Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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Origins The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is located in Louisville, Kentucky and its construction began in 1908. By July 26, 1910 the Sanatorium began to accept Tuberculosis patients. Over the years the Waverly Hills Sanatorium became a city in and of itself. As many large hospitals were in their heyday. Operating History By 1926 a brick […]

Enfield Poltergeist-What Really Happened?

The Conjuring-The Enfield Polltergeist

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The Enfield Poltergeist is a well-known haunting that occurred at 284 Green Street in London, England in the 1970’s. In this post, I will let you know who was involved, what occurred, and where the victim is now. August 30, 1977   Enfield Poltergeist As Zoe Brennan wrote for the Daily Mail in the article entitled, “What […]

Abandoned Asylums America

Abandoned Asylums America

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In this post we are looking into the halls of another abandoned asylum in America. This one was known as the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum(a.k.a. TALA) located in Weston, West Virginia. This particular asylum was built in the mid- 1800’s to house the mentally ill. History of TALA The contruction of TALA began in 1858 and […]

The Old Tooele Hospital-Is It Haunted?

The Old Tooele Hospital

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The hospital that will be discussed in this post has a long and storied history. The part we are most interested in is the ghost ones, of course. We want to know is the Old Tooele Hospital haunted?  The Old Tooele Hospital Location: Tooele, Utah The original portion of the hospital was constructed in 1873 […]

Byberry Mental Hospital

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Byberry Mental Hospital Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The conscientious objectors had witnessed attendants that would often use violence to try to control the mentally ill patients. The attendants would use items such as cut-down broom handles, or rubber hoses filled with buckshot to strike the patients. Attendants would even choke out a patient with a wet […]

Danvers State Insane Asylum

Danvers State Insane Asylum

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Danvers State Insane Asylum Location: Danvers, Massachusetts (aka Salem Village until 1752) According to the historyofmassachusetts.org, the Danvers State Lunatic Asylum was built between 1874 and 1878. The land on which it was built is called Hathorne Hill after Judge John Hathorne of the Salem Witch Trials who had lived there. The land was purchased […]

Mental Health Hospital-Alton, Illinois

Mental Health Hospital-Alton

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Mental Health Hospital-Alton Location: Alton, Illinois In 1916 forty patients moved into the hospital prior to its opening in 1917. The hospital continued to grow in response to the needs of the surrounding area and by the 1930s  the hospital had opened a ward for WWI veterans, another for civilian men, another for women and […]

Is Alcatraz Haunted?

Is Alcatraz haunted?

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In 1775, the island was named La Isla de los Alcatraces (Island of the Pelicans) by a Spanish explorer, Juan Manuel de Ayala. In 1850 American President Millard Fillmore reserved the island that is located in the San Francisco Bay (about 1.5 miles from San Francisco) for military use. A fortress with 100 cannons was built […]