it is its sheer size. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
is huge. You can see the upper levels of the main building as
you approach this impressive structure. Waverly Hills was constructed
in neo- Gothic style and it screams for a mystery, ghosts and death.
And this sanatorium saw plenty of death during its long history.
WWI veterans on
the steps of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium