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Waverly Hills Sanitorium for Tuberculosis

Louisville, Kentucky

(Also known as the Waverly Hills Sanitarium for Tuberculosis)

During the early twentieth century, Louisville had the highest tuberculosis rate in the country, so a hospital was opened. Many of the patients remained here until they died. The dead bodies were pushed down tunnels to the bottom of the hill where they were then carried off and buried. After the vaccine for tuberculosis was discovered, the hospital became a nursing home that is also now closed. Now, an elderly woman may be seen running from the building with bleeding wrists and ankles; she begs for someone to get her out of that place. Many have also seen people peeking out of third floor–the residential ward–windows.

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Ariel Brown says:

October 2, 2005, 10:57 pm

I would love to know the location, I’m amazed my haunted houses and would to see it!!

quiana floyd says:

October 3, 2005, 8:10 am

Can I please have directions to visit?

Ashley Trader says:

October 4, 2005, 12:57 am

8101 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40258

SHERRI says:

October 4, 2005, 8:40 am


Sonya says:

October 4, 2005, 8:46 pm

Could you e-mail me diarections and times when I would be able to visit this haunted house.

Christy says:

October 6, 2005, 8:24 pm

I’ve been to this place and it’s even had halloween parties there a few years ago. They have since posted a gaurd and have it closed off so you can’t get to it. But one night we went up there and it’s a one lane road and when we tried to make a u turn our car all of a sudden stopped nad we couldn’t get it started again. It a really scary place even in the day time.

Joe says:

October 7, 2005, 3:46 pm

iv been there…its scary. Me and my friend snuck in one time and we walked in a room and heard a loud bang and we turned around and the door was shut and locked…when we finally got out we ran to our car and it would not start and i looked up and swore that i saw a woman on top of the building looking down at us. very scary place

Staci says:

October 7, 2005, 8:13 pm

Waverly Hills is now open on weekends for the month of October for Halloween. Many people have been there and have been scared away from the sounds and sights thats happen there. If you love haunted places it is a must to visit!

Jennifer says:

October 9, 2005, 1:27 am

On halloween it’s not really scary. They only let you in one floor. They have it all set up and people are there scaring you. Not really scary.

Casey says:

October 9, 2005, 8:59 pm

The one floor is used for a haunted house thing they have each year. if you want to take the actual tour, i believe you have to make reservations first. i know they had a tour back in August and it cost $250.00. Hopefully if they have any tours this year it will be cheaper.

Nicole says:

October 9, 2005, 9:29 pm

I went there last night. They had a haunted trail type thing. The cost was $20. My friends and I went through it and people jump out at you and scare you. You walk into alot of different rooms. Many of the rooms represent what actually happened there before it closed down. After you get out of the haunted house part, you go through the actual autopsy and morgue place. You don’t see much there, but its realy dark. They have lights on the floor to guide you. It is a very scary place.

Erika says:

October 10, 2005, 12:54 pm

ok so is this located on dixi hwy or does anyone know for sure? trying to come up one weekend and take a tour

Lori says:

October 10, 2005, 3:52 pm

There will be signs posted for you to get to Waverly Hills Sanitarium. If you pull up there original web site you will get the directions as well as a map of the directions. You will enjoy the trip.

Kristie says:

October 14, 2005, 3:48 pm

Very spooky place. We used to sneak up there 10-12 years ago before vandals trashed the place. Never seen any “ghosts”, but this place has a very unique atmosphere. The building itself seems to be watching you before you ever go in. Takes some nerve to explore it which takes 2-3 hours. It is located off Dixie Highway at East Pages. Up the road from Bobby Nichols golf course.

Chelsea Denay says:

October 18, 2005, 3:55 pm

anyone who says that they have been to “parties at this place would be lieing to you.I know this because my dad has own this peace of land for going on 10 years now. And we only open it up on halloween! I have been in this place many times and have seen horrible stuff exsecialy in r.217 if you truley know the history of this place then you’ll know why R. 217 is so popular. And you wont want to enter it i learned that the wrong way.

Jordan says:

October 22, 2005, 11:52 am

how much does it cost? How What times is it open??????

Melissa says:

October 23, 2005, 3:40 pm

How much does this cost? What times is it open?

James says:

October 25, 2005, 7:24 pm

If you go down Dixie towards Fort Knox, you will come up to a street called west pages/east pages. West is on the left and East on the right. Turn right and go down till you come to a golf course ( in the middle of the 3rd turn). Turn there and follow it up till it splits and then go left. that will take you up to the entrance.

Deidra & Rylee says:

October 26, 2005, 1:03 pm

My grandmother died in that hospital and she is probably the ghost. She had a bad case of VD i mean TB.

barry drury says:

October 26, 2005, 6:12 pm

my sister-in-law said there was a virtual i could take on the internet but i have looked everywhere, if you know where it is would you tell me!

David Loyd says:

October 26, 2005, 7:52 pm

hey chelsea, could you fill us in a little more on the history you alluded to? and what’s so special about R 217? i thought it was supposed to be R502 that was to be feared? I’m genuinely interested in knowing the whole story, as well as what plans there are for the property!

Beau says:

October 29, 2005, 6:23 am

hey i have done some research and have found absolutly no info on r.217 can someone fill me in?

rick oglesbee says:

October 30, 2005, 7:17 pm

I work there for 5 years i have seen stuff out the third flor windows but what people dont know is there is a 3 basement ive been there 2 i heard stuff there iqiut and never went back why did they weld the door shut i now where 2 craw in at!!!!

rick oglesbee says:

October 30, 2005, 7:19 pm

I work there for 5 years i have seen stuff out the third flor windows but what people dont know is there is a 3 basement ive been there 2 i heard stuff there i quit my job and never went back why did they weld the door shut i now where 2 craw in at!!!!

Josh T says:

November 1, 2005, 8:39 pm

Some of my freinds went to it this year and they said that it was pretty good…….. were all going up to see it next year like 5 car loads so ya….. did you know that theres been over like 60,000 people die there and quiet a few people have killed thereselfs there to. Alot in room #502 it supost to be the most haunted room in the hole place.

Josh T says:

November 1, 2005, 8:42 pm

i have a 11 page paper i print off of the internet about it and it says that room #502 is the most haunted.

Josh T says:

November 1, 2005, 8:55 pm

there are alot of place where i live that are haunted one is this. The story is in the early 1900’s there was a family that lived back in the counrty here like 30-40 min in the counrty and there was a father, mother, and twin boys. And the fother was in to black magic and one day his wife up and left him and the boys and it made him so angry that he took his two sons lifes…….. he burned them alive in there fire place and before he killed himself he put a spell on his self that he would come back as a bird so that he could watch out for his house forever. And when you went there there was always a bird siting by the door it was always there it never left and if you go there at dark trees glow that are around it and when you would go in you would hear kids lauging and the fire would be going. but some one burned it down it scared them so they burnd it. but they are all beried at there family cemitery right at the end of there driveway.

dan nolastname says:

November 2, 2005, 8:11 pm

My wife & friends went Oct.22. WOW !!!
We live in Louisville, and this place is very creepy. I shot over 46 pics and on over 15 shots we captured orbs, faces, shadows, and wierd streaking red lights.
The shadow hall was very spooky. We saw neumerous shadows peeking around doors, people walking back-n-fourth at the far end of the hallway.
My throat got really tight and dry when we got to the 5th floor near room 502. Just as my throat was getting tighter the guide told us about a local tv station personality who had to be dragged out of the building because he was choaking, i thought to myself **** !!! We went out on the balcony where i have a perfect pic of a bright blue single orb flying around.
My wife thought she felt something bruch her hair and her friend from the office forwarded a pic she took of my wife and their was a red streak buzzing my wifes hair !!!

Axul says:

November 3, 2005, 10:25 pm

Can you get in there without paying or do you have to take a tour….i was just wanting to do up there for one night and then drive back…i want to look around and see scary stuff, but i am not interesting in paying to do it….???

plumbo says:

November 7, 2005, 10:22 am

Is everyone sure ’bout this?

plumbo says:

November 7, 2005, 10:24 am

I would like directions tho’

dawn says:

November 8, 2005, 2:18 pm

a group of us at work took this tour last night… its $20.00 a person and they’ll do them thru november until its too cold we were told…

we didnt see much but the history is really awesome, 63,000 people died there, on average 1 per hour… to try and relieve some of the depression they started taking the dead bodies down a chute that had been built to get supplies in and out of the sanitarium, that way they could slide the bodies down and people wouldnt have to watch funeral cars going in and out of the property

lots of grafitti there where people have no respect, sneak in and do damage.. people should be shot, idiots

cool place to visit, they’ll let you spend the night there as well, we were told 50 for a half night, and 100 for a whole night.. they’ll put you on a floor and leave, let you roam around and explore on your own… we’re discussing getting a small group to do just that

Bethany Heathers says:

November 8, 2005, 4:59 pm

I am going to be going sometime this november, and I have heard so many things about this place. It absolutly has to be haunted. I am so scared to go but on the other hand I just can’t wait.

Bethany says:

November 8, 2005, 5:04 pm

I Know that you have to make reservations before you go, and this year it only costs $20 for the actual tour.

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freddy says:

November 12, 2005, 9:38 pm

why are there no pictures of these places

Freddy says:

November 15, 2005, 12:55 am

I want to come out the closet already who should i do it

Freddy says:

November 15, 2005, 12:56 am

I want to come out the closet already how should i do it.

amber says:

November 20, 2005, 3:26 pm

i saw a show about this on tv where the owners daughter and her friends went up there and attempted to stay all night but got scared off by the stuff that happend in the morgue

rebecca says:

November 30, 2005, 4:49 pm

waverly hills has alot of great stories but this on i haven’t heard of my grandparents stayed at waverly and survived.

Danielle says:

December 3, 2005, 10:11 am

The piece of land along with the building now belong to the national historical society meaning that nobody can tear it down. They have stopped letting people enter freely because nobody had respect for the building. It is very gorgous inside and out. It could stand a little fixing up. My mother and I have been in the building and have seen no signs of paranormal activity although we believe there is somewhere in the building. We are going to stay the night there
sometime soon. If anyone has questions about the history contact me at

Melanie says:

December 27, 2005, 11:05 pm

I live not 40 minutes from louisville if you go down 31W or aka dixie hwy you’ll see it up on the hill all of that story is very true but it’s wrist not risk lol it’s opened up at halloween because in kentucky we have an obsession with the haunted. anyhow look it up online it’s one of the top ten scariest places on earth.

metris says:

January 1, 2006, 12:10 pm

my great grandmother died in that horrible place,… i wouldnt go there for nothing,…. my friends tried to get me to go i, got mad and knock his tooth down his throat..and by the way freddy change your ways,… son.

cherry gordon says:

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shelby says:

January 7, 2006, 11:54 pm

i would really like to go see the new movie about waverly its called spooked it comes out god knows when but they already have a web site thats awsome it has the trailors and SCARY stuff!!! the address is

you should really check it out its better than this web address!!!!!!

Later losers

loralie says:

January 7, 2006, 11:57 pm


someone says:

February 4, 2006, 2:46 pm

I went to the haunted house they had this year. That was uneventful, but a bunch of us did try sneaking in a few times. There is security and they will see you and make you leave. They are restoring the entire place to one day have tours. The first floor already has a bunch of brand new windows. The only other time I snuck up there with friends and my husband we were chased back down the hill by a shadow figure. It was scary. We also heard a woman screm coming from the hospital. After that we This place is 100% absolutely haunted.

Emily Alvarez says:

February 6, 2006, 4:26 pm

If you really want to visit this place, You will have to contact the owner of the building. They have a tour for $ 20.00 a person. I wouldn’t recommend breaking in because they are renovating the place. They are trying to raise money to keep the place open. The city of Louisville has told them if they can’t make it into a type of business that they will have to demolish the place and make it a subdivision. So get your friends and go support the great cause to keep a paranormal building existing.

E-mail me at for the owners information, or how to set up a tour =-D

** They are planning to rennovate it as a Hotel…Wouldnt that be awesome, even more reason to go visit it now.

Emily Alvarez says:

February 6, 2006, 4:29 pm

And the tours are held year round. I would recommend going anytime besides october because thats when they have the fake haunted house that only is held in the first floor. The real tour is all five stories plus the basement

Delacee says:

February 8, 2006, 6:16 pm

This place is an all time great place and the immature people on here really need to take a history lesson and grow up about this place. I haven’t been able to visit yet but will be going this fall ad can’t wait. I can’t imagine how beautiful it must have looked when they first built this place.

Roger*s BabyGirl says:

February 11, 2006, 11:59 pm

On the weekend b4 halloween, my fiancee’ and I went up to the waverly hills sanatorium hospital with a group of friends. And we were gonna go in but there are two lines and the first line (ticket line was a 3 hour wait) and the other was probally (3 or more too) so we didn’t stay but we did see stuff in the windows and heard things. It was really spooky just on the outside. The place is nothing in pictures you see. Seeing the building in real life is SO much different than the pictures. I would never go up there alone by my self, i’d have to be with atleast 2 or 3 people. But my fiancee’s brother went up there and said he seen a little girl’s face appear in one of the windows, when he went over to the window there wasn’t no glass in the frame of the window, and when he turned around it got real cold and he freaked out. It is REAL SCARY but if anyone is not a believe after waverly hills you will be

brittany says:

February 15, 2006, 8:48 pm

this stoy is awsom i would love to know were its at and how to get there!!!!!!!

Meg says:

February 18, 2006, 5:40 pm

Stuff is spooky but make it spooker!!!*
I mean just Spook it up^ a bit

Meg says:

February 18, 2006, 5:41 pm

Stuff is spooky but Spook it up^ a bit!!!*

Meg says:

February 18, 2006, 5:41 pm

Spook it up^ a bit!!!*

L says:

February 20, 2006, 9:30 pm

I’ve read up a bit about this place it’s very interesting. I don’t think you need to ‘spook it up a bit’ its just how the place is.. it’s not meant to be some fake haunted house like you see.. it has history, not some little kid running around in a plastic mask trying to scare you. I wish I lived closer I’d definitely like to see it.

Courtney says:

February 21, 2006, 11:38 am

I live in Louisville and I can tell you that this is one messed up place. One time my dad took me and a bunch of my friends up there to check it out. It was about 7 at night and it was starting to get dark out. My dad pulled right up to the entrance and as soon as he did the gates started shaking and we started hearing all these wierd noises. Then the car shut off and would not turn back on we had to get out of the car and push it back down the hill. I SWEAR this place is about as haunted as it gets. My mom used to have to go there as a little girl and sing to the people there. She said it was the most horrifying thing she has ever had to do. My grandmother also worked there and my father was tested for TB and it came back positive. He never had to go there but they did have to check in on it. My dad said that if he would have had to go there he probably would have killed himself.

Ryan says:

February 22, 2006, 3:40 pm

I want to go there at once, first I didn’t believe in ghosts until I saw this…

andrea says:

February 24, 2006, 5:28 am

chelsea, is there anyway your dad would do a contest like have people enter and if they stay the whole night theyd get a prize?

Erin says:

February 25, 2006, 3:50 pm

I have been there a great many times. You guys do have one thing wrong in your description. They didn’t push dead bodies down a tunnel. They piled them on this underground “train” that wen to the bottom of the hill so that all the patients didn’t see how many people actually died. It is a very beautiful old building but definitely eery! As soon as you step out of your car you get a whole different feeling that you don’t even think that you have! The new owners are renovating the whole plave and are looking for any volunteers to help. I will actually be one of them. I have had many encounters there!

Big Dog says:

February 26, 2006, 1:30 pm

Does anyone know when the documentary “Spooked” about Waverly Hills is coming out? I know the movie “Death Tunnel” is scheduled to be released on 2/28/06, but they have not said anything about “Spooked” being released as of yet. If anyone knows, please post it. Thanks….

Jo says:

March 10, 2006, 1:07 am

I went to Waverly last Halloween and here are pictures, if anyone is interested in seeing the place.

Here is the link:

Also, creepy enough, in my attic I should still have paperwork from there. Old prescriptions, doctor’s notes, patient charts, or something like that. I may go look for it one of these days.

Finally, the season premiere for SciFi Channel’s Ghost Hunter’s is on March 29, 2006 and that episode will be about Waverly. It’s at 9pm so you may want to watch it!

gypsyblood says:

March 12, 2006, 12:55 am

Chelsea doesn’t know much about Waverly for her father to be the owner. Her father may have owned the place at one time…but not presently. And if I am incorrect in saying this (I thought it had been purchased by the Historical Society), then she knows very little history on the place. I have never heard any story about this room 217…I think she has the room number incorrect, but again I may be mistaken. It was owned for many yrs. by the Mattingly family (as seen on Scariest Places on Earth a few years back). As for there not being any parties there…all one needs to see is the graffiti all over the walls to know better. I believe the first yr. it was actually open to the public as a haunted house (which covered a very small area…), there was a live band, a para-psychologist (who was a flake), and tours offered. It was actually quite fun. As my husband and I were standing in line, a teenager was dragging a keg through the hallway and was himself dragged off by security. I grew up in Valley Station very close to Waverly (Prairie Village) and made many a trip (both legally and illegially). I can’t say I have truly seen any para-normal activitiy, but the place does have an eerie feel to it. The beauty of the place itself is reason enough to want to see it. As for there being 68,000 people to die, this also is not a fact. The death toll was only in the hundreds. There is one very accurate site that reveals the history by an individual named Ron. I will find the site and post it for anyone interested. There is also a site that has some outstanding photographs of the building and old out buildings (some of which have since been torn down). I had three strange things happen while visiting. One time a couple of friends, my son, and myself decided to play hide and seek in the building. My son and I were hiding in a closet on the fourth floor when we heard that we were about to be found. We ran into a room that had a rusted table and a rusted disc shaped light with a cone hanging from the ceiling. Something about that room gave me a bad feeling…but I could never seem to find it on any other visit, nor saw it on any tours. Another time, my husband and I decided walk the path by the apts. off Dixie (not the road by the golf course)…our way is the most scenic trail! I have heard that if you veer off the road (before the gate) and follow the grassy path to the left (at the bottom of the hill), that there is actually some kind of cave or underground entrance…but not the body chute. I don’t know if this is an actual fact. Anyway, as we were walking the path (it was very dark and they had security at this time in trailers), we came to a place where a huge drainage pipe ran beneath the road. On the end of this pipe there sat an individual with their feet dangling over the edge. We got very quiet because we thought we had walked up on a security person…as we quietly approached, they disappeared from sight. Then another time, a friend and I had planned to spend Halloween night on the roof (hallucinating). While sitting at the bottom of the road where the apts. are, we saw person’s in hooded black capes coming from behind a dumpster. Not wanting to become anyone’s sacrifice, we decided to make other plans. I will find those sites and post them so you can get some more accurate info going here…thanks for taking time to read my posting! Gypsyblood

Gypsyblood says:

March 12, 2006, 2:30 am

I hope you find this information useful! > Local News
Monday, September 26, 2005
“Local News Headline: The living roam Waverly Hills”
The living roam Waverly Hills Convention-goers mix with sanatorium spirits By Scheri Smith
The Courier-Journal
Because so many people died at Waverly, it has developed a reputation as a place where the spirits of patients still roam. It was featured on the “World’s Scariest Places” television show in 2001.

