A Creepy Inside Look At Kentucky’s Haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Waverly Hills Sanatorium Kentucky

If you’re familiar with haunted places, chances are you’ve heard of Waverly Hills. The location is no stranger to paranormal investigations, trips, tours, and more. Shows like Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Adventures, and others have filmed investigations while inside of the creepy sanatorium.

Many have said to have had some rather creepy and downright odd experiences. There are those who say the dead haven’t left. The lost souls of those who made an early departure are still within the halls of the old sanatorium. They are looking for a way out, but, there are other entities and dark figures that also roam the halls of Waverly Hills.

So why is this place so haunted?

There are rumors that over 60,000 people died there!

Waverly Hills has been off-limits to those trying to wander the halls. They do have times you can do ghost hunts and go on overnight tours. There were plans to create a new hotel or some kind of haunted attraction, however, nothing ever came out of it.


Check out this video on the history behind it.

Here’s another video we found, in this one though they showcase an investigation that took place. There’s a good reason some say it’s one of the most paranormally active locations on the planet.

The real question is this…. WOULD YOU STAY THE NIGHT THERE?

PHOTO CREDITS – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waverly_Hills_Sanatorium


  • Mary

    I don’t believe in ghosts, but I do believe in demons. I will not stay there because I believe that those so called ghosts are actually demons pretending to be the dear departed.

  • Lindsey

    I would love to stay a few days and explore thoroughly while attempting to make contact with any presences and gather evidence.

    • Whitney

      I do believe in ghosts and I also believe that Waverly is high haunted and active ghosts and spirits only make themselves known to certain people and if this place wasnt haunted then ghost adventures wouldnt have been there and caught things and the owner wouldnt have ran out like she did plenty of times and I’m wiccan so I believe in all of this at Waverly

  • Luz Brillante

    My gift is a pretty amazing & with it comes moments of confusion, emotion & electric currents of nerves that I will never get used to. As a child my Abuela & Tia both showed me how to protect my self when I know there approaching me or trying to make there presence known. Sometimes I see a full figure flesh & blood & many more times there a flash of light rushing bye with static electricity. This hotel will never be completed. It will scare & torment & cause misfortune to everyone who is involved with the renovation & cause the sane to go insane! This place needs to be torn down, Blessed & left as a huge field in memory of the every single soul that suffered it’s torment & torture. Peace be with you.

  • Monica

    My great grandfather died there of TB in 1941. He had passed away 3 weeks after my grandfather died of colon cancer. I never had the chance of meeting either one. I have often wanted to visit Waverly, but I am hesitant for obvious reasons.  I am not crazy about it being turned into a hotel.

  • Connie

    I would stay there I am from Lou My I was born and raised not far from there as a Teenager me and my friends use to hang out. There every weekend I don’t know about if I believe it is haunted or not cause we never saw anything but we had fun exploring it all night

  • Eric

    I snuck in there years ago, before the current owners bought it. Not a chance in hell would i set foot in that place. They couldn't pay me to  stay there.

  • Debbie Melton

    Yes I would stay and want to stay at Waverly Hills. I have been to the haunted house during the Halloween season. I think it would be very interesting. There is a lot of history it that building.

  • Tara Wynde

    I would stay there if only my terms were met. Meaning if Ghost Adventures did another show there then I would go. Of course I'd be wearing my mom's ring. It's my protection charm.

    I would advise you those that want to stay there. Don't piss off the spirits. They will gladly latch on to you and follow you home.

  • anon

    what's wrong with you people lol? ofc it won't talk to you when it's dead, and this fake flashlight thing isn't proof of anything lol

  • Danielle

    This was not an insane asylum.  It was a hospital for those suffering from tuberculosis.  I visited there a few years ago, I had a few experiences while there.  In no way was there ever any evil feeling when I was walking through.  Although, there is a presence on the fourth floor that is not a happy one.  It won't bother you unless you provoke him.  Unfortunately/fortunately for my uncle he decided to provoke "Big Black" and call him out saying he didnt believe that he was there and if he was then he should prove it.  My uncle said that he then felt a sound smack square on his forehead.  He then apologized to the spirit for provoking him and then went on with the rest of his hunt.

  • Kathy sanders

    The owners the Mattinglys are rels give of my late grandma Evelyn Mattingly  Smith.went there with my brother dwight.I was too claustrophobic  to go see laundry shoot put dead through in tunnel.But my family was touched on way out tunnel

  • Wilma Farvour

    My parents worked at Waverly, late 1940’s early 50’s. I have never been inside the building, but I’ve always wondered about it and wanted to tour inside. The outside of the building was amazing to me as a child. I would still like to visit. My mom worked in the kitchen, and dad worked as an orderly.

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