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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)
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