Charles Mattingly and his wife, Tina, are the current owners. They bought it about four years ago and are trying to get it restored.
“It’s a piece of history,” Tina Mattingly said. “In my opinion it’s been badly beaten and battered, and it’s very disrespectful to the people that died here.”
Despite all the potential spooky or scary things that some claim happen at Waverly, the really scary thing is the thought of losing it, Age said. That’s why his organization is donating all proceeds from this weekend to help restore the building.
Members of the society estimated that they raised $10,000 throughout the convention.
Thanks, Gypsyblood

Ashley says:

March 13, 2006, 9:41 am

i love waverly hills tuburculosis is still in there and people say the can smell breakfast cooking.

Alanna says:

March 24, 2006, 2:00 am

Hello, My name is Alanna me and a guy i work with are going to Waverly Hills tommorrow night i have been looking forward to this for a while i will let you know how it goes….

yo momma says:

March 31, 2006, 1:48 am

the room # is #502 you F*****G retards they did this one on goust hunters the tv show look get your facts right

Michelle says:

March 31, 2006, 2:43 pm

I cannot believe all the gramical erros on these comments, you all must be a bunch of uneducated hicks from Kentucky.

Michelle says:

March 31, 2006, 2:44 pm

I cannot believe all the grammical errors on these comments, must be a bunch of uneducated hicks from Kentucky

Phil says:

April 1, 2006, 12:00 am

I wonder if Derek Acorah from “Most Haunted” would be able to pick up on any residual energies or presents at Waverly Hills? I think the “Most Haunted” team would even be most apprehensive at the sanatorium.

Lisa says:

April 4, 2006, 11:24 pm

To the girl that called us Kentuckians uneducated hicks…You must be an educated itch..Add the B yourself…….

larry says:

April 4, 2006, 11:27 pm

get r done!

Sara and Kristin says:

April 5, 2006, 12:21 pm

Hey, we wanna go to the hospital sometime but we dont want to take a tour becuz all the majesty of the dank will be ruined by annoying children and ppl trying to be scary. We just wanna go by ourselves….no vandals…just looking….do yall(wanna single?) think thats possible?….bye

stacy says:

April 6, 2006, 10:06 am

I’m from the Indiana Ghost Trackers. In July we have a group of people spending the night at Waverly. I’ve heard alot about this place and have seen the movie “Death Tunnel” which is about Waverly, also filmed there. I’m real excited, but kinda scared at the same time. Has anyone stayed the night there, and how did it go? I’m sure there won’t be any sleeping going on.

CSW says:

April 6, 2006, 2:47 pm

To whoever called us hicks from Kentucky-I would like to ask if you have ever been to Louisville? You will find that almost everyone here is not a hick or redneck and if they are, they are probably over the age of 70 and were raised that way. About the TB hospital, which is what anyone calls it in Louisville, I have lived within a couple miles of the place my whole life, but have never been there. Seriously, everyone I know has been there. About 4 or 5 years ago is when they started having the halloween thing and the bands up there(I’m not sure how long ago it was) before that people would go up there all the time. All my friends never saw anything creepy. All they saw were rooms filled with grafitti and trash. Some of my friends slid down the shute that they use to push the bodies down. After walking around and doing illegal things there for about an hour a gaurd or someone usually realized they were there and chased them to their cars where they were told to leave. I’m sure it is very spooky(that’s why I’m too scared to go) but no one has ever saw a ghost or anything that spooky.

CSW says:

April 6, 2006, 3:37 pm

This was taken directly from the courier journal(newspaper in Louisville):

But the hospital left a legacy — a quiet, woodsy backdrop for the neighborhood, land for a park and a golf course, and a colorful, if occasionally morbid, history.

When the hospital opened in 1911, it had 8 patients, but it soon reached its capacity of 40. At the time, Jefferson County had one of the country’s highest rates of tuberculosis, a highly contagious, sometimes fatal lung disease characterized by coughing, hemorrhaging, fever and shortness of breath.

And the hospital, which offered plenty of bed rest and fresh air as well as some surgical methods of treating the disease, was thought to be an excellent facility. In 1924, the hospital was expanded to house 400 patients.

Many people died at the hospital, and because hospital officials were concerned that the sight of hearses would be bad for morale the bodies were sent to the bottom of the hill through a steam tunnel.

The steam kept the tunnel warm and was also used by employees who needed to walk up the hill during the winter. Fey remembers that he and other children would go into the tunnel to warm up after sledding. The entrances to the tunnel have been blocked off, but it still exists underground, Severs said.

CSW says:

April 6, 2006, 4:07 pm

Fridays: Paranormal/Historical Tour 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Saturdays: Paranormal/Historical Tour 8:30pm & 9:30pm

Sundays: Historical 2:30pm

Cost is $20.00 donation per person and tour times must be reserved in advance.
Please contact and schedule your tour with:
or call
502-417-4526 or 502-933-2142

Valerie says:

April 6, 2006, 5:57 pm

Waverly Hills is one of the most forboding structures I have ever seen. The tower rivals one on an old English castle standing just above the front entraceway. The building’s windows from what I have seen are all broken out leaving the pane-less windows staring out on onlookers daring them to come inside. When I was there for a Halloween haunted house I could almost feel the weight of the place, it felt like I had a hundred pairs of eyes glaring at me. In the near future I hope to take a tour through the sanitarium and step deeper than I have into it’s dark halls.

Morgan says:

April 8, 2006, 12:17 pm

I think Waverly Hills is one of the coolest places I’ve ever herd of. Sometimes people think that I’m a little strange because I’m really, really into this kind of stuff. My uncles are supposed to take me on a ghost tour of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium this upcoming Halloween, and I really can’t wait!

Erin says:

April 19, 2006, 5:44 pm

Hello everyone. I made a comment on 02-25-06. I wanted to add a few things. Hey CSW, you seem like the only one that has educated things to say. You are wrong about one thing though. No one is able to “slide” down the body shute. There isn’t a body shute. So I am sorry but your friendS lied to get a reaction. I agree with you about that girl that called us Kentuckians uneducated hicks! They do need to come here and see that there aren’t shoeless people with straw coming out of their mouths. Waverly is a great place that is spooky but you also need to respect it! I feel like I am one of the only few people who actually see it for what it is. A historical landmark where devasting things happened.

Vic says:

April 25, 2006, 1:05 am

There IS a body shute, it was seen on Ghost Hunters on Sci-Fi. There is a stairway right beside it and the slick pavement of the shute is clearly evident right beside it. I believe some miss the number of people that actually died in the building. It is sad so many lives were lost there..some adult, some children. Two nurses died there as well. It was rumored one was hung, I believe the other died of disease, but I am not sure on that. Anyhow, I will tour there, if at all possible, this Halloween. Maybe I will see you there. Happy Haunting! :)

Amanda says:

April 29, 2006, 10:43 am

Waverly sounds awesome. I’m going to try to get some of my friends to go up to see it with me. I love haunted sitings and stuff. I’m staying in a haunted dorm right now, and it is so much fun.

Deb P. says:

May 2, 2006, 10:56 am

I’ve been trying to contact someone to get reservations for the Waverly Hills tour but to date haven’t had my calls returned. Anyone know how I can get reservations for a tour?


michael says:

May 4, 2006, 8:08 pm

email me directions please

mac daddy says:

May 11, 2006, 5:54 pm

yo listen up yo mamma that comment really pissed me off and u might die from me so u better step up and leave the mac daddy a comment because i dont play thatand ur probably a ***** anyway so ya yo mamma shut up

p.s. tell ur momma i say i’ll pay her later

mac daddy says:

May 11, 2006, 5:56 pm

yo morgan i’ll take u on a ghost tour whenever u want i might even take u to the sizzler cause u shound beautiful so ya hit me up u know peace

ican_beyourz says:

May 14, 2006, 4:32 am

i got head from my girlfriend in the sanitarium. im a bodybuilder and my purple headed yogurt slinger creamed all over her face, toungue and lips she loved it but not as much as the ghost did. i saw it peeking out of the closet and it freeked my out because it saw my rock hard ***** in my girls mouth. im never going to that place again because im kinda embarresed

Tim says:

May 14, 2006, 9:54 pm

Sounds alot like the Barkersville asylum in upstate N.Y., although it is reported that members of some film crews have mysteriously vanished there. Has anything happenned like this at Waverly.

Sarah says:

May 15, 2006, 8:57 pm

We went to Waverly Last halloween , it was ok , for halloween, but you have people jumping out at you and all that stuff, I really wanted to look around, My cousin, see thing and I can feal them, befor anyone, can, We would like, very much to beable to look around the place, Ive found a lot of Website, that talk about it and the nite, we were there, When you drove up to it and were they had you park. Just something about the place , and I don’t think it has to do with all the people that died there, It more about , what happen there. Oh I don’t know , I sure would like a chance to see whath the place would be lake , without all that halloween stuff going on.

yeah! says:

May 20, 2006, 11:01 pm

I have been to waverly hills, and it is really haunted. I went on a paranormal tour costing $20 a person and lasted about 2 hours. When I was there I seen shadow people and had doors slam in my face. When i was visiting the haunted hospital I seen many ghosts and caught lots of scary things on videotape. While I was on the 5th floor of the sanatarium I heard a screeching voice scream hey. You could here this voice on the videotape. I also decided to go down “The death tunnel” while I was wlaking back up you couls hear poeple walking behind you and no one was there. Waverly is a very interesting huanted place with so much history. I recommend this place to any ghost lover.

Mike Stanley says:

May 21, 2006, 9:58 am

I have been to Waverly(At night and unlawfully)About 20 years ago me and several friends went there thru the coffin chute.Everything you hear about that place is VERY TRUE I saw things that to this day I can’t explain Shadows and even saw a person that was there one second and gone the next.If you go there be prepared to see and hear things that can’t be explained

Vannie says:

June 4, 2006, 7:01 pm

Until about two days ago I didn’t even know that this place existed. What I have read about it keeps me looking for more to read about it, however; I really don’t want to visit it, looking at the pics and how dirty the place looks, I am not worried about the ghosts, just what might be lurking on the walls.

Elizabeth says:

June 8, 2006, 12:53 am


I’m from Kentucky but I was born in Texas my name is Elizabeth. My brother and his wife and I would like to visit the Waverly Hills Hospital. Whoever made fun of the other’s EDUCATION what do you think about mine I LIVE IN KENTUCK but Was born a TEXASAN. How do you Lke them APPLES *****

Elizabeth says:

June 8, 2006, 12:57 am


Samantha says:

June 8, 2006, 2:47 pm

We are all here to make our comments on waverly not put each other down,So please if you are looking to study grammer go to another site michelle that deals with proper grammer and leave us alone to talk about waverly or stay and play nice. I would love to go and see the sanitarium with just a small group but my husband says no. I live in Colorado and we have a haunted park called cheesman park it used to be a grave yard in denver. They wanted to build houses on the land so they moved some bodies but not all. They left over 5000 and it is now haunted. Infact thats where the movie poltergist came from and you can read about it if you go under colorado ghost sites under cheesman park.I and family have been there and what a scary night. I had to run back to the car by myself and when I came back to my family there was someone I couldnt see following me. I have seen and felt ghosts before so I do believe Im sensitive, So I think it would be both scary and interesting to go and visit waverly. Much respect to all who lost thier lives there.

Final Fantasy Fan says:

June 8, 2006, 5:14 pm

Excuse me Michelle but some people here are from Kentucky and don’t appreciate being called ‘uneducated hicks” because I live 3 hours from Waverly hills and I graduated with all A’s and went to harvard University.Anyway I was wondering, If you do happen to sneek up their and get caught, what do the security guards do to ya.

smooches says:

June 8, 2006, 7:12 pm

i was wondering if anybody had any pictures of their visit and if you could email those to me. my email is

Misti says:

June 8, 2006, 8:40 pm

I would like to visit the Sanatarium this weekend 6-12-06, but I’m having difficulties booking a tour! Can anyone help me?!

Katrina says:

June 8, 2006, 10:52 pm

I have looked up on the Internet and watched Spooked and Ghost Hunters.Spooked is the scariest.Waverly Hills is spooky but I have never been there I have only seen it on T.V I am 10 but I am even scared just to look it up and also watch it.It is cool but I never ever want to go there.I realy would want to but I live to far from Kentucky.And also it is scary because of the spooky place room #502.I never ever would want to go there never ever I have to be brave just to look it up on google.From 10 year old Katrina

Katrina says:

June 8, 2006, 10:57 pm

I would!I could tell any were or what about that spooky place by looking it up on google of the name of the place and were it is and just try what it everything but be brave because alot of them have spooky pictures

Drew says:

June 9, 2006, 4:24 am

I think it’s a weird coincidence that the area code for Louisville is 502, the same as the room number where the nurse died. #502

nikki and courteny says:

June 9, 2006, 11:50 am

hey guys we were wondering if anyone could send us pictures of ghost or any thing that would spook us we want to go to the hospital…some day in october cause it looks awsome and we seen the show about it on the scfi and it was scary!oh and one more thing michelle **** you, cause you are just a stupid b****!!! if any one has pics email them to

Tanya says:

June 10, 2006, 10:44 pm

I would really like to visit waverly hills,I’ve seen and been through alot of weird things.Love to feel the rush of seeing and speaking to those who others can’t always see.I watched the sci-fi special on the sanaterium and really felt drawn to it.I would love to bring my crew and document some more hauntings for the owners of waverly hills.

Misti says:

June 14, 2006, 2:22 pm

I finally got a tour booked! Myself and two friends will enter the sanatorium this coming Saturday night at 10:15. I’m so excited!!!


June 17, 2006, 7:18 pm

I read the story on the waverly house and loved it as the company I work for has an account with an old sanotarium in the foothills of california that is said to also be haunted. It is great! love to find out more info on this place. (Wish I Ah) any one know anything on this place??

TruthSeeker says:

June 19, 2006, 2:50 am

I cannot believe all the gramical erros on these comments, you all must be a bunch of uneducated hicks from Kentucky.

Comment by Michelle | 03.31.2006 | 2:43 pm

I cannot believe all the grammical errors on these comments, must be a bunch of uneducated hicks from Kentucky

Comment by Michelle | 03.31.2006 | 2:44 pm

Ok, what I think is funny in a karma sort of way is that you are talking bad about other people and you go and make a type o yourself. What goes around comes around. ( oh, I am from California by the way, not that I wouldn’t be proud to be from Kentucky if I was )

To the idiot “yomomma” and the message you left saying die a million times….very adult, you must what about 12? Not to mention some of your other comments…..

Oh and I could go on and on and on…..

Next, why is this not monitored better to get rid of all of these idiotic postings that have nothing to do with the subject or are just plain stupid?

There actually are people out there who believe and are seeking the truth. The rest of you who just come here and talk trash, may the spirits of the afterlife come to haunt you for the rest of your natural born lives. If you don’t believe or have a valid opinion, why come here?

TruthSeeker says:

June 19, 2006, 2:57 am

As to waverly Hills, I have done alot of research on the place since first hearing about it on Sci Fi’s “Ghost Hunters”. Have seen the movies, The Death Tunnel and Spooked. It is only my opinion based on this because I have never actually been there myself, but I beleive the place to be full of paranormal activity. Some of the pictures I have seen combined with everything else convinced me. How could you have a place where that many deaths occured and not have there be some kind of residual effect? Think about it.

Samantha says:

June 22, 2006, 2:12 pm

Hey Misti,
That is so cool. Please let us know how it went and even better if you experience anything. I so wish I could go with. Have fun and be safe.

Kimi says:

June 29, 2006, 3:31 pm

I went there about 5 years ago did not go inside but when i looked up i couldve swore i saw somone looking out at the 2nd floor. i got scared and drove away

kathy says:

June 29, 2006, 10:36 pm

I had never heard of the place untill I saw it on Ghost Hunters ie.. TAPS. I have just finished reading some other investagative accounts of Waverly. This place is a ghost hunters dream!!! I would love to go there!!! What I would like to know is if anyone has tried to help those spirits willing, to cross over?? I would hate to think of anyone I loved still in a place like that after suffering so much in life.

kathy says:

June 29, 2006, 10:43 pm

I have wondered if anyone has tried to help the spirits that are willing, to cross over?? I would hate to think of anyone I loved stuck in a place like that!! They suffered so much in life!! I am sure there would be not shortage of spirits left to kick up alot of action!!! Indiana Ghost Trackers, your investigation must be comming up soon!! Good luck and I wish you lots of activity!!!! Let us know what you find!! Stay safe, and drink lots of coffee!!! Kathy

kathy says:

June 29, 2006, 10:46 pm

Sorry my message got posted twice. The first one posted all by itself!!! Not kidding!!! Maybe the spirits of Waverly want some help??? Kathy

Misti says:

July 5, 2006, 8:54 pm

Hey, it’s Misti! I had fun the weekend I went to Waverly! During the first part of the tour I was basically spooking myself out. However, on fifth floor, when we were done viewing the shadow people-It Happened!!! The only light I had was a small flashlight on a string around my neck…I began to walk forward, to follow the tour. I made two steps, on the second step the string around my neck became tight, I called out to my sister and friend to wait. I couldn’t find my flashlight that should’ve been resting on my chest!! The other girls with me told me to turn around…frightened by the thought of turning around, I did it anyway. Upon turning around it became very chilly and there floating out away from my body, still around my neck, was my flashlight!!! As if someone were behind me pulling on it!! No one was there!

