Waverly Hills Sanitorium Owner No Longer a Skeptic May 21, 2014 22:59:55 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on May 21, 2014 22:59:55 GMT -5
Waverly Hills owner no longer a skeptic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Waverly Hills Sanatorium is known worldwide as a place where there’s a lot of paranormal activity.
Charlie Mattingly and his wife, Tina, have owned Waverly since 2001. Mattingly was a cnfirmed skeptic but it wasn’t long before he changed his mind. One night he said he started chasing what he believed was a trespasser in the building “and then we came out after them and there was no one there, he insists.
Stories like this are common at Waverly and some believe it’s because of the high number of tuberculosis deaths that occurred on the premises during its decades as a hospital. “So you're talking somewhere around 18,000 to 20,000 that actually died here and when you think about that much death in one place how could there not be some type of residual spirit of some sort left by somebody, someone who was here before,” Mattingly observes.
Paranormal investigators descend on Waverly by the hundreds in an attempt to find evidence of life after death and some believe they’ve obtained such proof. The fifth floor is of particular interest because a nurse reportedly hanged herself there after self-aborting a fetus. “When we have an overnight here where they’re investigating, especially if there’s a woman who’s pregnant,” Mattingly says, “they always get very queasy and don’t feel well and need to come down off the roof.”
Another popular haunt at Waverly is the old body chute where the dead were discretely removed from the building to waiting railway cars and hearses at the bottom of the hill.
“When we show people the proof or some of the photographs we have up here or some of the videos we have up here,” observed Mattingly, “people will still pick it apart and say ‘Ahhh, that’s not paranormal.’ Well ok, but why does it happen here so much? Explain that one!”
Thousands of stories of paranormal activity have been told about Waverly Hills. Are they true or just legends? Will we ever know for sure?
Source: Chris McGill, WAVE News.