The hospital was first opened in July 1910 and was initially designed to handle around 40 to 50 patients at a time. However, as tuberculosis spread rapidly, the hospital expanded, with 400 beds established by 1926.
A staggering 63,000 patients reportedly died at the hospital, with building managers even setting up “death chutes” for doctors to chute corpses down for their quick disposal.
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“The building has its own body chute, which contained a dark energy, given that it was a 500-foot-long tunnel that was used to send [out] … countless bodies of dead patients,” Smith told Jam Press after his visit to Waverly Hills.
“You get the impression that someone is watching you as soon as you enter the door,” he said of his spooky adventure.
Patients were reportedly subjected to a number of brutal experimental treatments, including rib removal, which Smith said, adds to the haunting experience of the hospital.
“They had many experimental treatments that could be considered modern-day torture,” he explained.
Smith visited the facility from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., which cost him $1,300. However, he said it was worth every penny.
“The notorious nature of this place has made it a must see for me. It lived up to my expectations,” declared the ghost hunter.
“I am returning in January for another investigation. The desire to find more credible evidence of the unknown draws me to places and I believe Waverly can provide anyone with an experience that can explain them to the supernatural. ,