Haunt_Tracker says:

July 8, 2006, 12:58 pm

Hello to all! I’m a tour guide at Waverly Hills Sanatorium. I really enjoy introducing people to the other side. The are tons of ghost stories to tell. Things happen nearly everytime we take a group through the building. If any of you get a chance to visit call ahead for a tour reservation, 502-417-4526. All the proceeds are donated to the Waverly Hills Historical Society. Hope to see you there!

Haunt_Tracker says:

July 8, 2006, 1:02 pm

Visit us on our Yahoo group “Waverly Ghost Chasers” for the lastest haunts and happenings at the Waverly Hills Sanatourium! Clicking on Haunt_Tracker below will take you there.

candi says:

July 20, 2006, 6:26 pm

A group of my co-workers are going this Saturday for the 10:30 tour. My husband, myself and 1 of the guys that is going has had personal experience so, we believe. I have one girl that is a believer, but has not had any personal experiences. And then there are 2 others who are sceptical, but want to go to see for themselves. It will be very interesting to see what different experiences we all have. Also, for the record this place during it’t time was very nice. I know that being sent there would not be great. But, if I was living in those times with TB I don’t think that there would be a better place to be. They were very advanced for their time and they did their absolute best to take care of the patients.

Dougherty says:

July 21, 2006, 11:16 am

I would be quite interested. It may be myself and two or three others if that’s cool.

rebecca says:

July 29, 2006, 4:05 am

i dont no if that is true but is it or is it just there amangination

Rebecca O’Donnell


August 8, 2006, 5:13 pm


Chad says:

August 9, 2006, 4:07 am

True Story. My name is Chad. Last year, for Halloween, my girlfriend, best friend,Ryan, and his girlfriend,Megan, all decided to go to Waverly. I had been before and found the place pretty intimidating because of its sheer size and the whole auroa that surrounded the place. It was a typical Saturday night and we bought our tickets and paid the $5 extra for the ‘bonus’ haunted part which was called, if I’m not mistaken, Total Darkness. The first part of the haunted house was of course like any other haunted house. You dont even really realize you are inside Waverly Hills, its just sort of the same old stuff that any haunted house would present. However we found the second part, the bonus part quite intriguing. Only us 4 went as a group and what it was is exactly what it said, Total Darkness. You walk in and cannot even see your hand in front of your face. No lights. The only thing you have to guide you are these black lights on the floor that are placed perfectly so as to when you get to one you look around and will see another. Now besides the black light there is no other type of light. Here is where it gets interesting. The noise, from music, was extremely loud so we couldnt hear each other but barely and even when we yelled. As we are going through the motions a red light appears to come on out of nowhere. I see it and its the opposite way of the way we are supposed to go. I go towards the light anyway. As I get closer I see that its the body drawers. A body drawer is built into the wall and is used to store dead bodies and the light was coming from inside the body drawer. As I got closer my skin began to crawl. Then I seen something written, tagged/spray painted, on the wall inside the upper drawer and it freaked me out. It was my name. “CHAD”! When I seen this I immediately stopped in my tracks and as my girlfriend seen this she couldnt speak. I was really taken aback and quite freaked out. Coincidence I told myself. Megan went in for a closer look because I would not move. When she went around to the other side I seen her put her hand over her mouth as she muttered under her breathe “Oh my God!”. We all went to see what she was seeing and what we saw made us feel unwelcomed and looking for the exit ASAP. And on the bottom drawer on the opposite side was tagged, “RYAN”.

Chad says:

August 9, 2006, 4:18 am

As far as being from Kentucky, I’m extremely proud of where I’m from and do not appreciate the comments made by Michelle. Too many times Kentucky is stereotyped. There are many intelligent people in Kentucky as well as many great things in Kentucky and Waverly Hills is definetly one of them.

angel says:

August 9, 2006, 10:51 am


m.m says:

August 9, 2006, 11:07 am

hi nicolle

m.m says:

August 9, 2006, 11:08 am

is this away ppl talk
angel x

m.m says:

August 9, 2006, 11:09 am

any1 here
purple zebra x

nicolle G says:

August 9, 2006, 11:15 am


m.m says:

August 9, 2006, 11:15 am


nicolle G says:

August 9, 2006, 11:15 am

who is purple zebra

nicolle G says:

August 9, 2006, 11:19 am

go on arizona

nicolle G says:

August 9, 2006, 11:20 am

then the first 1

C.C. says:

August 14, 2006, 4:24 pm

I recently went to Waverly on a tour. We experienced several shadow people on the 4th floor. At one point, a fellow tourist walked down the hall by herself in the total darkness. As she walked back towards the group, very clearly, she had a shadow person behind and beside her. There was no mistaking it. Also, a man in our group captured orbs that could only be seen through his videocamera. The group also heard a loud, manly exhale of air behind us. There was no man at the back of the group, just myself and another girl. Also, we experienced a MAJOR coldspot in the area outside of 502. They were getting a moving electromagnetic reading as well in that very spot. Very creepy.

s says:

August 14, 2006, 9:34 pm

hi, everyone i think it is a very good idea that they r going to make a hotel, i hope they do !that would be cool as hell!

Zelch says:

August 21, 2006, 6:00 pm

Probably not such a good idea to make it into a hotel, seeing as though it’s haunted with evil spirits (no one can come back from the dead so in reality, there are no “ghosts.”) Doubtless it would take years and millions of dollars to make Waverly Hills into an establishment that would be fit for accomodating guests.

I live in Louisville but nowhere near the house, I did attempt to drive down there one time by myself and turned on Pages Lane, it’s not all that easy to spot from the road and because I’m not familiar with the area, I gave up the attempt. I would not be afraid to actually spend time there (such as an evening) because very few evil spirits can harm you physically. Perhaps there are cases of this in history but it would have to be extremely rare and the demon would have to be very powerful, such demons are usually busy with much more important tasks than roaming the halls of some old hospital. Demons are actually ranked by the power they have and what they are able to accomplish and what their mission is. Thrones and Princes are the only demons (besides Satan himself) that might have the power to harm someone physically but one has to assume that it’s the lower ranking demons such as Lordships (spirit level) that would invade old buildings. Their powers are very limited although they can almost certainly make their presence known by appearing in the form of a deceased person or frightening people. Again, once we die, we are dead, there is no coming back from where we go. If there have been incidents where people have returned from the dead, it would have to be as a direct result of God’s power and even then, they would not be allowed to frighten people! Such cases would envolve a deceased loved one in heaven coming to comfort a living relative, or perhaps, an angel in the form of that person.

Rebecca says:

August 23, 2006, 10:49 pm

Hi im 13 years old and i just wanted to let this website know that im not scared of ghost even when it’s true unless i see atrue movie,and in that movie it’s a really scary face.And i’ve heard of this plac and seen amovie about it called(The death tunnel).I’ve always felt sorry for inascent people to die.I also been interrested in ghost i think their cool.

miranda says:

September 3, 2006, 9:14 pm

been there, i live like 30 min away from that place, over 60,000 people died there and u can go take a tour there 4 20$ it worth the money u can even stay the night if u have the guts but it cost like 100$

Aaron Richardson says:

September 6, 2006, 1:08 pm

I go up here all the time and one day I was chased by a man that jumped out the window from the second floor and landed on all fours and screamed GET AWAY ! and ran towards us This is a TRUE story this was around 7;30 in the evening. ……

kelli gordon says:

September 7, 2006, 11:00 am

a group of us went up to waverly last holloween season for the haunted house they have there every year. while standing in line we were taking pictures. every picture had some sort of orb or manifestation in the picture it was really cool.

Nick Wallace says:

September 7, 2006, 10:00 pm

My friends and I are looking for a Haunted place to spend the night. Does anyone know of such a place in the Louisville area that does not cost $100?

Donna says:

September 7, 2006, 11:08 pm

I have been up to Waverly Hill’s many times. My Aunt used to work there when it was the old tb hosipital. Back in the early eighties we would go up there and look around. There are alot of unexplained thing’s that have happened up there. For one up by the third floor we had seen a little girl playing with a ball.I yelled at her and asked her what she was doing in here by herself with that she turned around and walked up the stairs. So i ran up the stair’s and by the time i got there she was gone. Alot of room’s you will fell very tense espically around by the padded rooom’s. My aunt told me some of the patient’s had gotten out of controll and were put in these room’s for thier safety and other’s as well. You used to be able to slide down the body shoot to the mourge area. Very errie and funny feelings there as well. We tried to have a calling of the sprit’s with candles and a board, that didn’t last long due to the fact a wind from nowhere blew threw and put out our candle’s. It was cold and put goose bump’s on you. Then the light fixture above us came crashing down in on our circle of candle’s. That was enough for all of us and i have only been up there a few time’s sence then. Alot of my pictures have come out with circles of light,orb’s, and a few thing’s we can not figure out. If you have a chance to go there please do and you will see for yourself.

Lola says:

September 11, 2006, 6:42 pm

GRAMMAR, which is how it is spelled, is your friend, people. So are paragraphs.

If you’re going to proudly claim your Kentucky heritage, at least do it with some style and taste and show that you at least attended school.

-Proud, educated, proper spelling Kentuckian

Janie says:

September 13, 2006, 9:46 pm

Hello, I have heard stories upon stories of Waverly Hills. I do think that it is haunted. I saw the show on ghost Hunters, and know from friends. I myself have never been, and probaly will never go (due to being intrigued, but yet a bit of a p***) LOL. But Thanks to everyone who have posted sites and helpful links to help others find information on Waverly Hills. It is a shame that the Graffiti and stuff are all over the walls!! I mean lets face it, a terrible disease killed people there. How about giving them some peace while they still try to find “their” Light to go on. To me its just sad. I cant wait to see the documentary “Spooked”. The movie however, “Death Tunnel” LAUGHABLE!! They really turned that into a bit of a cheese movie…. But again Thanks to all, and my opinion is the same to peolpe who come on here just to post ridiculus, “off the subject”, stupid, etc. Bull ****!! WE DON’T CARE!! There is name for you people that I came up with….other than just plane idiodic……you will happy to know that you all have been upgraded to know “CLOWNSHOE”. LMFAO Peace Out Homies……….

Janie says:

September 13, 2006, 9:51 pm

Oh and yeah I have typ o’s in there to………….But its not because I am from Ky…Just wanted to let all know this…LOL

Janie says:

September 13, 2006, 10:04 pm

Wow!! Have to post this one to…Sorry guys…..But Thanks Zelch for that bit o history lesson you gave us……..It is also “Known” that a spirit will linger in an area if that person has died horribly……….They can’t go on, (to the other side) Hence, they stay and cant do anything else but just that……….So yes Zelch, Spirits do linger and don’t always move on…..But everyone is entilted to his/her opinion. Just wanted to give a little History back so to speak………….I agree they may not hurt you, but they are not always able to “move on” so to speak..And these people died horrible, painful deaths, many not ready!! So therefore, they still roam halls, look out windows, and what not. Get my point?

Robyn says:

September 17, 2006, 7:17 pm

Hello my name is Robyn and I am writing this to tell people about this haunted hospital. The first time I ever been to a haunted house was last year my first time when I was 20 years old and it was the most horrifying experience I have ever had in my life. When I went I could feel things all over my body like I have never felt before. It was like things were crawling on me and I could not get it to go away. When I was walking up the path to get to the doors there were people that were scaring you before we even entered into the builing which made it that much more interesting. When I got to the doors to get ready to walk in I felt something right in front of me and I thought it was the person it front of me but when I felt it touch me I had to walk away from the doors. I finally got brave enough to walk on through. The moment I stepped foot on the ground I was scared! I have never been that scared in my life! We were walking through and I could hear things that weren’t suppose to be there and see things like up in the corners of the building. When I got to the room were the baby cribs were I started crying instantly because I felt like I was haluciating and seeing things but I wasnt they were real. I heard it used be were you got to slide down the same tunnels that the dead bodies went down but that all changed because of people getting hurt. I was so scared that I ended up stepping backwards and ran the other direction and when I was by myself I turned around again and ended up running face to face with my fiancee. We hit so hard my head broke his nose. This was a chilling experience and that I will wan to someday go back and try it again. It will scare you and make your night a wonderful one. It is worth the money that you pay to get into it and will be more of a woman or a man when you step through the doors of that place and make it all the way through it (with no problems) hopefully. Thankyou for taking the time and reading this and I wish everyone a happy and safe trip through Waverly Hills.

Melissa says:

September 17, 2006, 10:58 pm

The word is GRAMMATICAL, not “grammical”.


Even more sad, no one else caught that before I did.


PS2LaraDwells says:

September 19, 2006, 5:00 pm

Ive been several times but Im sorta mad cause they wont let anyone walk down the chute where they put the bodies…bummed out

Heather says:

September 21, 2006, 7:37 pm

I have been to waverly only 4 times. and each time i have been it gives me the creeps. i have never seen any kind of paranormal, but the building itself is enough to look at it and just get shivers up your spine. The scariest part to me is just traveling up that dirt road (or is it gravel) i cant remember- well anyways- the whole place is a great scare.

Erika says:

September 25, 2006, 3:34 pm

I live in Texas and love hunted places. I want to go up there and visit but the drive is to long sence me and my friends want to take a road trip. I just want to know how much it costs to get a ticket and can you go threw all the floors. Oh aslo i want to know how long are the tour guides.

Kathy says:

September 29, 2006, 1:14 pm

Hi All, I am going to Waverly Hills for the first time in early November, for a 9:30pm tour. Does anyone have any advice, experiences to share with me? Thanks! Great site, by the way.

tim says:

September 30, 2006, 10:57 am

I am also proud of proud of our state. Try living in Florida with Gators, cockroaches the size of your hands, and oh yeah, the mesquitos. We also have 2 great University’s and great BBall tradition at both schools, what could be better than that? Anyway, I want to go to Waverly Hills just once. I have no fear of the ghosts and believe that my faith in Jesus will proctect me. I’ll go there anytime to battle those demons. This is not people from the past, it’s demonic and the blood of Jesus is a persons protection there or anywhere. I’ll go there with my Bible and holy water. Trust Jeses today! I promise you will not be afraid either!.

70×7 Ministries

brian says:

October 1, 2006, 12:14 am


ronni neal says:

October 3, 2006, 11:05 am

I have been to this thing before, It is so awsome, anyone who goes in here will wet your pants!!

ronni neal says:

October 3, 2006, 11:06 am

I have been here before,It is the most scariest haunted thing ive been to yet it was so terrifying!

chrissy says:

October 5, 2006, 5:27 pm

Waverly Hills is not doing any more tour scheduling till March of 2007. They do tours year round or at most of the year. (So for the dummie who said “my daddy owns it, is full of it”) Anyway, the movie Death Tunnel was cool. They fit the history of the place into it. Ghost Hunters went there as well. That’s where I first heard of it.


October 6, 2006, 8:15 pm


Kayla says:

October 10, 2006, 4:12 pm

I think that that it completly strange. But it would be so much fun


October 10, 2006, 7:43 pm



October 10, 2006, 7:47 pm


Amber says:

October 12, 2006, 12:21 am

Hey Kathy! I went there November of last year for an overnite tour and it was awesome! I have a few pics with faces in the doorways and orbs. I also heard a deep moan with made me turn and run…and leave my hubby behind! In 502 I got touched, and noone was near me but my hubby and he wasnt close enough to touch me…needless to say I loved it there, they say if you are pregnant or a nurse you will feel the touch. And it IS NOT a demon place for whatever moron said that…and as for the girl who stated that her daddy owned it for 10 years, that is disrespectful to Tina and Charlie who have taken the time to try an rebuild the place. When I went it was 100.oo per person for an overnite tour, hope I helped some of you 😀

Brandi says:

October 12, 2006, 6:37 am

This is so weird. Im from Tn and there is a haunted house that opens up on Oct. 13 that is called the death mill in Lebanon. Back in the 1800s it was used for a TB hospital just like this one in kentucky. Its sounds exactly the same. On the website it has a history of the mill and it talks about how there is a tunnel that they used to use to take bodies down because there was so many they did not want to scare the other patients. There is also a room called the “drain room” were they would take the bodies and hang them from poles and let their fluids drain. Then they would burn them. People said that there was always a constent stream of smoke coming from the stacks that could be seen for miles. They said there was a person die every hour for a while but i cant remember how long it when on for. The website is

Emily says:

October 12, 2006, 6:04 pm

I am a swedish girl who saw the movie Death Tunnel and was…well…blown away.
But now I’m curious about Waverly Hills Sanatarium and would like to find out more.
Can someone please give me a adress to a website or something where I can find out more?

lisa says:

October 13, 2006, 4:55 pm

hey guys i live only 10 minutes from there and that place is spooky,and you do see ghosts,and the hair on your arms will stick up,and one thing don’t go there when it’s cold outside cause then it will freak you out even more.i had friends who did security up there a few years ago,and they loved it,but they seem some scarey stuff in there,and the thing about the little girl is true,i seen her also,and the person who called us uneducated kentuckians you have room to talk yourself,cause all of us do not talk hick,and if we did we’re proud of it,cause i do and i’m not ashamed of it,it makes us different from others,so before you talk about us look at yourself.

Dustin Sarver says:

October 14, 2006, 1:03 pm

I have been there once and it was well worth it. Just the history of the place is amazing enough! Developed several pictures that had orbs. my buddy took a pic of me and my girlfriend. When he downloaded it on his computer there was a tall man standing between us two.
Creepy! Would highly recommend.

Dustin Sarver says:

October 14, 2006, 1:13 pm

sucks!! Waverly is booked up through rest of year.

Joey Brown says:

October 17, 2006, 1:26 pm

I live in indiana Waverly hills is about 30 minutes away from were i live.I have been there but the only way to get in is when the turn it into a haunted house.So you have to break in thats when it is really creepy doors slam, you can hear foot steps, and like flicker even though there is no electricity running to the building.

