016 Waverly Hills Sanatorium
In Ghostly’s sixteenth episode, Pat
and Rebecca explore Waverly Hills Sanatorium, one of America’s most haunted
places. A school that became a tuberculosis hospital and then a geriatrics
sanatorium before being abandoned for many years, Waverly Hills is now open for
tours and many who go in skeptics, come out believers. Friend of Ghostly and
listener Mike Morrissey was one of those people and in this episode, he tells
Questions explored in this episode:
What is the history of Waverly Hills? How many people died? What treatments
were used? What are the different ghosts people claim to see? What experiences
have people had? What is the death chute? Are there shadow people at Waverly?
Is the kitchen haunted? What happens on the 4th floor of the sanatorium?
[6:00] Hear Pat’s interview with
friend and listener Mike Morrissey to learn what happened to Mike when he
visited Waverly Hills Sanatorium – not once but twice! His experiences changed
him from a skeptic to a believer, and he tells us what he saw and how he felt
while also sharing some of the history of this famous place.
Listen to hear Pat give the history of Waverly Hills Sanatorium. He adds to
Mike’s history to tell us of the original use of the building and how it became
what it is today – a run-down hospital filled with spooky vibes and ghostly
[29:28] After the history, listen to Rebecca tell the ghost story,
telling the story of a group of teenagers who venture a bit too far into
Waverly Hills one night.
[32:03] Then listen to the Great Debate! Rebecca and Pat go
through all the stories and evidence of sightings at Waverly, including those
by Mike Morrissey, and debate what’s true and what’s just folklore. Don’t miss
the haunted food debate! Listen to all sides and decide what you believe.
[57:00] Be sure to stay for the
whole episode to hear the “Closing Arguments” to help you make your choice.
Now is the time to vote on this
episode! Vote on whether or not you think Waverly Hills Sanatorium is haunted.
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Also included in this episode are,
as always, poll results from our previous episode on the H.H. Holmes. (Check
out the episode here if you
haven’t had a chance to listen yet).
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Sources for this week’s episode:
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: Dream Images (Love-Death Music) by George Crumb
Bumper: Ghost Waltz by Lowell Liebermann