Friday, August 14, 2015

Waverly Hills...

Confession time. I love all things dark and spooky. I live for a good ghost story. Once upon a time I ran a pretty successful Paranormal message board. I wouldn't make house calls and kick a ghost out for you, but I would put you in touch with experts in your area that could and would. 
Tonight will be a special night. Tonight I will cross a haunted location from my bucket list. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has long been touted as one of the most haunted places in the United States, possibly the world. 

It was opened in 1910 to treat the tuberculosis epidemic. It originally started as a 2 story, 40 bed center and by 1924 it had grown to 5 stories and 400 beds. Urban Legend claims that 63,000 died at Waverly. The former medical director puts the actual number closer to 8,500-9,000. 

In 1962 a year after the tuberculosis center closed its doors the building reopened as a geriatric center. The geriatric center would be closed by the state in 1982 due to patient neglect. 

Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, Most Haunted, all have filmed episodes in Waverly Hills, all obtaining various amounts of evidence to prove a haunting. 

Is it really haunted? Are ghosts real? Will we see or hear anything paranormal?