Kim and Ron says:

October 17, 2006, 3:15 pm

My Fiance’ and I attended the Paranormal Convention at Waverly last October, when walking from our car to the what formerly was a laundry facility on the property we both experienced a very erie feeling, to some degree we experienced feelings of panic and sadness, there are alot of lost souls on this property,we have a photo of the main floor windows, there is a gargoyle out front and there is an image of what appears to be a young girl peering out the window, we have enlarged the photo and submitted to to a investigator and all have determined it appears to be a child approx 5-6 years old with blonde hair, and ponytails, she also appears to be holding a doll. Guided tours are offered throughout the year and beginning in late September through Halloween they have a haunted house attraction, from what I understand the proceeds from the events are being used to rehab the hospital.The owners Mr. and Mrs. Mattintgly seem genuinely concerned about the revival of the building, so I hope someday it will be opened regularly to the general public.This is a significant part of history in the area, and is undoubtedly one of the most haunted places in the United States, however keep in mind ghosts don’t appear on command, so go to enjoy the history, the architecture, and learn a bit about the past, and feel grateful if you have the fortunate opportunity to experience the pressence of an aparition.

SHADOW says:

October 18, 2006, 12:22 pm

This comment is for yo momma…first before you get an attitude and start correcting somebody you need to correct yourself!!! All these years i thought i had been watching ghost hunters…when really it was goust hunters…well…guess i was wrong…and we all know that they spotted a ghost in room number 502…but i bet you didnt know that your momma was in room number 503 right down the road at motel 6…and i mean this ***** is scary…thank god those “goust” hunters came (hahaha….cuz she looked like she had TB…HIV..STD…DMX…everybody and everything was up in that!!!! I was like forget the “goust” hunters we need the ghostbusters for this ****!

JOANNA says:

October 19, 2006, 10:13 am



bee says:

October 19, 2006, 11:12 am

I can’t believe no one has caught this. michelle, honey, if you want to correct other people’s grammar, you really should make sure that you can spell better than them. i’m not sure what “gramical” means, i do believe that you meant “grammatical”. hmmm, who’s uneducated now? my brother lives in kentucky and is one year away from having his p.h.d. in history. he is by no means an uneducated hick. i think maybe before you start name-calling, you need to take a lesson in spelling yourself. have a good one.

Erin A.K.A. E.R. says:

October 19, 2006, 11:31 pm

hey, Joanna
PLEASE tell me if its true. thats so kool ur going.
write back please.

Rob says:

October 20, 2006, 5:47 pm

The site for the place has a lot of info.

And for the jerks who like to point out other people’s spelling, and grammer problems. Look, just because you have no life does not mean that you need to take it out on others.

You have to boost up your own pathetic self image problem’s but tearing others down. You really need some professional help.

Worm says:

October 22, 2006, 5:32 pm

I have friends that all grew up on Dixie Hwy. They used to stay in there at night all the time. There in a band called incursion, or was they broke up but they still hangout. They were on the soundtrack for the deathtunnel movie. Waverlys a crazy place

Casey says:

October 24, 2006, 9:58 am

Waverly Hills is the place to go if you want a real scare, I went there last year to stay all night and I had the scare of my life. so if you are into all the ghost and stuff that is the place. I am going back there this weekend for the Haunted House then in May I am going to go stay all night again.

Bob says:

October 25, 2006, 1:53 pm

I saw the special on Waverly Hills on TV, and it freaked the **** outta me.

TONYA says:

October 25, 2006, 4:01 pm




Lil says:

October 25, 2006, 10:29 pm

If you all want more info about Waverly Hills you can goole it or check out some web sites I have found.

I have not been there yet but hope to soon.

lizzie says:

October 26, 2006, 9:34 am

well first of all hello to all of you, i decided to make a serch of waverly hills after watching a tv show last night about it. im really intersted to go i do think is hunted and its just awsome.. well thanks alot and good bye…. have a hunted day lol……

Lisa says:

October 26, 2006, 11:08 am

If you want to know the address you should do a google search on the Satitorium. The website is there and has the address. Common sense says….
4301 E Pages Ln
Louisville, KY 40272-2629, US

TJ says:

October 27, 2006, 6:42 pm

Is it true that if you make it to the end you get a refund, if not is there a place like that in kentucky?

faith "n" sarah says:

October 28, 2006, 12:04 am

freddy i know a boy named freddy….faith

loosen up old beany weenie youll be okie dokie by tommorow just check your closet for rats and spiders and dust every now and then…….and look 4 the key 2 get out…..youll be okie dokie pokie nokie!!
SARAH…OLDER BEAN than you …so don’t eat me!!

kywoman says:

October 28, 2006, 3:28 am

I grew up just behind Waverly Hills. Bobby Nichols golf course backs up to Waverly Hills, there is a forested area, then my yard backed up to the forested area. As kids we used to cut through the woods to the golf course to find golf balls hit into the woods.

When Waverly was a nursing home in the 60’s, we had a housekeeper that worked there. We used to pick her up in the afternoons from the hospital, and bring her to our house to clean.

After the chapel burned, the building really fell into disrepair. By then it had become a hangout for kids to party and go parking. Heck, did a bit of that myself when I was that age. My sister claims to have seen a woman hanging out of the burned out chapel, screaming, before they tore the remains of that building down.

I got caught parking by the JCP up there in 1980. Shined the light in the window on us and played the whole hollywood sterotype. I was embarrassed at the time, but now it’s a funny memory.

I’ve never seen evidence of haunting, but, I’m open-minded enough to believe that anything is possible.

A really neat, old place.

Jessamyn Ouellette says:

October 28, 2006, 9:47 am

Waverly Hills Sanitorium from what i hear is very scary.I’m doing a report on it but one thing i don’t have yet is the truth of room 502.Did she jump out the windo or was she hung.I’v also herd that she got pregnat and tried to do her own aborshon,in a desprate need to hode sh e hung herslf and made it look like someone killed her.But i’m not sure.

Erica says:

October 28, 2006, 12:57 pm

Hello, I watched that show on VH1 and, oh my gosh! Those poor people suffering, and dying. They should NOT have put untrained celebrities in that place! I mean that is their last resting place. I’m all for ghost hunting,but trained professionals should only be doing that. But as 4 turning it into a hotel, I think it shouldnt be done.

Haley Jo says:

October 28, 2006, 3:47 pm

I live right across the streeet from Waverly Hills Sanatorium! I can see it from my window! I have found a medicen bottle and I have seen and heard “Mary”, the ghost on the 3rd floor!

Ashley says:

October 29, 2006, 3:02 pm

While filming the movie Death Tunnel there supposedly the people in it heard alot of weird noises and a camera man was almost decapetated.

PsychoFemale1958 says:

October 29, 2006, 6:18 pm

You guys are too funny, Especially “Shadow” I saw Scariest Places On Earth a few years back also and they said over 63,000 died there, not a couple hundred. If it was only a couple hundred why would they have made a body shoot and have a freezer to store the corpses until they could get them out?
T.A.P.S. was the name of the investigating team that checked it out last year and they got some great thermal shots, Jason and Grant that is, Brian ran as usual.

PsychoFemale1958 says:

October 29, 2006, 6:27 pm

Wow, a lot of you people need to go to the Evlyn Woodhead sped redding corse. ever cinse i wint my redding has improved one hunded pacent.

Tonya says:

October 30, 2006, 3:11 am


mel kat says:

October 30, 2006, 4:04 pm

I am very interested in Waverly and it’s actual history. I have been to the haunted house, not an actual tour(although I am trying to get one booked for 2007) Some people seem to be getting confused between the actual haunted tours and the haunted “spook” house. The haunted tours(where you can actually spend the night) range from $50 to $100. It’s a tour around the whole place. I, also, understand that it’s completely booked up until January 2007. A good site to visit is Ron’s offical Waverly site @ It has awesome pictures and writen testaments from people that used to stay there, although it tells nothing of the “haunts”
The haunted spook house is $20. It’s just actors trying to scare you. It takes 15-20 minutes to go thru, while the wait to get in is about 1 hour. It’s just like any other haunted house, such as scenes from horror flicks, actors jumping out, chainsaws, etc… Not too scary. At least it’s for a good cause(the restoration of Waverly). For info on the haunted history of Waverly check out scroll down and click on the Hauned Kentucky link. Enjoy!

Bobby Blue says:

October 30, 2006, 6:59 pm

i saw waverly hills on celebrtiy paranormal project
that lady and guy saw something watch it on vh1

Mystical says:

October 31, 2006, 5:02 pm

I am going to the haunted house at Waverly tonight. If anything unusual happens I will let you all know about it!

Bill says:

November 1, 2006, 9:52 am

You are all full of SH**!! I’ve been to Waverly many times, both legally and illegally. There’s absolutely NOTHING there! Just and old, empty, run-down hospital. No ghosts, no “orbs”, no bouncing balls or “shadow people”, and NO, you can’t smell breakfast cooking in the kitchen. I’ve been in the morgue. I’ve been in the “body chute”, “death tunnel”, whatever you want to call it. NOTHING! Nothing scary about room 502. Yea, it’s dark, damp and has a creepy feel to the atmosphere, but that’s IT! Nothing paranormal. No ghost of a doctor walkin’ around in a white coat. What you see on TV is made for that exactly, TV!! Of course they’re going to embellish things for TV. Sure, it’s fun to go and take pictures, try to spook your buddies out and maybe try to imagine the things that went on there when it was actually in operation, but that’s going to be about the extent of your trip. It’s open to the public on halloween for christ’s sake. If there were any paranormal activities there, would we not all experience it, and at the same time. Last time I checked “ghosts” and “ghouls” weren’t bias to anyone; They’d come out for anyone! Take it easy, have fun, and for pete’s sake, can the bullsh** stories!

Sue says:

November 1, 2006, 12:15 pm

Yes, another Kentuckian who has been to Waverly and one that is educated so I realize that typos happen unlike some people. I went to Waverly about 2 months ago with a grou of friends and yes it is haunted with spirits. Shadow people are everywhere and its just plain creepy. In some rooms you actually get a peaceful feeling yet in others its not so peaceful. You can see images in the windows from the outside and whoever said you can’t go down the body chute is incorrect because yes, you can. When we went down it we stayed for about 5-10 monutes just to see if we could see or feel anything and yes you do. You can see a set of eyes in the bushes at the bottom of the chute. We just did the $20.00 tour and it was very well worth it and may be going for a $50.00 4 hour tour.

Tom says:

November 1, 2006, 7:35 pm

i have been up there almost 10 times and I have saw something everytime that I go up there. timmy is fun to play with(the kid on the roof). I can roll the ball back and fourth to him. r4oom 502 is the scaryest

Brooklyn Kathy says:

November 2, 2006, 12:40 pm

I am flying to Louisville tomorrow, to catch the Breeders Cup on Saturday. But tomorrow night I am going on the 8:30 tour of Waverly Hills. Wish me luck! I’ve seen some programs about the place on various tv channels, and I’m looking forward to the tour. By the way, can anyone recommend any good places to eat in Louisville (I’ve never been before)? I am a beer and burger kind of gal.


Treasure says:

November 2, 2006, 1:03 pm

I went there for the haunted house last year and this year I am going back for the over night tour….8 hours of wondering the hall of waverly for $100!!! I think it will be worth it!!

pam says:

November 3, 2006, 12:35 am

to: gypsyblood, i think your the one mistaken about waverly hills, THERE WERE 63.000 people died in that hospital, READ YOUR LOCAL HISTORY!!! i live in louisville and have read everything i can find on waverly, more people died there than during the civil war, i dont know that waverly is haunted, i believe it is, i;ve been there a few times and once while walking around the building there was a strong medicine oder…eerie

Destiney says:

November 3, 2006, 2:30 pm

I found a virtual tour that someone could not find.It is cool.I am 11 and I love all this kind of stuff!If anyone finds any more on ghost stories and stuff because I am very interested.

Destiney says:

November 3, 2006, 2:34 pm

My dad is going to take me and my brother and a few friends of mine up there overnight next year some time.I just hope I wont get to freaked out!!!!!!!!

Destiney says:

November 3, 2006, 2:37 pm

Oh and would people stop talking dirty and **** this is serios stuff man!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Treasure says:

November 3, 2006, 4:54 pm

where is this virtual tour i keep hearing about?

Susan says:

November 3, 2006, 9:04 pm

My sister-in-law lives about 15minutes from there and she has been there. There were ghost hunters there and she said it was unreal. She was so freaked out by it she had to leave. I’m very interested in going but I would like to see all of it and like to do late hours. I got on the waverlyhills site and they said tours were booked untill Jan of 07. It looks like an amazing place,its history and I would like tolearn all about it

Joe says:

November 6, 2006, 2:15 pm

Im from Louisville, KY and I have seen the hauntings first hand. When I entered the creaky halls of WHS, I heard screams, shouting, and blood curdling gasps. When I was in room 502, I heard a girls voice, and I felt a hand touch my shoulder. Then when I was walking down a hall, I saw a ball come rolling down the hall out of nowhere, followed by the figure of a little boy. If anyone thinks this place is just a joke, you are dead wrong!!!

Melissa says:

November 9, 2006, 12:33 am

Waverly is one of the most hanunted places in the world! As far as room 217, I have no clue what this person is alleging. Room 502 on the 5th floor deffinatley has someone or something living there. When our group walked into the room, I instantly felt as if I was pregnant agian and had the worst case of morning sickness. It was so scary! The fourth floor is deffinatley a buffet of shadow people, they are everywere! You can watch them move about like nothing is going on.
I just warn those who want to try and sneak in that it is not a good idea! If you are caught trespassing on the grounds, you will be proscuted and your fine will then go to Waverly Hills Historical Society. Everyone needs to have respect for this place and pay $20.00 to take the tour and do it the proper way. It is worth the money, and it is so worth those who do not belive in the parnormal to go see. You can go online and look up the details for Waverly. There is a phone number there also to get in contact with Tina Mattingly to schedule a tour. They are awsome people and if you have a chance to go, you will deffinatley have a terrific time. If not for the paranormal activity, go for the history because that great building is full of it!

Amit says:

November 12, 2006, 1:56 pm

hi there’s a place far scarier than this in india – chennai…..kotturpuram.

a beautiful lady who shows herself in the streets at night 10.30 as a normal girl approaching to you for a help with her keys to a door in her house whrere everybody are there in her family inside the room.when she tries to open the door it dosen’t open but when we try even once the door opens and she asks you to have a coffee with her and every body in the house. but when you are in the house you feel like you are at 8.00 but you went into the house st 10.30 (remember). but you don’t know (illusion). you develop an interest to get every one in the house know and you find a beautiful garden view from a balcony. the moment you turn around you find that there’s no one except a lady with a gown bleeding from her neck without her head with a dagger flying towards you without legs. but nothing happens to you. (illusion). a lot of peolpe have died ‘coz of this illusion but those who survived this horrible scene they said these things in the T.V. news report

Mary says:

November 19, 2006, 7:02 pm

I wonder why there were the iron “cot like” bed frames lined up along the walls in the basement? Everything I’ve read or heard about the place adds more and more creepiness and sounds creepier than before. The most unnerving room I ever heard about was the last place I’d want to venture into,and would never enter for any amount of a bet, it would be the “draining” room.

CBS says:

December 19, 2006, 12:28 am

There was a comment left by Brandi on 10.12.2006 about a place in Lebanon,Tn called “The Daeth Mill”. I have nothing against Brandi or Tennessee but if you go to the link to the Death Mill’s webstie ( on her comment and click on a link to the Death Mill’s history, you will see that its history is almost identical to that of Waverly Hills. If you google Waverly Hills and click on the first result that comes up, you will go to If you read the history of Waverly and compare it to that of the Death Mill you will only notice a few differences in the history. The only differences are names and dates and thats it. I don’t why someone would want to copy the great and amazing history of Waverly Hills,so check it out our self and make your own conclusion. Please leave your comment on the subject if you investagate this.

angel says:

December 20, 2006, 9:58 am

i seen this show called’celebrity paranormal project’ its freaking awesome and one of these episodes sounds like this one but it sounds like an awesome place ..

tommy lane says:

December 22, 2006, 7:03 am

**** u all *******

tommy lane says:

December 22, 2006, 7:05 am

******* U ALL BI OTC HES

Angelica says:

December 23, 2006, 11:31 pm

My Grandpa grow up nere there and saies it’s really scary. He saies he will never go back there as long as he lives. We know he had a very scary expereance there but he won’t talke about it no matter how hard you ask. Hs brother won’t even talke about it..

Bust says:

January 2, 2007, 9:48 pm

The scariest thing at Waverly Hills has nothing to do with ghosts. Wonder why they want all those so called “DONATIONS” in cash? That’s kind of odd for a non-profit don’t you think?

Ghost Hunting Mom says:

January 16, 2007, 3:00 pm

I have a tour booked there in March so if I make it out alive I will let you all know about it.

Tiffany says:

January 23, 2007, 4:57 pm

I researched this on the internet and found more information on the subject. I learned that this pregnant woman, in her twenties, that worked there, that cared for two tuberculosis patients, was depressed and she couldn’t handle her job anymore so she hung herself in room 502, the room of one of patients.

jill says:

January 30, 2007, 2:25 am

If you guys like this place, take a look at Essex Hills Sanatarium in New Jersey. Same thing…

Eric says:

February 3, 2007, 11:40 pm

The story about the nurse that hung herself in 502 was that she got pregnant out of wedlock, which was a “no no” back then. In a nutshell.

Also, to kill 2 birds with one stone. The “donations” go 100% to the restoration of the building. The windows have to be custom made. The owners get measurments, then send them to the company, who then comes out and installs them. There are hundreds of windows. They are doing an AMAZING job with the restoration process.

mysticangel says:

February 8, 2007, 11:07 pm

I am with a paranormal group and we were lucky enough to be invited to go to Waverly Hills this summer.I will let you all know how it turns out. As for celebrity paranormal that everyone thinks is so cool, it was faked. A security guard has admitted to another paranormal gruop that it was all setup for the show. However as for TAPS, that was real in fact that is the video tht they show you before they take you on the tour.

