|Apparitions caught on camera in Waverly Hills|
The story of room 502 is a controversial subject. Some tales say that the nurse committed suicide by hanging herself off the balcony after falling pregnant out of wedlock. However, others say that she was pushed off the balcony. There is also a newer legend that says a homeless man was murdered over a drug conflict in room 502.
There were many forms of treatment doctors attempted for TB patients. One of the worst treatments was inserting a balloon into the lungs to expand them which killed many patients. Another way was an early form of a pneumothorax treatment, where air was injected into the lungs. Some patients surpassed the numbing because of the needles. Margaret Baugh tells stories of these treatments in her interview.
Baugh, Margaret. “Living on the Porch”. YouTube. Personal Interview. 29 Aug. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP5JzwdbFiI.
“Creepy Picture of Death Tunnel”. https://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/a1IOVUyLBobCtA0145nS_A/348s.jpg.
Goran, David. “Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky is considered to be one of the most haunted locations in the world”. Vintage News, 28 Jul., 2016. http://www.waverlyhills.net/urban-legends.php.
“Shadow Figures Infest TB Ward.” Travel Channel, https://www.travelchannel.com/videos/shadow-figures-infest-tb-ward-0146758.
“Waverly Hills Sanatorium”. Historic Mysteries, https://www.historicmysteries.com/waverly-hills-sanatorium/.
Further research Information
This source tells many different ghost stories that have been recorded from Waverly Hills.
From this source we get a first-hand story told about a night spent in the terrifying hallways of the sanatorium.
True Ghost Stories
Not only does this source also give a first-hand look from the author’s point-of-view, but the report of shadows seen in from the rooftops of the sanatorium while investigation one night.