Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Waverly Hills to become a haunted hotel


Posted on Saturday, 14 March, 2015 | Comment icon 22 comments

Would you want to spend the night in a haunted sanatorium ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
The infamous sanatorium is set to become a four-star hotel where people can stay and look for ghosts.
Originally opened in 1910 as a small two-storey building for housing tuberculosis patients, Waverly Hills was expanded significantly after an epidemic ravaged the population.

Between 1924 and 1961 more than 6,000 people lost their lives while battling the condition within the sanatorium's walls and many of them found themselves being unceremoniously dumped down the infamous 485-foot "death chute" that was used to help the hospital staff dispose of the bodies of the deceased.

In 1962 the building was turned in to a nursing home for the elderly but ended up being closed after two decades following reports of patient neglect. In 1983 there were plans to turn the sanatorium in to a prison however the idea fell through due to complaints from neighboring properties.

Since falling in to disrepair however the eerie building has proven to be a popular destination for paranormal groups and investigators with reality TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures having conducted their own investigations within its walls.

Its newfound popularity has even prompted plans to turn the building in to a grand four-star hotel complete with a restaurant, conference center and museum.

The sanatorium's paranormal reputation will not be forgotten as it will be marketed as a 'haunted hotel' where guests will have the opportunity to encounter something otherworldly.

Whether people will actually be willing to sleep there however remains to be seen.

Source: NJ.com | Comments (22)

Tags: Waverly Hills, Haunt, Ghost

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by She-ra on 15 March, 2015, 13:03
There are some big issues that will “haunt” the rehab budget. Lead paint, wiring, plumbing and more than likely asbestos. Wonder if they plan to spend the enormous amount of money needed to make that place habitable or if they plan to cut corners? Since they will be using this as a hotel they will have to pass all current codes with the trades and all that. They can "cut corners" with the finishings but when it comes to all the other things you listed they will have to comply with whatever codes are in place for that area. It also would be wise to bring in a structural engineer to make sure al... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Princess Serenity on 16 March, 2015, 0:52
Sweet. I want to stay there! Count me in!!
Comment icon #15 Posted by JesseCuster on 16 March, 2015, 5:43
I'd stay there. It's just an old hospital really. I'd be happy to see a ghost. I've worked in old hospitals. I don't see why people think they're automatically weird or scary or worthy of staying clear of.I was an IT Tech in for a local govt. health department. We were based in a building on a hospital campus. Dead bodies being wheeled to and from the mortuary and the hospital was a regular and sad sight. One of the facilities we serviced was a 19th century hospital currently used as a psychiatric hospital including a previous abandoned wing retrofitted for admin offices. It wasn't an unusual ... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by moon tide on 16 March, 2015, 7:46
I've worked in old hospitals. I don't see why people think they're automatically weird or scary or worthy of staying clear of. I was an IT Tech in for a local govt. health department. We were based in a building on a hospital campus. Dead bodies being wheeled to and from the mortuary and the hospital was a regular and sad sight. One of the facilities we serviced was a 19th century hospital currently used as a psychiatric hospital including a previous abandoned wing retrofitted for admin offices. It wasn't an unusual occurrence to be setting up someone's email or unjamming a crappy printer in a... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by Rafterman on 16 March, 2015, 15:38
Talk about a recipe for financial disaster.
Comment icon #18 Posted by rashore on 16 March, 2015, 20:26
This has been in the works for a few years now, hasn't it? I mean, I could swear hearing about this at least a couple of years ago, plans to turn the place into a hotel.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Rafterman on 16 March, 2015, 20:59
This has been in the works for a few years now, hasn't it? I mean, I could swear hearing about this at least a couple of years ago, plans to turn the place into a hotel. The current owners bought it in 2001 and have been financing renovations from revenue from ghost tours and the like. To me, the biggest issue is whether or not there's a large enough community of ghost hobbiests to keep such a large property profitable, especially when you're talking 4 star amenities. From what I understand about the location, you really wouldn't stay there for any other reason than the supernatural aspects of... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by rashore on 16 March, 2015, 21:23
The current owners bought it in 2001 and have been financing renovations from revenue from ghost tours and the like. To me, the biggest issue is whether or not there's a large enough community of ghost hobbiests to keep such a large property profitable, especially when you're talking 4 star amenities. From what I understand about the location, you really wouldn't stay there for any other reason than the supernatural aspects of the place as it's not really conveniently located. True it's not too conveniently located... but not too bad either. Just a few miles outside town and away from a large ... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by HollyDolly on 16 March, 2015, 21:31
I wish them well but don't know of anyone except a ghost hunter who'd want to stay there. Of course its possible they might. Several hotels in downtown San Antonio are haunted. The Menger ,St.Anthony, Crockett and Gunther hotels are,the oldest being the Menger which is right near the Alamo. Saw in the local Seguin Gazette that the old Magnolia Hotel is going to be investigated by Ghost Adventures. It too is very old ,but don't recall anything about it being haunted. The one benefit it and the others mentioned have is they are located in town, one can drive there and walk around to various plac... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by Michelle on 16 March, 2015, 21:32
I'm not a that much into the ghostly part, but I wouldn't mind staying there so I could explore. I love historical buildings and this isn't the normal old hotel, mansion or castle.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6485893
272459
180692

 
Guitar store CCTV captures ghostly activity
6-24-2019
A store selling musical instruments in Brighton, UK has been gaining something of a haunted reputation.
Vast freshwater reservoir found under the ocean
6-24-2019
Scientists have discovered a giant aquifer of freshwater hidden deep beneath the North Atlantic.
Woman wakes up all alone in cold, dark plane
6-24-2019
Tiffani Adams fell asleep during her flight and awoke to find that she was trapped alone in the parked plane.
Giant squid filmed in the Gulf of Mexico
6-23-2019
Scientists have captured footage of a huge cephalopod emerging from the gloom 750m below the surface.
Stories & Experiences
Bitten by a spirit?...true story
6-15-2019 | Dallas, Tx
 
Bed shaking
6-15-2019 | India
 
Red floating lights
6-15-2019 | Canada
 
A night-time encounter
5-28-2019 | Missouri
 
UFO flies over home
5-28-2019 | Ypsilanti, Mi
 
Crashed UFO off Gig Harbor Wa.
5-15-2019 | Gig Harbor Wa.
 
 
My enlightenment
5-12-2019 | Sacramento, California
 
I was bitten by a ghost
5-11-2019 | Virginia
 
Giant bird shadows
4-21-2019 | Hammond Indiana
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
'Deleting' disease using CRISPR
Posted 6-15-2019 | 5 comments
A look at science's goal of eliminating genetic diseases using gene-editing techniques.
 
What happens when lava meets ice ?
Posted 5-18-2019 | 2 comments
This intriguing experiment reveals just what happens when you pour lava on to ice.
 
7 ghost stories from the Queen Mary
Posted 5-10-2019 | 2 comments
A look at some creepy tales of ghosts and hauntings from the retired ocean liner.
 
Could Jack have survived 'Titanic' ?
Posted 5-2-2019 | 2 comments
The MythBusters investigate whether or not both Jack and Rose could have survived the movie.
 
Latin America's most dangerous snake
Posted 3-24-2019 | 1 comment
Coyote Peterson comes face to face with an extremely dangerous reptile.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