Thea says:

February 9, 2007, 11:19 am

I would like information on group tours. I need the price per person or per group and group minimum and maximum and I also need all dates and times to visit.

mysticangel says:

February 9, 2007, 11:38 am

I know it’s $20 for a 2 hour tour, $50 for 4 hours, and $100 for 8 hours(overnight. You Have to have at least 20 people to have the place to yourselves. You have to get a hold of someone ahead of time to make reservations. They stay really booked.

Becky Williams says:

February 11, 2007, 8:45 pm

i have never been in this place but i have heard alot of things abut this place. the reason why i was on here is because we have to do research about it for school and the things that people tell me are freaky one day i want to go up there for myself but anyways how do people know all this stuff if they will only let u on one floor

mysticangel says:

February 12, 2007, 10:44 am

They only let you on one floor during the haunted house. The rest of the year the tour takes you all over.

Robert says:

February 18, 2007, 8:43 pm

I’m a security guard and tour guide for Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Tina and Charlie Mattingly are the owners. Any information concerning tours and events are on our official site which is . All of the information on that page is correct. And if you have any questions for me or my experiences at Waverly, you can always email me at . Please come and visit us sometime!

Tyler HUtchens says:

February 22, 2007, 9:52 am

I have recently worked at Waverly Hills for the haunted house. The first weekend I worked in the graveyard and felt someithing tug at my pant leg. then I heard a voice but I could’t understan what it said. The secaond weekend I brought my friend Natasha to work i the Rope room where you have to swing from a roep and scare people. Our strobe light turned off 5 times. We felt like something was watching us the hole time. I saw a woman walking down the hallway but I could see through her. she had long hair and she was skinney.

Miki says:

March 4, 2007, 5:57 pm

Ok, first of all to who ever posted the actual haunting regarding Waverly Hills: There is NO such thing as a TB vaccine…If you would like to know more about TB please look at the CDC (health dept) website…

As far as Waverly Hills, it was indeed built for treatment of TB patients…As far as the tunnels which lead up the hills, they were ORIGINALLY built for use of bringing up food, supplies and staying warm when coming up the hill in harsh weather during the winters…Later on when death tolls were unbelievable, caused from TB, these tunnels were used to take dead bodies down to the bottom of the hill to keep the “morale” of the patients…

Yes there were some terrible experiences done in this facility not to be bizarre or cruel but in hopes of actually treating and curing TB…They even did procedures such as lung lobectomys (cutting out partial to full lobes of the lungs), inflated balloons in the lungs, to acutally causing pneumothorax to one lung (collapsing the lung) which allowrd one lung to rest at a time….

As far as slitting the dead bodies from groin to the top of sternum to drain the blood because it was “diaseased blood” (in the actual hospital) is a bunch of ****…they had a seperate building which was a building for embalming…although the actual hospital did have an actual morgue…

Later on down the road when TB diagnoses decreased the TB hospital was turned into a nursing home…Unfortunately this nursing home was very neglectful and therefore was actually shut down in the very early 80’s by the state of KY…

Supposively it has been determined a pregnant unmarried nurse hung herself in room “502” on the 5th floor, but I am not so sure that is true either…Supposively another female threw herself from a 5th floor window, that has never been confirmed either….

As far as all these goofy stories regarding the hospital being a “crazy peoples home” is untrue…I can only guess that rumor started because often, nursing homes contain folks with alzheimers…


March 4, 2007, 8:37 pm

I want to know when they will be open again and what the tours cost. I also need directions coming from Southern Indiana. Thanks!

bowie says:

March 6, 2007, 9:37 pm

ive gotta go here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i know a lot about this place more than yall!

billy p says:

March 8, 2007, 12:31 am

ive been to whs back before any gaurds where and freind would go up there and just hang out at the top of the tunnel. and yes the building is haunted. i have seen mary staring out one of the 3rd story windows and have heard screams and other noises from the building,like doors slamming and talking when no one in our group was speaking. If you want a good scary time go to waverly hills it will be worth every penny you pay for a tour.

billy p says:

March 8, 2007, 12:34 am

by the way i live in louisville (portland)and grew up with the legend of waverly hills. oh yeah whoever did that virtual tour please post the site that is on i cant find it thaxs

Nathan says:

March 8, 2007, 9:22 am

I was just woundering if their are tours you can got on to go inside Waverly Hills Sanitarium or is the place open to the public? Because I would really love to go inside and see eveything for myself. So if any one knows please let me know when the next tour is and how much it is.
Wow Waverly Hills Sanitarium is such a cool place. I mean wow what a place, where the dead still live. I would love to go inside and look around for myself. It has got to be the coolest place ever.

Brandi Knuckles says:

March 10, 2007, 6:54 pm

I would like to know how visit this hospital. My grandmother used to work in G.B. Cooley (TB) Sanitorium, in West Monroe, La. As a child I used to go with her at times, and stay in the safe zones, and in the kitchen area. Plus, I would like to see what the atmosphere is like there.( Never experience a place that is supposed to be haunted) Could you please send me information on rates, times, and dates I might visit….Thanks.. Brandi K

Robert says:

March 13, 2007, 9:30 pm

For anyone interested in taking a tour or just wants information please visit

Desiree' says:

March 16, 2007, 3:43 pm

I live in Kentucky and that place is really haunted!! The are now working on making it the way it used to look and making it a bed and breakfast. I wouldn’t mind staying the night there.

Joe says:

March 21, 2007, 6:47 pm

I called waverly hills a few days ago, they pulled the all night stays for the year so there no longer avliable. They have a two hour paranormal guided tour but you watch a film on the place for the first 30 minutes that counts for the tour so really your only going on a tour for an hour and thirty minutes

Natalie Bryan says:

March 26, 2007, 7:45 pm

Ghost interst me so much!
I would love to visit Waverly Hills!
My friends and I all want to spend the night there!
I would love to be the with spirits of the unknown!
I have always wonedered why ghosts haunt there old past home?

danny pierce says:

June 13, 2007, 5:05 am

I grew up not even a 5 minute drive from this place. 2 of my aunts worked at the building when it was a nursing home. My uncles and cousins work the huanted house every year, and I have been inside the place several times since I was a teenager. I have heard wierd noises ecspecailly at night. Me and my friends used to sneak into the place all of the time. I have been on the roof and in the body chute. The place definatly has a wierd vibe. I have seen distant wierd things, but I can’t say I have seen anything like a ghost or a orb up close.

The history of the place is worth seeing it alone. I wouldn’t pay for the tour or the overnight, but I have done them all several times for free. For anyone who hasn’t been there, I would say it is worth the money.

cynthia says:

June 24, 2007, 2:39 pm

A friend and I are planning a trip to Waverly later this month. I have researched as much as possible about this particular building and would advise anyone to read up via internet about this awesomely haunted place and other homes, etc…in our great state of Kentucky. To the crass people who wrote rather disgusting things in this website, please take your filth elsewhere. Children may be reading this.

Cathy P. says:

July 1, 2007, 7:37 pm

Me and some friends visited Waverly on 6/30/07. When you pull up at the entrance it is an awsome sight to see. It looks old and kind of spooky. The 2 hour tour was great. I recomend that everyone go to this place. If you like anything that has to do with paranormal and history combined, you’ll love it as much as we did. Please go visit you’ll love it.

SuperReverb says:

July 5, 2007, 2:00 am

Nice building, too bad the “Celebrity Ghost Hunt” had to cheapen the whole thing, with really bad visual effects of fake shadows etc..

There has never been interaction, communication, photographs, any real proof, of anything beyond the reality, that we are living organisms that die, and will cease to exist once we’re gone.

I have been spiritual my whole life, now, the world, universe, all makes complete sense to me, as a strong atheist.

The absence of any deity, spirit, God, of any kind, explains everything in the world. From the mis-classification of miracles, when good things happen. To the reasons that praying children suffer, which spirituality answers with – “God Works In Mysterious Ways” and -“God has a plan for all of us”.

God answering the prayers of someone wanting a promotion, and not answering the prayers of a young child that wants to live, and not suffer, and die, from Leukemia, is not a “Plan” or “Mysterious”. Its proof that life is random, and we’re on our own.

Some unfortunate history happened in this building, as in every hospital, war field, concentration camp, or ground zero in NYC

All of these places are silent, with OUR memory of the past, being the only resonance.

I have beckoned the spirits of my grand parents, my father, and several friends whom have past, I have willingly appealed to all of the spirits in the world, that could hear me, even the devil himself, to do, or say anything.

There is nothing but silence, and now, complete understanding.. not “Emptiness” or sorrow, just no more “Searching for answers”

There is a nice old building, that I hope you restore, and enjoy, while you’re alive, create good things, happy experiences. The past is silent, there is nothing residual but your own thoughts.

Enjoy your lives. and good luck with this building.

kaari says:

July 23, 2007, 10:43 pm

2007,kiwi chick
yeah i watched the spooked dvd and its awesome a few of us beleive it to be haunted for sure i wouldnt even have to go in to see for meself coz you can see it from the outside that shes real alright id love to go there eww

Emily says:

July 28, 2007, 9:14 am

it is R. 205. A nurse in the 1920s or 30s was pregnant out of welock. she performed self-surgery and got rid of the fetus. the people found the a still-born fetus about a mile or so away from the hospital. after that she hung herself on the lamp pole in the fifth floor bathroom.


Justin Crabtree says:

August 8, 2007, 3:03 am

I just moved from Louisville and have always been into paranormal activity. Only 21 years old I have been researching Waverly for 5 years now. I am completly blown away by the sanitorium. There is alot of history to this building. It is currently under recreation. They are offering tours to the public and all the money goes towards the process. Alot of people like the scary look but the building is in bad shape. It is becoming the beautiful building it once was. Make no mistake about it though, if you vinture in there not beliveing in ghost or paranormal lifeform. You will by the time you leave. The presence felt in that building is amazing. Shadows moving when nothing is there, Tugging on your cloths as you walk through the isles, the hairs tanding on your neck, the sudden tempiture changes, the erie sounds, it’s a uniqe experence. Some people have even clame to have seen apparations up there. Me, Myself I’ve never seen what I would call a ghost face to face. I have been walking and seen the ball roll past me that they leave in the building for the child to play with. I havent whitnessed the “shadow people.” If you do visit, take a camera or cam corder. You are almost garaunteed to catch something. Tons upon Tons of orbs most certainly. I have a picture standing outside of the notoroius room 502 where a nurse had hung herself. In the window about the door way you can see what appears to be two faces. There is no screen in this window or nothing noticable that would cause anything at all to apear in this window frame. Much less two faces. I also have another photograph looking out through a empty room on the 5th floor that leads to the rooftop where there is cleary without a doubt in my mind a full body aparation. I well built man wearing a sleveless shirt. Amazing photgraph. He is standing in front of a stack of twobyfours. That is my best pictures from there. I have seen so many amazing shots and things caught on film at this place. it has been featured on fox worlds scariest places (which is rigged but gave the place some major attention), and also has been investigated by (Ghost Hunter’s) TAPS. Who agreed that Waverly is haunted. It is a site to see. If this is what floats your boat that Waverly is deffinite place to visit.

BOBBY says:

August 16, 2007, 2:08 pm

I live five minutes from waverly hills sanatorium.My best frinds grandfather owned it before the people that own it now.We had parties,weddings,family reunions,and at the end we used it for a paintball place.This is no lie,we even shut ourselves in the morge dead body slips just to get scared.We dug a hole where they used to send the bodys to to be burned.I walked all the way down the body shoot to the point they sealed the actual incenerator off.We plasticed off a room on the second floor and brought in kerosene heaters so we could spend the night in there,you talk about spooky.We played hide and seek in the dark when you couldnt see your hand in front of your face.This was a great experience and i will never forget it. Louisville,Ky

joanna marion says:

August 20, 2007, 3:29 pm

there is alot of stories about waverly one i will never forget is about a very young girl. her mother got tb but did not wanted the daughter to find out. well her mother died. a nurse can to the little girl and told her that her mother had passed away. well the little girl didn’t take the news very well. the little girl grabed the pencil and stapped the nurse in the eyes. now it has been told you can see the little girl with her bloody pencil walking down the halls yelling for her mother. which she never finds. it also said you can see her on the third floor wondering around trying to find her mother and you can see her looking out the third floor window. now i never want to cross her.

neal says:

August 27, 2007, 2:24 pm

Myself and my wife and several co-workers have been there on two tours. one in the daylight and one nightime tour.The place was very impressive(more so at night of course).I was in the back of the tour group on purpose and while we were going by the rooms on th second floor I heard like feet shuffling on the floor like someone was walking.I tried to get a picture where I heard the sound but my camera would not shoot.So I tried my camcorder and did not see anything.I also heard someone groam very lightly.Some of the tour guides and my wife also saw shadows at the same time.I could not go back this year due to my wife being pregnant.But we are planning to go back every year when we can.I recommend this place to anyone interested in the paranormal.

Cory says:

September 11, 2007, 11:58 pm

I have been to Waverly Hills only once. During this summer, I went to a concert there. I’ve noticed a couple of interesting things about this place. There are gargoyles on the roof of the building. Gargoyles were used in times past to guard against evil spirits. One, there were windows for every room that I could see, even though I was outside my entire stay there. I researched into this. This was attributed to the fact that a once common belief of a cure to tuberculosis was to provide plenty of fresh air and sun. Heating blankets were in major practice during the winter. If I am not mistaken, I believe that is why heating blankets were created. Also, from what I read, I found a brief history of the place. I may be wrong on some of this stuff, since I am reciting from memory here. It used to be a TB hospital in the early 1900’s. It was then purchased by a private owner after the cure for tuberculosis was found. The owner apparently wanted to have the building condemned, much to the dismay of the city of Louisville. Since it was considered a piece of history, though, the building had to be run down into horrible shape. Therefore, the owner payed people to vandalize the building. After a few years, he gave up. It was turned into an insane asylum afterwards. The asylum was closed down due to patient abuse. That, I believe is why Waverly Hills is ‘haunted.’ Also, I noted a strange coincidence. The area code for the majority of Louisville’s phone numbers is 502. That is the room number where supposedly the most suspicious activity is observed.

josh says:

September 17, 2007, 11:25 am

i have never been there but ever since i saw ghost hunters go i’ve been getting myself excited thinking about that place. I’ve had my experiences with ghosts i am not scared i am more intrigued as to why the dead are stuck here and i’m curious to know if we can learn anything from these experiences

Lena says:

September 26, 2007, 11:39 pm

In June, I called to get the rates for the tour and was told the following:

$20 for two hours
$50 for four hours
$100 for eight hours

The tours start at midnight, and you must have your tickets paid for at least one month in advance. The only month they do not offer tours, is October because of the haunted house.

Elisabeth (BEC) says:

October 8, 2007, 2:06 pm

Yeah i watched it on Ghost hunters on scifi i always wanted to go there because scary stuff i like it just the thrill of being scared…. One day im goin to go there…

colin says:

October 8, 2007, 11:37 pm

whoever said was real is a liar!!!!!!!!!

michael says:

October 9, 2007, 8:20 pm

I need directions on how to get there, I want to go check it out it seems like it would be a good thing to see.

Rebekah says:

October 13, 2007, 2:02 am

ok…a bunch of us are going there tomorrow. so excited. done alot of information about this hospital and i can’t wait to experience. sooo…just need driving directions? anyone know the address???

erica says:

October 15, 2007, 5:26 pm

will you e-mail me and tell me how much it costs to go there

robert says:

October 15, 2007, 8:26 pm

I was with my daughter and went there for their halloween haunted house that they have every october. I had taken a few pictures with my video camera later I ran the video at home there next to my daughter and friends was a small boy holding what seemed like a rubber red ball . when I called my friend over to see it. it was not in the picture so maybe I was just thought I saw something but it sure scared me since the boy eyes was looking straight at me as though he was watching me.

charlotte says:

October 16, 2007, 3:38 pm

i would love to check this place out . iv’e always been wanting to see this place .

kostlee says:

October 16, 2007, 10:44 pm

i really want to go to this haunted house. anyone with any information at all reguarding pricing and times would be appreciated. thanks guys


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Stephanie says:

October 20, 2007, 10:51 pm

I’m going to the Haunted House next weekend…can’t wait. It costs $20 for the Haunted House, and $2 parking.

Sarah says:

October 21, 2007, 8:56 pm

Could you please Email me and tell me the dates and time for the haunted house/tour and the cost


October 22, 2007, 4:47 pm

I lived on East pages for like 10 years (the same road as the t.b hostpiatal) and my friends and i used to sneak up there and hang out in the summer and we heard and seen all kinds of crazy stuff! doors slamming, glass breaking, people talking, people running, walking up and down stair cases, blood on the walls and floors, old operating instruments…. it’s like an abanded hospital that people go to when your not going to live! its messed up. I don’t go there anymore, I have seen things and felt things touch me and heard things that are so undescribale….. people just don’t have a clue…. they also have tours and stuff that you can pay $20 to go see but ive been threw more when i was there alone!…. besides i practically lived right next door to the place….. it’s creepy as hell… I’ll never go back!

Mc Nugget says:

October 26, 2007, 1:19 pm

Wowww Creepyyy

Mary says:

October 26, 2007, 5:17 pm

I have not been to Waverly Hills yet, we keep calling and calling and they are booked up. We are ghost hunters and have gotten some great pictures of ghost. We can not wait to get there and spent at least 4 hours checking out the place. We have heard some awesome stories and seen some awesome pictures from this place. I live here in Ky. and have found some very interesting places to find ghost. I am hoping to get some great pictures myself. The personal experience is the best.

shmoe says:

October 26, 2007, 5:33 pm

hey ummmmm….. is the haunted house worth going to? cuz i really want to have a paranormal expience.

charles says:

October 29, 2007, 12:58 am

The TAPS team is going back this halloween The first investigation was interesting but mostly just personal experiences Jason and Grant are doing their halloween special there so it should be interesting

tiffany says:

October 29, 2007, 1:58 pm

How much does it cost to get in i have been seeing that the tour around the waverly hills sanitorian is just 20 dollars.but im not for sure.

sarah says:

October 29, 2007, 3:11 pm

My dad lived right beside that place, and he said that it was so scarry! he went there one time and herd voices of men talking to them! he was very young at that time!

