October 9, 2010 by staff
Waverly Hills, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, or sanatorium, located in southwest Louisville-Jefferson, Kentucky, opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital with capacity for 40 to 50 patients of tuberculosis. In early 1900, Jefferson County, Kentucky was devastated by flash “white plague (tuberculosis). Plaga proposed construction of a new hospital.
Although at that time, the hospital was named the best place for treatment of diseases, procedures were primitive and terrible. Doctors have experienced the removal of organs and the experimental use of drugs. Tuberculosis ravaged mind, causing some patients to go crazy. Over 6,000 patients died during the hospital was closed. The infamous “Body Chute” was used to transport the body to the cemetery. The doctors thought it would prevent the spread of the disease, and allow patients to see death. The hospital closed in 1962, in conjunction with streptomycin antibiotic medicine, which has reduced the need for a hospital.
Popular paranormal television as one of the “most haunted” hospitals in the eastern United States, the town has appeared on ABC / FOX Family Channel worst places on Earth, VH1? S Celebrity Paranormal Project, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, chilling reality of areas and the most popular British show, “Spirit of Adventure” on the Travel Channel. http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Ghost_Adventures
The town’s current plan to make it a four star hotel that satisfies the haunted hotel crowd, but far from loyal customers.
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