Vicki M says:

October 29, 2007, 3:34 pm

I’ve read a lot of the comments and I think it’s wonderful to see so many people interested in the hospital.

I’ve been three times for evening tours (10:00p – 12:00p) and twice to the Paranormal Convention. The tours were extremely informative and were conducted by the Louisville Ghost Hunters Society ( All three of the tours I’ve been on were lead by Dale Clark. He did a wonderful job of telling us the history of the construction of the building, the daily activities that took place on each floor when the hospital was in service, and the functions of the rooms that we were touring.

Of course, he also told us about the purported paranormal activity in each area as well, but the LGHS and the WHS Historical Society both are very adamant about hoping that everyone learns to appreciate just what an amazing building this is and what a shame it is that the previous owners (prior to the Mattingly’s) let the building progress into such a state as it was at the time that the Mattingly’s purchased it.

I learned a lot about the building and gained a whole new respect for the structure (in addition to the simple but genuine awe that you feel just looking at it from the outside).

I had one paranormal experience there that I will never, ever forget, and I saw things on two of the three visits that will stay with me forever. I’m thankful that I was able to experience it, and hope to get to go again soon.

I know that LGHS does not do the tours anymore (at least not the last time I checked with Tina Mattingly), but if you’d like to get an account of the building and some of the paranormal activity that occurs there, I’d suggest visiting the LGHS website and e-mailing Dale Clark or Jay Gravatte (Jay was featured on the “Scariest Places on Earth” segment). They are both VERY knowledgable about the building and it’s history and they don’t embellish or sensationalize it – they just tell you what’s there.

I hope that anyone that wants to see it is able to arrange to be in a tour, because it’s something that stays with you – whether you have an experience or not – the building is mesmerizing.


jessica says:

October 30, 2007, 5:04 pm

this place sounds scary

Kat says:

October 31, 2007, 7:17 pm

We went last year, my boyfriend took his camera and every picture had white orbs in it. Freaky stuff. When we got inside he was going to take pictures of the haunted house but his camera wouldn’t turn on. I didn’t start working again until we were back in our car. The lines are long…like hours but it’s one of the longest haunted houses I’ve ever been to. It’s worth it.

Amanda says:

October 31, 2007, 10:45 pm

I would like to know how to make reservations to go up and take a tour of the Waverly Hills Sanitorium. If I could get a phone number or something, that would be great! I live in Kentucky and am very interested in viewing this place! If you have any information about this please feel free to e-mail me at: Thanks!!

Amanda says:

November 1, 2007, 11:27 am

I left a comment last night to get a phone number to make a reservation to take a tour of the entire place, I want to see all the floors!! I don’t care about the cost of this. Would like to make a reservation as soon as I can. My e-mail address I added doesn’t work anymore, I had forgot. So if you have any information for me or any phone numbers or anything please feel free to e-mail me at Thanks!

Jenny Peak says:

November 11, 2007, 10:50 am

For everyone wanting tour information for Waverly Hills just visit it should give you all the information about the place and times and cost of actual tours I live in Louisville and it is a very scary place. Jen.

Tommy says:

November 27, 2007, 5:13 pm

We have done 2 investigations of Waverly. It is indeed haunted. We observed the shadow people both times. You can go to our website at and click on investigations to see the Waverly evidence.

Death Storm says:

December 9, 2007, 5:00 pm

Waverly Hills is the coolest place in Louisville!
Iwish I could live there because I want to learn all I
can about ghosts. If I had a chance to spend the night in room 502 I would do it without any second thoughts!

Tommy says:

December 22, 2007, 10:27 pm

502 isn’t the spookiest place, anywhere on the 3rd or 4th floor is though. We are booking 2 back to back 8 hour overnights for the early part of next year. This will be our 3rd trip.

megan says:

December 24, 2007, 7:20 pm

I am highly fasinated in all of paranormal activitys i would love to have a interaction with an unknown spirit i’ve always dreamt of researching all types of parnormal experinces…I have had about 3 interactions and they weren’t very pleasent…

Sean says:

December 26, 2007, 11:39 pm

I went to Waverly Hills last year. I think room 502 is not scary it’s actually just a bathroom, the nurse hung herself in the hallway just outside of the R#502. we did get a picture of a mans face in the window. There is no such woman who runs from the building who supposedly slit her wrist. I personal think the most haunted places are #1. the shadow people were we stood down the hall in pitch black and everybody kept saying that there were shadows all around us, but we weren’t moving. On the walk back I saw a showdow person walk past the door way as he/she was walking right beside me (It was much taller than me) and disappear behind the wall. #2. the roof top were the little boy plays, which I did catch a bright orange orb where there were no windows to reflect from. Some advice don’t walk down the “body chute” because the only experience you’ll get is the pain shooting through your legs. If your expecting a 2 hour tour remember you’ll be in the building for an hour to an hour and a half because of the video you “have” to watch in the laundry building outside. Bring extra money because you can purchase suvaniers and flashlights in the laundry building before and after the tour.

Summer says:

December 27, 2007, 10:21 pm

I always wanted to go somewhere that was hunted.I just moved to Greenup, Kentucky. My 16th birthday is coming soon, so I’m going to try to go there. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me.:)

Beth says:

January 1, 2008, 1:24 pm

omg that house is scary!
its hot and gloomy in there, plus i got like a ton of white smoke in my pics, when nothing in the room seemed to be smokey….wierd….i definatly recomend going to waverly hills!

Shaiann says:

January 4, 2008, 12:53 pm

Yikes! i live in louisville and i live around the corner from that place

lish says:

January 12, 2008, 10:06 pm

I have been to Waverly Hills just this past July me and some friends went on the 8 hour tour. Most of the action we got was on the second floor that is were we seen the first set of shadow ppl. We also seen a full apparition of a nurse. We are a ghost hunting group and do alot of stuff around Hazard Kentucky. We have found that if you just go and find a dark hall to wait and sit you’ll get all kinds of stuff. we are hoping to be able to go back in feb. If anyone has any questions my email is

Brittany says:

February 5, 2008, 8:26 pm

so if you like ghosts this is your place oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Billy Bob says:

February 22, 2008, 6:21 pm

I went to Waverly last March for an overnight tour with Brian formerly of TAPS.We all saw shadow people. Heard someone gasping for air more than once and could smell pancakes and maple syrup in the kitchen. I got a pic of what looks to be the face of the little girl starting to manifest and also got 4 pics in a row in room 502 of black mass moving across the room….I also got 2 EVP’s on the 3rd floor. I asked is your name Mary?…and I got an answer in a not too friendly raspy voice saying..”turn it off!”…I have been investigating the paranormal for over 4 years.This place is definitely haunted.I don’t care what anyone says. I’m going back this May…its worth the 12 hour drive…

Ryan says:

March 1, 2008, 4:51 am

I really like this place. Me and my family have been there three times and have made plans to return later this year. First we took the two hour tour, which simply wasn’t enough, then we took the four hour tour twice, once in the daylight, but it isn’t that fun at day time. This year we’re going eight hours. I can’t wait.

Rae says:

March 10, 2008, 2:29 pm

Hi, I am really interested in spending the night in room 502 for one night. Who could i contact to set up such an appointment? And how much would it cost for myself and my significant other. I am not afraid of anything, i have had spirits attack me before and i know that it is impossible for them to actually kill you. Hurt and bruse you… yes…kill no… as long as you are strong spirited. So i want to spend one night in 502. It will be awesome!

AUTUMN says:

March 14, 2008, 3:02 pm


AUTUMN says:

March 14, 2008, 3:04 pm

I went last year after Halloween. With four other people it was great. We plan on going back this spring for an over night visit. Can’t wait.

Phantom says:

March 15, 2008, 5:56 am

The Kentucky Area Paranormal Society has put together the Waverly Experience 2008, and we’ll be there with 8 or 10 other societies for a mass investigation on March 30th. We hope to be able to carry it on Para X Radio Network live while we’re there. Here’s a video we did to promote it:

Come visit us at

Logan Brandenburg says:

March 19, 2008, 9:11 pm

I saw this place on Ghost Hunters. I loved the 8 hour investigation I watched the whole entire thing. I would love to visit Waverly Hills, and see all the ghosts there. I wanna know the way to get there

Kelly says:

March 23, 2008, 9:42 am

there is amovie made about this place called “Death Tunnel.”

Angel says:

March 24, 2008, 4:59 pm

I’ve been outside Waverly Hills and that was enough for me! I started to get pretty creeped out, and I think I may have seen some things that no one else who I was with saw. We were all looking at one particular window.

Michael says:

April 3, 2008, 11:26 am

I have not ever been to Waverly Hills, but after watching the movie, “The Death Tunnel” I was immediately intrigued by the Waverly Hills Sanitorium. I did a lot of research on this place, and really, I wanted to go there. I mean, it sounds great, witnessing supernatural ghosts, or feeling the “aura” from this place, well, it just seems nothing short of spectacular to me. I was planning on going within the year, but then I seen that Waverly had been sold, and tour information was no longer available. If there is an up to date toursite for Waverly Hills, I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me it.

I am from cincinnati, and heading down there tonight with 4 friends for the overnight.. it has been a year on the waiting list. For those who said they can't get ahold of anyone, call during the day. I watched the death tunnel movie last night.. b movie, says:

April 12, 2008, 10:14 am

Going for the overnight tonight

amy messer says:

May 13, 2008, 1:17 am

i would give anything to go to waverly hills.i love to hear about haunted place its just interesting.

betty sego says:

May 14, 2008, 4:32 pm

Was there two years ago this June 3rd. Saw shadow people, something ran down my arm like someone else’s hand, only I was standing alone (about four foot away from everyone else), and have many pictures with strange orbs. Also have green and red lights that stream across the pictures. Waverly Hills is located in Louisville, KY right off Dixie Hwy. Ask anyone in Louisville and they can tell you where it is. It’s very well known.

betty sego says:

May 14, 2008, 4:38 pm

By the way… this comment is for Michael. There are tours for Waverly Hills. I guess you can find the phone number by using, or looking up Waverly’s phone number on their website.

Tom says:

May 15, 2008, 9:55 am

We were broadcasting live on the Para X Radio Network in March at Waverly. I photographed a possible shadow person on the 5th floor. Here is the link to the forum discussing the pic and the picture itself:

charlie says:

May 16, 2008, 2:06 am

everyone i know this place is for real.before the family that ownes it now,i and my team came there for a ghost hunt.i got mass footage and pics.the place is hear stuff all around you.well i know its all true,but theres more about it now.theres a lot of stories.well anyone out here reading this if your in ohio,indiana or ky and u got some stories,pics or footage or just know a place haunted,please contact chalie.head ghost hunter of P.H.H. / paranormal,haunting,hunters.thank you,and god at

Dm says:

May 16, 2008, 6:30 pm

Yeah this place was said to be a real place for ghost i heard their was a girl in there who said she had no eyes very creepy.

Amanda says:

May 18, 2008, 8:32 pm

A couple of years ago my aunt told me a story that i will never forget. A friend of hers went to waverly hills with a group of people and a ghost had followed her home. a week or so later she was sleeping and had left a candle lit in her bedroom. somehow her curtains had caught on fire and she swore up and down that something or someone had been standing over her bed trying to wake her up. as she seen this figure she jumped out of bed to exit the house and realized that the figure had disappeared. strange things may happen at waverly but be careful of what could or might follow you to your own home.

Paige says:

May 29, 2008, 8:44 pm

I don’t know if anyone has seen the show or not, but The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) has a show called “Ghost Hunters” on the Sci-Fi channel and they did an episode at Waverly Hills. There was a bunch of creepy stuff found on audio and even some thermal imaging – a small figure, thought to be of a boy or young child, was caught on tape running from one door across the hall to another. Anyone interested in ghosts should check out the show sometime, not everything is in Kentucky but there’s a lot of neat stuff.

Jenn Marie says:

May 29, 2008, 11:55 pm

I think this is very cool….To find out more of the story go and rent or buy the DVD Death Tunnel because it tells the whole story in the special features and they recorded the movie at the same place and some of the noises were real and they couldn’t take them out of the taping of the movie….Check it out….Oh,and anyone who wants to add me to myspace,My URL is


Shawn says:

June 18, 2008, 1:28 pm

Waverly hills is not the sanitarium with the tunnel for dead bodies. That one is located near hazard ky. the residents there refer to it as “frozen” It was featured on the show “Scariest Places on Earth”

Shawn10's says:

July 8, 2008, 2:29 am

the shawn before me is wrong their is or was a tunnel for bodies. it went almost down to dixie hwy. It was their to discreetly remove the dead so the current people attending the tb hospital would not see the alarming death rate people were dieing on a daily basis. I live 4 or 5 miles away in valley village. And the tb hospital may be haunted but their are plenty of haunted places in Louisville that in my opinion is more haunted but few people know of these places. if you want to hear about them look me up on myspace my email is but i dont use it just use it to look up my myspace page. I answer all the questions I can on the hospital and give you directions on more places that aren’t publicized that are just as haunted in louisville

Jaimey says:

July 15, 2008, 7:44 pm

Actually, Waverly Hills does have a “tunnel” that was used for taking the bodies out of the hospital. It was also used by the workers who lived lower down the hill (it’s not fun climbing back up, let me tell you). If you want to take a tour, you have to contact the Louisville Ghost Hunters, as they are the ones who give the tours. I think they start in August.

Speaking of the little boy caught by TAPS, we saw him on our tour. Our guide was telling us stories on the 4th floor and all of a sudden he said, “that’s my shadow, right?” and we all said yes and then he said, “who’s that?”. It was a very clear outline of a skinny little boy and his shadow was much clearer and darker than our tour guides (the only light coming in was from the security lights outside). It was really awesome.

Danni says:

July 16, 2008, 9:02 pm

I live very close to Waverly. The owners are quite nice. I’ve been there 3 or 4 times. It gets less scary everytime for me. But it is a very fun place to visit, quite scary the first time. I swear I’ve seen someone looking down on me through the window while I was there, but the people I went with just said I was crazy.

Tasha says:

July 30, 2008, 2:51 pm

Sounds really creepy. I think I’ll go…but prolly not

Drew says:

August 1, 2008, 12:49 pm

Hey Chelsea,

Have you or your father ever considered calling TAPS to come and investigate? I think it could be some good publicity for ya’ll to attract more customers. Plus you could be on T.V.!

Kelly says:

August 10, 2008, 12:55 pm

For anyone out there that does not beleive that The “TB Hosptial” is haunted you are full of shi*. I have lived in the area for 30 years. I grew up off West pages and when ever me and the family would leave you could see part of the hosptial. In the spring and summer it was harder to see for all the trees with leaves. In the fall and winter you could see it as clear as day. When i became of driving age i just had to go see the hosptial for myself. Me and a few of my friends went there. We seen thing and heard things that was not normal. We left and never went back. Now that i am older i am still at aw over this building. I have been back and the weird noises and strange sightings are real. I will go back for another tour. People say differnt things happen everytime you go.

misty says:

August 19, 2008, 5:23 am

I cannot believe all the grammical errors on these comments, must be a bunch of uneducated hicks from Kentucky
Michelle, don’t you mean grammatic errors? I’ve lived in kentucky all of my life and can spell and write sentences better than you, and yet you have the nerve to call the people of kentucky uneducated hicks…. hypocrite!

As far as waverly hills goes I’ve never been there but I do love a good haunt. I plan on taking a night tour for my 10th wedding anniversary. My husband and I are all about hauntings. The building is supposedly very haunted I guess we will find out soon enough.

Lori says:

August 23, 2008, 10:02 pm takes a small person to pick on other people to make themselves feel as if they are of importance..Im from Kentucky, hick or no hick. Dont really care if I am one. So what? Im just amazed at the judgments..Are you from somewhere better? If ya are, just stay there honey…As far as waverly hills..its an awesome location! Alot of history, I had 2 aunts and 1 uncle there..all survived.

Nick says:

August 25, 2008, 2:48 pm

ghost are real

Joni says:

August 29, 2008, 6:21 pm

Hello, my husband and I would like to go. Can you stay the night there? Is it an organized tour? Do you call ahead for reservations?

Joni Neal

Tim says:

September 5, 2008, 9:47 am

For those interested, Waverly is going through major rentavation and is going to be opening as a hotel. All those who disbelieve should make reservations and stay the night. I personally have been to Waverly on Halloween night, 1987. I honestly can say I seen nothing while there, but had that creeping feeling the entire time. We made it onto the roof(spectacular view from there) and stayed for about three hours. We did hear some noises that were strange, but no sightings of anything. I don’t know how you would make a reservation to stay at the “hotel”, but I am sure if you research you could find some info. Maybe someone here could advise for people that are interested.

Shelia says:

September 7, 2008, 4:43 am

I remember going there in 1970[I was 16 years old at the time] and also worked there when it was I believe a nursing home, did not like being there at all and this was before I know what it use to be, my parents never talked about it so I did’t know the story till I got older, one thing that always stood out was it was very beautiful and well kept, I can remember it as if I where standing right now in it’s majestic halls at this very moment, I have only seen recent photos of it on the web because I have not been there since 1980, so sad to see it now in the shape it’s in now, It would be more horrific to me to see it in it’s present shape    than to even see a ghost, I hope some day to see her back in the shape she use to , SHE WAS A VERY BEAUTIFUL SITE TO BEHOLD.Shelia from Kentucky

Shelia says:

September 7, 2008, 4:59 am

Sorry I meant to say I hope some day to see her back in the shape she use to be in, also if I remember correctly there is the Waverly Hills Cemetery there also. Thanks Shelia from Kentucky

Jessica says:

September 10, 2008, 12:59 pm

The truth about this place scares me, to know that all those people died there because of the disease. It’s not a place that should be made fun of or categorized so badly. It should be taken strongly and not as a place that is supposed to be like, “Oh ghosts live there,” I myself wish I could go tour it and see the frightening truth of history.

Kayla says:

September 14, 2008, 6:00 pm

You all do reaalize that they are renovating it into a 5 star hotel but to take a tour for 2 hours its $20, for 4 hours its $50(i think) and to stay the night its $100 and you have to make reservations and during the end of september and all of october they set up a haunted house. Just google waverly hills and you should get their website that gives you information on tours.

Kayla Renee says:

September 23, 2008, 12:44 pm

hey guy i went last summer its not as scary a ppl make it out to be but its really scary i live in louisville so ive been a couple of times me and my friend su=nuck up there that was really scary and this dude at my church is a guard so we got to go everywhere in it well yeah it u want to no anything else hit me up on myspace

Kayla Renee says:

September 23, 2008, 12:49 pm

Hey guys i live in louisville and i ahve been to waverly like 3 times its friggin scary this guy at my church is a guard there so he snuck me and ome of my friends in there so we got to go everywhere its so much fun when it becomes a hotel i cant wait to go and ive done alot of research so if you want to know anything else hit me up on myspace or face book

Jessica says:

October 10, 2008, 3:31 pm

I have been to Waverly Hills. It is pretty creepy. I didn’t personally see anything though but I captured a few interesting pictures..One of my friends captured a crazyyy picture in the tunnel and it is actually up on one of the walls there. It was completely black down the tunnel when he took it and there is an outline of what looks like a male. I was very impressed and I am pretty skeptical. The tours are interesting. I’m actually trying to schedule another trip to see this place again.

matt estes says:

October 10, 2008, 7:06 pm

My grandmother work at waverly hills for sometime. But she she pass on when i was little. That is what my mother told me.

Kayla Renee says:

October 13, 2008, 12:52 pm

HEy guys its kayla again i went this weekend with my brother and someof their friends cuz theyve never been so yeah it was really creepy it seems that it gets scary each time i go so yeah the dude frommy church took us to room 502 i almost cried my brother got a scrath on his sholder and i got touched and also my brothers friend said he was running in the hall and he saw a little girl bouncing a little red ball like u would play kick ball with do i dont no cuz i didnt see that but i am going to post the pic of my brothers sholder where the scratch is on my myspace so yeah if i go again ill leave another comment so if u guys want write me if u got any questions?

Rhonda says:

October 24, 2008, 5:30 am

My mom was a patient there for 11 months when she was 17 in 1958. I have a clipping from her high school newspaper (Ahrens High School) with her picture and an article about her being in the hospital. Nothing scary or anything. My mom told me she really didn’t have any “ghostly” encounters, but there were some sad things she saw. People would walk around with tubes coming out of their bodies with bottles or jars connected. I guess for the gunk from their bodies to drain into. She said that when they would roll them out to sleep on the porches, she would hear noises….but she chalked it up to her teenage imagination or animals rustling around in the woods. There was this one story she told me about a girl who was in her “ward” that would fight the nurses because she didn’t want to take her sleeping pills because she was always screaming “they are after me!” This was an everynight thing and she didn’t want to go to sleep. One morning they found her dead in the bed with a horrid look on her face as if she was scared to death. My mom can’t remember the floor she was on but she believed they did surgeries down the hall at the other end of the building. I don’t know what floor that was. I have never been there though I am curious. When I was a teen in the 70’s, it was a nursing home or something. When my grandma was at Hazelwood Hospital, I overheard the nurses talking one time that they would never work there because the conditions were so bad that and they couldn’t deal with it. Thought I would share the story with you all.

lindy says:

October 26, 2008, 12:45 pm

Well what you hear about waverly is true. i have been there this year on a paranormal investigation. It was great. we have lots of pics of orbs, a girls face at the window on the third floor. we seen figures, heard voices, got evps. temps changed. we stayed all night. there is a body chute. very long , cold and dark. this was the way they took the dead out so that others there at he hospital did not have to see so many deaths. we hope to go back again the first of 2009. they are turning this into a hotel. although we were told that the 4th floor i believe will stay as it is and be used for groups that want to check out the place for paranormal. i did encounter having rocks thrown at me after mentioning that it was really quite and not much going on between the 4th and 5th floor. after i said that, rocks were tossed at me, a ball drifted down from one floor to the next to others in our group. glad i got the chance to go.

peggy says:

October 29, 2008, 3:17 pm

Lindy if you check this site again we are going for an overnite stay nov 30th and I was wondering what kind of camera you took, equipment, etc. Was the ball there or did you take your own for the boy “timmy” to play with. Please let me know, we are very excited about the stay!!

matthew says:

October 29, 2008, 4:39 pm

how much does it cost to explore the hosbital without being on a tour?When does the hosbital open?how much does it cost to spend the night there?

peggy steele says:

October 30, 2008, 9:37 am

the cost is $100.00 per night to stay without being on a tour. you have to have a group of 10 and it runs on the weekdays, sun-thur, we are going sun nov 30 and stay all night. The hours are 8pm-4am. we are so excited. I’m not sure how long the tours are lasting, supposedly the are going to turn the hospital into a 5 star hotel. Sometime in 2009. So if ya wanna go call soon!!

Debbie D says:

October 30, 2008, 12:38 pm

I have been on their tour twice. I have several pics with things that can’t be explained. It is $20 dollars a person and it is worth it. The only bad thing is too many people in a group at one time. If there are a few people that won’t be quiet you can’t hear anything.

If you go there, make sure to look for “Timmy” on the second floor. He will play with a ball and leave them in different places on the floor and look for the shadow people on the fourth floor.

peggy says:

October 30, 2008, 12:50 pm

Debbie, do you have any if your pics posted??? Have you stayed overnite??? My group and I are very excited to go!!

Stacey says:

November 2, 2008, 2:07 am

Hi, me and 5 of my friends are going on the 4 hour tour Friday. We all are very excited. Can someone give us advice on where and what exactly to look for? What kind of camera to take? And do we use the flash? How many people usually go in a group?

peggy says:

November 2, 2008, 9:37 am

Hey Stacey, from the ghost hunting shows I have been watching, and research I have been doing, most people take camcorders with nighshot,digital voice recorders to catch evp’s. We are going Nov 30th for an overnite stay (there will be 16 in our group) and I am taking a digital voice recorder, my regular camera (yes I would use flash), a camcorder with nightshot, digital pocket thermometer, emf reader, and a nightvision monocular. We are so pumped for this stay. I have been told to look for shadow people. Especially a child they call “Timmy” If you take a ball and set it in the middle of the room, he will play with it. I’m not sure which floor, just google “Timmy at Waverly Hills” and it should tell you about him. Supposedly the floor with the most activity is the 4th. Please post about your trip, would love to know what all you see. Have a great time!!!!

Tim says:

November 2, 2008, 9:16 pm

To those who have never been to “Waverly Hills”
Let me say, as a child I often heard Ghost stories and was a non-believer to the Paranormal. August of 2007 was my fist visit to Waverly Hills since then I have been once more, Let me tell you the experience there was off the charts. If you are wanting or planning to vist “Waverly Hills” be prepared what you will see, what you will hear is not a trick. If you have questions or want to talk about the paranormal.
You can find me at myspace.
I’ll be gald to share my experiences…

Stacey says:

November 2, 2008, 10:57 pm

Thanks Peggy for you advice. I have a digital voice recorder that I will take along with us. And I will be sure to use a flash. I will let you know how our trip goes. Iâ??m very excited.

Dusk Moonravend Blackman says:

November 3, 2008, 1:06 pm

about the waverly santorium for TB patients there is a movie out called death tunnel (2005) about a halloween party when 5 girls were chosen to spend 5 hours on 5 different floors. when they all woke up they had their heads covered. the sanitorium was built in 1910 and over 63,000 people died in that hospital of the white death(TB). the facility was no more than a stockyard for the sick. the death tunnel was 500 yards underground and was meant for supplies but ended up being the resting place for dead patients. they ,the caretakers, believed in fresh air for the patients no matter the weather and patients could be seen w/snow on the top of them.

BLAIR says:

November 10, 2008, 4:51 pm

I have a few questions for those of you that have been- we are going for my b-day gift in March for the OverNight Tour- whoo hoo!
1. OVERNIGHT? What time does it start and end?
2. Where all do you go on this tour?
3.What do you think I should bring?
4.DO you go down the tunnel area “body chaute” is it stairs? How far can you go down?


Stacey says:

November 10, 2008, 11:47 pm

My group went on the 4 hour tour Friday night. We was in a group of 17, the first 2 hrs, we got to explore the death tunnel and the first and second floors. The tour guide gave us an overview of certain rooms and told us what time to meet back, so we go to explore ourselves each floor. The second half of the night we got to explore the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. It was very interesting. I didnâ??t see anything, but I got scared once, I thought I was going to fall because of my legs got so weak. I got some pretty good pictures that might be something. We are going to try to go back for the full night stay around April of next year and do some things differently. There were so many people wondering around, so I donâ??t think we had a chance of seeing anything. The tour guide told us to turn the flash lights off and set in a room, but I donâ??t think anyone done that, they were all to interested in the building. Overall we had a great time and hopefully get to go back in spring.

Chip says:

November 11, 2008, 12:41 am

I too attended the Friday night 4 hour tour with Stacey and will have to say this experience was awesome. We arrived 11:30 pm, checked in at the gate, then parked. My group was told not to take pictures of the building with the flashes because there was a tour going on, so try and make sure you have a camera with night shot. I did not see any ghosts up close and personal, but did have a few we’ll say close encounters. The whole time my group was on second floor I was convinced something was staring at us, and we heard a Swooshing sound coming out of no where. On the third floor, I ran across a ball in the hallway and began to roll it around. I pushed it the ball forward, to my suprise the ball rolled back toward me, and then side to side. Though I am not sure this was the ‘Timmy’ ghost, this was definately cool to see happen. When arriving on the fourth floor, the tour guide walked us toward the Surgery room and I kid you not I am convinced I saw a figure of a person standing in one of the rooms. That freaked me out a little and my group hurried to catch the people in front us. Finally the tour guide took us up the roof, the 5th floor, and the home of room 502. While the guide gave us the origin of the occurrences of the floor I felt something touching my skin by my elbow pit. There is no way this could of been a person touching there. I had a long sleeved shirt, and a sweat jacket on. If anyone is seeking advice my recommendation is to make sure you listen to the tour guide. Go find a room away from everyone, sit there with no lights, and make as little noise as possible.

Chip says:

November 11, 2008, 12:48 am

And I am so stoked and cannot wait to go back in the spring for an all night tour!!!!!!

Kayla O'Neal says:

November 14, 2008, 12:57 pm

Hey blair i hope you read this My birthday is in march too the 10th and i am going w/ a couple of friends i have been but it has been a while but what i rember is the body shoot is like a really long tunnel and there is very little room to walk by so yeah u cant go down it i dont think. But if you want to know anything else write me on myspace if you have one serch and add me if you want but like i said i hope you read this PEACE Kayla Renee……..

peggy s says:

November 26, 2008, 1:27 pm

ADAM-if you get back on here and read these posts, my friends and I are going for an overnite stay Nov 30. Can you give me any pointers on what to do and what to look for. I would appreciate it. Thanks!!!

Mike Waggoner says:

November 27, 2008, 1:45 am

We went there in August of 08. It takes reservations and it’s about a 6 month waiting list! It’s $50 for 4 hrs or $100 for 8 hrs. My wife and I got seperated and when I did see her she was running down the hallway! I finally caught her and she said there was a room with a bird cage and the room was closed off with what looked like chicken wire, anyway she went to take a picture of the bird cage, as the flash went off she seen a man standing right in front of her! That is why she was running! We caught a EVP of a little boy laughing and he say’s “Do it again” it’s plain as day! We are going to try to go back in 09, this time my wife said she aint going! If you have a Garmin or a TomTom you can drive right to the place! If you would like to hear the EVP just let me know and I will mail it to you

Nick says:

December 3, 2008, 3:23 am

I have been to Waverly this past weekend for the over night “tour” where they basiclly say “go nuts”. I, being an amature ghost hunter with my own group in Louisville, was very dissapointed in the set up. There were 38 people are the single tour. First off that is WAY too many people, yes spirits feed off energy but that was nonsense. You see lights and flashes, hear things but lord knows if it is for real or some idiot elsewhere in the building. Also the only thing that I expereinced was the “shadow people” which I believe to just be your eyes adjusting to the dark and personally do not believe in. I do believe this place is haunted and would love to return but with less people and the same about of time. The place has a certain feeling to it, like nowhere I’ve ever been on a hunt, but there were just too many people in the building at one time and of course nothing is going to happen as far as the supernatural is concerned. The only exciting part was an idiot setting off an alarm on one of the 1st floor doors. This place is haunted and you’ll see that if you go at the right time with the right number of people so save up cash, pull some strings and I’m sure you’ll get in.

Nick says:

December 3, 2008, 3:26 am

Mike if you do go back check out the room to the right, first one past the elevator on the 3rd floor, apparently there are stories of a guy seeing a tall man with no eyes(backed up by multipul security guards). and on the 4th floor some children had broken in and were locked in, they grabbed an ax and tried to ax their way out, guards heard the screaming and when they tried to open the door it opened easily and 3 kids came falling down(backed up by a guard that was there at the scene and this was before security was tight). Also email those pics and EVPs to me if you don’t mind

brittany says:

December 12, 2008, 11:52 am

this looks very scary but i would say that it is not all that scary when you get their but it is known to be the number one best hunting place in ky and of what we know now!

Harley962 says:

December 16, 2008, 3:32 am

My daughter clued me in to the Waverly and I have a fascination hungry for more information and personal experiences. She and her friend did the ‘turn-around’ thing and were chased by a guard, scared the **** out of them. They said the building was positively forboding at dusk. All around eerie. I am an educated Kentucky Hillbilly who has wandered from home and want to come home and check out some ghosts. Also, does anyone have a site that offers comprehensive information on the history of the Waverly as well as what is happening now? I could use new ‘jump-off’ points to do more investigating. Thanx.

Khara Banks says:

December 16, 2008, 10:18 am

Woha thats kinda scarie

Khara Banks says:

December 16, 2008, 10:19 am

Wow thats scary

samantha says:

December 28, 2008, 4:45 pm

ive heard about this place on ghost hunters and i think it is hunted what i saw that night on that show gave me chills i will never forget that place

~ best friends~ says:

January 16, 2009, 5:40 pm

scary place are awesome! actually my grandma lives right
on top of an old cemetary but i love going there so what
ever this place has for me i’ve seen better

barbara says:

January 22, 2009, 4:37 am

my husband and i are interested in going to waverly,but i am wondering if they have alot of ppl in the 8hr tours .it might be hard to exsperence anything if they have that many ppl in booked at time. i live 1000 miles away and i would hate to make the trip and waste $200 for nothing. thank you for any replys

Jeremy says:

February 11, 2009, 3:40 am

about Waverly Hills Sanitorium, who ever type up the story needs to read up on the Sanitorium alittle more. You need to get your facts right.

Jordan Wilson says:

February 15, 2009, 6:33 pm

Take it form someone who has been there, This is one place you don’t want to go if you are the type to get well you know. One of my friends want up to the thrid floor and we haven’t seen him for the last 10 years. no one has. We told him not to go up to the thrid floor but he did anyway.

Amanda says:

March 2, 2009, 4:22 pm

Waverly is one of the most creepy places I have ever been. As of now, you can contact the owners, who live onsite, and schedule a tour for $20.00. An over night adventure is $100. The last time I tried to book a tour, they were booked through March 2009. You hear all kinds of stories about Waverly, but it’s totally different to expreiance it first hand. Forget the nurse of room 502, it’s the “shadow people” that really scare the stuffing out of you. Go see for yourself!!

Megan says:

April 13, 2009, 1:13 am

My friends and I snuck up the body tunnel one night and got caught by the guards before we could actually go inside. Suprisingly, they were very friendly and offered to take us inside and give us a tour. We saw some body drawers in the morgue open and close. It was extremely scary but it’s the only time I’ve ever experienced anything like that.

Christina says:

April 17, 2009, 1:32 am

I am a member of a paranormal group, and we’re planning a visit in 2010. I’m new to the group, but the other members have assured me that Waverly Hills is a great place to have a paranormal experience. So if you have never gone, do it. You won’t regret it. Also, all of the money you pay to go is used for restoring it. The owners have been working diligently to get it back to its former state. Visit to get contact info and read more about the sanitorium.

brittany says:

April 29, 2009, 10:18 am

i have never been o waverly hills in all my life time. i am 18 and would like to go there some-time, me and boyfriend looks at the web page on waverly hills and he said it looks kool and i would love to go there. so if any-one could give me some inf. on this place.

nicole says:

April 29, 2009, 10:52 am

this placw is f****! awawawawaw! i would like to see this place soon but i dont have time to see it i am 18 soon be 19 maybe later i will go and see this place my self with some friends. my bf went to see this place with his borther my boy friends name is matt.b. and they seen and woman floting around like sh had a promble or aomthing and something touch him so they left sson and never went back. i told him he on something or smoking something he said no i not and i was not at the time. i say ok whatevere and his borther never said anything at all about LOL!!!!!!!!! peace/love nicole

amber leadingham& taylor alexander says:

May 28, 2009, 8:35 am

some of those photos can be really scary! we really want to know the location becaose we want to check it out ourselves

mike says:

May 31, 2009, 2:39 am

i’ve heard of this place i would love to go there some time and see for sure what really goes on there

Amanda says:

June 1, 2009, 3:38 am

Well, let me begin by saying i am the founder of one of the many ghost hunting teams here in Louisville. I have never seen so much wrong information on a single site before, and i only read a small portion of the comments. The death toll WAS in the tens of thousands. When TB hit here in Louisville, it darn near wiped Lousville off the map. Hence the hospital was born. The tours are seasonal, spring and summer, opening up for the traditional haunted house in October. It is $50 a person, $100 for extended tour with the tour guides around, but not under you, and if you have a team of 10 or more, $100 a person for the whole night with no tour guides what so ever. My team is currently raising the money to do this. There is plenty of paranormal goin on there, but not as much as its reputation may insinuate. The feeling of uneasiness usually come from people lookin to be scared, therefor are. For the truly sensitive to the paranormal, this is worsened. I have performed several Investigations there with all the scientific equipment, and have got a few things, but not as much as some other places in Louisville that I didnt see mentioned. The mattinglys have only owned a few years. It was never bought by the historical society. Matter of fact, it was owned by a friend of my family for years. Mr Alberhasky wanted to tear it down and build a monument to Christ up on that hill. He was unsuccessful since the historical society stepped in and stated that it couldnt be torn down unless condemned. He left ip open for several years hoping the local kids would destroy it. This is where the graffitti came in to play. When he finally gave up, the mattinglys offered to purchase it, as a historical landmark only. They didnt even believe in ghosts at the time. They have since remodeled a wing, and actually live there. There are rumors of them turning it into a hotel for paranormal investigators, but i dont know how true those are. I havent gotten the guts to call tina (mattingly) up and ask her. If anyone who reads this has a dispute, question, or curiosity about our group, feel free to email me- thanks, and happy hunting!

Jessica says:

June 23, 2009, 8:12 pm

Any info on tours would help.Directions will also be helpful

Laura W. says:

July 5, 2009, 2:57 am

this place is really scary my boyfriend took me for the tour its opened from like march til about november i think they raised the price to 25 dollars now. but they are remodleing it to make it a hotel so it aint as scary as it used to be.

kev says:

July 29, 2009, 3:50 am

oh that place is weak i cant belive people are stupid enough to pay good money to see and ran down building that was a tb hospital lot of the storys on it they cant even keep strighte like 6,000 people died there then they tell you 64 thousand people died there a little boy spirit will roll you a ball ive been up there before they ever dreamed of giveing tours stay the whole night in it many times theres nothing para normal about it its just old building makes noises things i didnt know about it was the 2 nurse”s there that died one fell off the building another hung her self this i didnt know but regaurdless its weak your and idiot if you pay what they ask to stay the night there got more money then brains if you do i guess a sucker born every minute

Kristy says:

August 21, 2009, 4:08 am

The show “Ghost Hunters” visited there once. Some weird things happened while they were there, but I don’t think they caught anything legit saying it was really haunted. It could very well be haunted, and they just weren’t able to catch anything. It looked pretty spooky though!

B Shelton says:

September 25, 2009, 7:57 pm

I visited to Waverly Hills Sanitarium on 9/23/09, two days ago. I will be back for the eight hour “free-roam” tour. Too much history for it not to be haunted. I did personally not see anything, also the tour was only for two hours and it was at eight p.m. I would advise going to Waverly Hills if you are a believer (or non-believer), either way…you won’t regret it.

ben says:

October 6, 2009, 10:05 am

i live in kentucky and the owners usually dont let people in. theres even nails in the fire escape ladders

Austin Yewell says:

October 9, 2009, 12:40 am

If anyone is there I heard from my brother he saw a boy named Timmy he asked a few people if they saw him and said he was one of the most famous ghost there

Austin Yewell says:

October 9, 2009, 12:46 am

iiiiiiiiii uh iiiiiiiiii uh think uh I’m a day late and a dollar short

chelsea says:

October 11, 2009, 4:34 pm

they have now closed down waverly hills because they are turning it into a hotel. i dont see why they would so suck a thing because of what all happened in there but they are doing it….ive been up to it before and it is a very scary place. i went with my parents one night in october of last year and we got to the gates and they were locked…there are 3 different one lane roads that lead to it. we got to the locked gates and sat there for a minute and all of a sudden there was headlights that came on and they followed us from the gates to the end of the road…….then dissappeared..

Alison says:

October 19, 2009, 12:31 am

Waverly Hills is indeed a very haunted place. Another ghost named Timmy has been seen rolling a blue ball around the hospital. Also, another nurse had hung herself in a residential ward. If you wish to go to Waverly, it will be worth while, spend the night too. It’s very interesting.

Emma Peelout says:

October 31, 2009, 7:34 pm

This place is the real deal. I don’t care if you believe or not, but I had to visit THIS place to get my new belief in ghosts. DEFINITELY GO.

autumn says:

November 28, 2009, 12:04 pm

wow, that is so cool…… can i have directions to the location, i would love to see it … and maybe even stay all night one time !!!@!! thats just so cool…..

janet says:

December 10, 2009, 2:51 pm

i have heard that a little girl also died. but never go to that place cuz i’ve been there 3 times and they will follow you everywhere. so never go to that place it is ****** creepy as hell.

Daphnie N. says:

January 7, 2010, 3:34 pm

I love anything scary, so I decided to look up the Waverly Hills website. I would love to visit Waverly Hills but you have to make reservations. A regular tour is $22, if you would like to stay 1/2 of a night it is $50, and a full night is $100…

moose says:

February 18, 2010, 10:15 pm

why dont the new owners of waverly hills tell everyone the morbid history about the doctor who would experiment on the dead patients the horrible treatments that were given and expalin about the neckelace everyone would have to wear if they were in fected ex. nurses doctors,
about the nurse who fell to her death from the top of the sanitorium its nice renevation buy why not keep the old jumk i understand u cant compromise peoples saftey and the infrastructure decay but keep old with new to help with the history

nichole says:

March 9, 2010, 5:01 pm

I have been there before…it really is a terrifying place. My friend and I decided to sneak in one night, I wish I had never agreed to it in the first place. We snuck through a window on the ground floor and were shocked to find that none of the inside doors were locked. We went through the entire place and found nothing out of the ordinary, until we got to the top floor. There’s a really long hallway (at least it seemed long in the dark) and we couldn’t find the door we had come out of. There were a lot of different doors in the hall and we tried them one after the other. In the second to last room, there was a person standing next to the window…we shut the door quickly. But when we turned to the end of the hallway, the person was there. I believe it was the woman this story talks about. She was bleeding from the wrists but I’m not sure about the ankles. She was wearing a hospital shift that was torn up and soaked with blood. I don’t remember what her face looked like but I do know she had a shaven head, which struck me as odd because she was distinctly female. I do know that that was the fastest I have ever run in my life. Lisa (my friend) and I found the door we had came through, opened it, and she was there again. She looked at us…and I saw her eyes. They were a startling gray, completely lifeless. Then she whispered ‘revenge’ and disappeard. I wish I knew who she wanted revenge on. It was clear she had been tortured. Lisa and I made it back to the ground floor and snuck back out the window. We got in our car and…just like in the stories above, our car wouldn’t start. We had to leave the car and walk 10 miles back home in the dark. We were so scared that she was following us. When we went back the next day to get my car, it was trashed. Tires slashed and windows/windsheild busted. I hope it was a vandal. But I think it was her.

doyoubelive? says:

March 9, 2010, 5:25 pm

Do really know how many ghost are really in there ’cause they only show people parts of it and literally THOUSANDS of people have died there, so are you sure? The only way to find out is to go there and review the entire place from top to bottom in the evening(s).

doyoubelive? says:

March 9, 2010, 7:17 pm

Maybe they could do a clensing on the place. Plus what was there before it became a hospitle, what was the history of the land? And kentucky people are not hicks! We are smart an sophisticated people!!!

doyoubelive? says:

March 9, 2010, 7:25 pm

Kentuckians are educated! Plus what was on the land before the hospitle? Also could they use a clensig on the place?

cassandra says:

March 12, 2010, 12:51 am

why dont they tell the truth that is shown in the movie the death tunnel about waverly hills

gstrane says:

March 14, 2010, 7:34 am

used to sneak up there in the 70’s while cutting school with friends never saw a ghost but there sure were alot of snakes on the grounds around the place so wacth for snakes forget the ghost

Marian says:

March 21, 2010, 12:13 pm

It is so wrong to call this haunted. PEOPLE DIED, ALOT of people.
Have some ******* respect.

Grace says:

April 21, 2010, 5:57 pm

I think it is on that big hill. I have tried to go and find it. A lot of people say that it is on the hill i went up on, And it was no where to be found.

aubrey garcia says:

May 27, 2010, 1:39 pm

i’ve read stories about the waverly hills sanatorium..i plan to visit the worn down hospital soon.

Jen says:

July 6, 2010, 11:30 am

First off I’ve been there, my friends dad’s best friend owned the property at one point…it is scary feeling but I’ve never had anything happen. So I think it’s all the state of mind you are in when you visit.
Second off…the room 502 thing, does anyone have ACTUAL proof something happened there? NOT something they found on the web? I think it way too ironic the area code is 502 and it just so happens to be room 502…

Nichole says:

July 6, 2010, 2:34 pm

Everyone that wants to visit or learn more about Waverly Hills, go here. It’s the official Waverly Hills website.

christy vance says:

July 10, 2010, 12:50 am

I looked it up on the internet and said that you can go on a ghost hunt for eight hours.Is that right?and i think 100 dollars a person and 100 people go at the same time.If this is true can someone let me know really want to go to this place.

Nichole says:

July 10, 2010, 12:34 pm

Okay, the website is just go there. They have all night tours that are around 100 dollars, but you have to have a certain number of people and go in a group. They also have half night tours that are like 50 dollars, but you also have to have a group for those. There are historical tours that cost 22 dollars and then historical/paranormal tours that also cost 22 dollars. They are both about 2 hours long.
They do have a stage Halloween tour. I visited sometime in June and they told us about it. They said that they have a radio station that comes up and helps out every year.
All these people leaving comments saying they have partied there or that their parents have owned it for 10 years and they only open on Halloween, are full of ****. Visit the website, read about the history, read about the owners, read about the tours. People are coming on the this site and making up stories and then leaving them as comments.
So, if you want real information, go to

Michael says:

July 15, 2010, 7:42 pm

For anyone interested in it, there was a movie done based on the Sanitorium I believe it was called the Death Tunnel, interesting movie, the bar scenes were all filmed out of Phoenix Hill Tavern…. the actual Building was used as well, additionally Ghost hunters filmed a segment here a few years back you might Find it on the TAPS website enjoy….

Beth says:

July 23, 2010, 1:43 pm

Just went on an overnite tour wednesday nite. Very fun and scary. There is alot of good history in this place. I would recommend this haunt to anyone who really wants to experience paranormal activity.

julie collums says:

August 1, 2010, 4:41 pm

i have, wrote a lot about wavery hills sanatorium.63.000 patients was a lot of lives lost. too bad a vaccine, was not soon a enough. tuberculosis is still a deadley diease today. iam so glad i wasnt a patient at waverly hills hosptial.

cody says:

August 31, 2010, 2:40 pm

this place is very scary. i saw a woman walking around tht place and when i went up to them they vanished. i recomend this place for you if you want a fright!

devin says:

October 2, 2010, 2:08 pm

actually, people often DID sneak into waverly hills. but this was back before they had security up there… it’s not to say some of these people aren’t making up these scenarios though.
i’ve personally never been to the sanitorium,just merely passed it one time, but i’d love to go eventually. if it weren’t for the waiting list to attend the place i would have gone a long time ago.
i’ve heard stories, and i’ve seen pictures. but i won’t fully believe the old hospital is haunted until i see it for myself.

stacy says:

October 20, 2010, 8:06 pm

we could not get in a lady in a golf cart watches the place sucks!!!!!!!!

stacy says:

October 20, 2010, 8:09 pm

its sucks you cant even see it a lady on a golf cart comes and tells you to leave

Kelsey says:

October 25, 2010, 2:53 pm

Okay, You really need to do a little more research. 60,000 people did not die there, it has been proven that at the most it was 7,000 ( still a large number I know). Also, all of the rumors about the nurse suicide cannot be proven true or false. No doubt this hospital has a very dark past but by saying things that are either stretched truths or just blatant lies only disrespect the place, its history, and the victims.

bec says:

October 25, 2010, 5:26 pm

hmmmm i dont believe ghost or spirts or anything else… but i will have to go and see for myself…

derek creech says:

December 6, 2010, 1:48 pm

ok im not say that sixty thousand people died there but it was way more than seven thousand…only that many were on record…i go there every year and this year was the wrost for me. it all started wen we arrived we were waiting for our tour giude when i got really sick to my stomach which was wired cause i was hyped bout going in..i broke out in extrem cold sweats and started puking but thats only half of it as we walk in i snap a few photos and almost immediattly we had gotten shadow figures.. so with seeing the photos i got a heavy feeling all around acording to the guide if u feel this way then you are in the presents of the paranormal and if you start to smell things thatu shouldnt like what i was smelling which was cigar smok and im not a smoker so it was very distinct and queit odd.. soo at this point the guide has asked if anyone wanted to walk down to the end of the hall of the fourth floor where room 502 is (you should no the story) and also there is a lil girl that is also shown her presents…soo i jumped on the offer and he asked me to walk all the way down the 200 foot hallway so i get to the end of the hall and he says stop and turn and face the him and walk back as slow as possible in the middle on the hall with my arms spread apart.. soo im walking back and im about to pass 502 wen i get this urge to stop dead in my tracks its getting really cold at this point and i have a real uneasy feeling and as im just standing there the guide my brother and a few of my buddys that went all gasp lol im like please tell me there in nothing behind me and as i say that i feel like im being hugged from behind and a pressure at my waist so my bro snaps a photo as this is going on and to everyones surprize in the photo there was sure enough two arms wrapped around me at my hips and about the middle of my back was that lil girls head looking at the group we had so yea if you feel like being scared or if you dont believe then i suggested you go there and just seeing the place well make ur stomach drop

Kelsey says:

December 6, 2010, 2:42 pm

I am not denying how scary this place is, or hat there is something going on. I have been trying to go there for almost 3 years, I have conducted a lot of research about this place and I just want its true history to be shown… Not the rumors made up from false claims. You are right it may have been more than 7,000 but thats all we can know for sure because that is what is documented… I truly do believe that horrible things happened there and no doubt there are some trapped spirits… But for the dead the real numbers should be published not the stories. Also I would be very interested in seeing that photo maybe you should upload it to the actual website that the owners have its

Art says:

February 28, 2011, 9:54 pm

Been there on a few tours..nothing but an old building. No ghosts what-so-ever.

Jamie says:

March 21, 2011, 9:34 am

Derek, I just got back from Waverly Sunday morning and I seen nothing of that nature. And just wanted to let you know that room 502 is on the 5th floor. But I did catch quite a few orbs. About every 5 photos I snapped I caught at least 2 orbs. I believe that there is something there. The only time I felt ill was in the operating room and I was not the only one. I also heard many unexplained noises that could not be debunked no matter how hard I tried. Waverly has many spirits but I have never heard of someone getting something of that nature in a picture, I would love to see it.

Jonathan Koons says:

September 29, 2011, 12:44 am

So myself and a few others are going to waverly in or around march of 2012. And are looking for more people to join our group. We want to do the personal 8 hr overnight experience. You can look it up on the waverly sanitorium website. If you are interested you can reach me at keep in mind if you choose to go and cant make it there are no refunds. This is not a scam i am really serious about this. No one faint of heart should join lol but we will take all who want to go.

DJ says:

October 2, 2011, 10:30 pm

Its room 502, Whatever. Room 217 is Stanly hotel. You are a liar.

jackie says:

October 3, 2011, 10:16 pm

my niece and her boyfriend went there i would love to go


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Christie says:

November 3, 2011, 1:38 pm

By the way, it’s off of Dixie Highway in Louisville, KY. I don’t live too far from there. My husband and I are planning on visiting there sometime soon. As to getting the directions to Waverly,just visit the website at You can get the map, address, and directions on the website. Last I checked, it’s $20 to get in and take the tour. I hope all have fun, and enjoy your stay.

Libby says:

November 26, 2011, 1:04 pm

I went to Louisville, Kentucky for a field trip once but I didn’t go to the Waverly Hills Sanitorium for Tuberculosis. (Capital F in for, I think).

lane rapp says:

December 28, 2011, 6:07 pm

I live by the place and we hear screams coming from there all the time

Diana Ross says:

January 3, 2012, 2:48 pm

I have booked an 8 hour tour. If I see something-great. If I don’t-great. It doesn’t matter. If I find evidence of a spirit, that’s fantastic. If I don’t-then I’ll be left to wonder. BUT-for the person that says it’s a waste of money and the people that go there are dumb….I pay more than THAT for a good meal for 2! And, THAT’s over, in an hour! At Waverly I am getting 8 hours of something different to do….

michelle says:

January 6, 2012, 9:20 pm

I would love to take a tour but i went to there website and it’s $50 per person for four hours and i’m dying to go there i’m from Ky so it would be great

Joanna says:

January 11, 2012, 2:35 am

I read so much about hauntings and the things people see I would love to accually go and visit these places… the history alone is enough to get our attantion but to accually be there would be amazing

sloane says:

February 23, 2012, 1:59 pm

they let you visit now in groups. super scary, my aunt went!

andrew says:

March 29, 2012, 1:32 pm

ghost adventures went there

HANNAH says:

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dommyboy5 says:

October 17, 2012, 4:24 pm

Me and my friend Conner went one time and we stayed the night. I woke up in the middle of the noght and Conner was standing there looking at the door. I walked up to him and asked him if he was okay and he just looked, I finally went back to sleep. wWoke up in the morning and he was still standing there…when we were leaving, I looked up and saw a little boy on the top floor just staring at us…freaky right?

Lizzie says:

March 27, 2013, 1:15 pm

They currently offer tours of the place. It’s not cheap. The current owners are trying to raise money to convert the place into a bed & breakfast. I have been there once, to audition for their haunted house, and the place did have a weird feel to it. Of course, the recent renovations could end up stirring even more stuff up.

Rick says:

March 5, 2014, 11:20 pm

Waverly Hills is located at:
4400 Paralee Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40272

I have been there but you can’t get to close because it is guarded. Unless you sneak through the woods! Have fun.

Rick says:

March 5, 2014, 11:25 pm

P.S. you can schedule tours by calling (502) 933-2142

Camaron Lyle says:

November 27, 2016, 5:04 am

My grandma worked there she was a nurse in 1974 she said she had been in every room even room 502 and she saw nothing she said she even went to the morg sorry i cant spell but it was after the girl hung herself but she said its not really haunted she worked there for 5 years and never saw nothing she loved working there she said it was clean and the patients was a little insane bc they would smear poop on the walls but she still took care of them she said it was like any other nursing home

charles mallott says:

December 14, 2017, 3:22 pm

i heard that soon there will be no more visit as they are about to rebuild the building into a hotel.kinda cool cause will be a haunted hotel then to stay in and by them messing with the building it will conjour up more angry ghost for messing with their rest.

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December 24, 2017, 6:31 pm

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