WELCOME TO THE DARKSIDE ! EST.08/30/06

We like to post anything that's spooky, haunted, abandoned or fun.


Sunday, December 23, 2007

XMAS TIME AGAIN



Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year !
I will be back in January.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

ELMER McCURDY

Elmer McCurdy (January, 1880 in Washington, Maine – October 7, 1911) was an Oklahoma outlaw whose mummified body was discovered in the Nu-Pike amusement park in Long Beach, California in December 1976.



On the TV Series Wild West Tech, Western historian Drew Gomber famously said that "As an outlaw, Elmer McCurdy was truly God's own idiot. He had no business being a bandit." After three years in the army, McCurdy traveled to Oklahoma and joined a gang of bank and train robbers. It appears that McCurdy was confused about the train, and believed it contained a safe which held thousands of dollars in government tribal payments. It turns out that the train was delayed for a few hours. He and his gang actually robbed a passenger train, getting away with a paltry take of $46 and few bottles of liquor. He was shot to death in a gunfight in the Osage Hills shortly after. Ironically, just before he was shot (in the thorax by a .32-20 caliber bullet, according to a contemporary newspaper account), his last words were, "You'll never take me alive!" His body was subsequently taken to a funeral home in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. When no one claimed the corpse, the undertaker embalmed it with an arsenic-based preservative and allowed people to see "The Bandit Who Wouldn't Give Up" for a nickel. People would place nickels in McCurdy's mouth in which the undertaker would remove later. It was said that Elmer made more money in death than in life. Many carnival operators asked to buy the mummified body from the undertaker, but he refused.



Almost five years after McCurdy died, a man showed up from a nearby traveling carnival known as the Great Patterson Shows claiming to be McCurdy's long-lost brother. He indicated that he wanted to remove the corpse to give it a proper burial. Within two weeks, however, McCurdy was a featured exhibit with the carnival. For the next 60 years, McCurdy's body was sold to successive wax museums, carnivals, and haunted houses. The owner of a haunted house near Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, refused to purchase him because he thought that McCurdy's body was actually a mannequin and wasn't lifelike enough. Eventually, the corpse wound up in "The Laff in the Dark" funhouse at the Long Beach Pike amusement park in California.



During filming of the 1977 episode "Carnival of Spies" for the television show The Six Million Dollar Man, which was shot at the Pike in December of 1976, a crew member was moving what was thought to be a wax mannequin that was hanging from a gallows. When the mannequin's arm broke off, it was discovered that it was in fact the embalmed and mummified remains of a human. Later, when a medical examiner opened the mummy's mouth for other clues, he was surprised to find a 1924 penny and a ticket from the Museum of Crime in Los Angeles. That ticket and archived newspaper accounts helped police and researchers to identify the body as that of Elmer McCurdy.



His remains were examined in 1976 by forensic anthropologists. McCurdy's remains revealed incisions from his original autopsy and embalment, as well as a gunshot wound in the right anterior chest. Additionally, a copper bullet jacket or gas check from a .32-20 caliber projectile was found embedded in his pelvis (analysis of the projectile showed that the jacket was manufactured between 1905 and the 1930s). Also, video superimposition of the remains with photographs of McCurdy's corpse curated at the University of Oklahoma's Western History Collection confirmed McCurdy's identity.

He was finally buried in the Boot Hill section of the Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, Oklahoma on April 22, 1977. The state medical examiner ordered that two cubic yards of concrete was to be poured over McCurdy's casket, so that his remains would never be disturbed again.

HORROR MOVIE QUIZ


Test your horror movie knowledge with 50 multiple choice questions.


http://joytube.com/horrorquiz/

My Score 92% - Great
Lots of lucky guesses

THEY ARE COMING FOR YOU

House of 1000 Muppet's

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

ARURORA PLASTIC MONSTER KITS



I was looking for some old aurora slot cars online today and ran across a website selling original Aurora Plastic Monster Kits from the 60's for $500 - $2000 dollars. The memories of me blowing up my monster collection with M80 firecracker's came flooding back. While I'm wiping the tears from my eyes here are a few websites with some info and pics on Aurora Monster Kits



BUC WHEAT'S MODELING WORLD


THE GALLERY OF MONSTER TOYS

SAMS TOY BOX

BLOGGING DEAD


The Blogging Dead is a collection of short stories told in screenplay format following various characters as they struggle to survive a zombie invasion. Each Tuesday and Thursday a new piece of the story will be published in the blog until the story is finished. Then a new story begins. With time the stories will intertwine, with a minor character from one story taking the lead in another.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BLOGGING DEAD

THE LEGACY


THE LEGACY

The legacy is a flash escape adventure game. Compile items, drag them to your item storage and use them at the right place to ascertain the reason why you are confined.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE LEGACY

ASYLUM IN TRANSYVLANIA -VBS.TV Halloween Special


VBS traveled to the spookiest place we could come up with, a hospital for the criminally insane in Transylvania. They wanted to see how Romania’s mental healthcare system deals with its murderous crazies, but were also looking forward to basking in all the rampant gothness. In this episode, VBS correspondent Chrissy Barnes and crew made their way into Draculaland via one of the creepiest and most dangerous mountain highways in the world.

Part 1


Part 2


Part3

Sunday, November 04, 2007

WALLPAPER

Ive been changing the template today. Ive added categories on the left side of the blog. Hopefully the site will load a little faster.



ELOISE MENTAL HOSPITAL

Once one of the largest and best mental health hospitals in the country with more than 8,000 patients, Eloise, later Wayne County General, was closed in 1981 after years of financial problems and mental health reforms.



For More info check out


http://www.talesofeloise.com/main.html


http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=106&category=locations

http://ghostwatchers.org/eloise.html

WHITTINGHAM MENTAL ASYLUM

The asylum was built in 1873 and enlarged in 1879 to accommodate 2895 patients. Before becoming the hospital, it was the long-time residence of the Waring family. The house was built in 1869 by Cooper and Tullis of Preston, to the designs of Henry Littler for £338,000.

In the early days of the hospital, all supplies, including coal and provisions, had to be transported by horse and cart from Preston – a distance of 7 miles (11 km) – or from Longridge at the terminus of the Preston and Longridge Railway some 3½ miles (5.6 km) distant. The cartage was expensive; permanently staffed with a stud of horses and vehicles. In 1884, the significant costs of this operation prompted the authorities to consider building a railway between the hospital and the village of Grimsargh 2 miles (3.2 km) to the southeast.

The hospital itself was Known for its awful treatment of patients. In the 1960's it was found that some were being tied up, left in cupboards for hours at a time and even dragged around by their hair. There was also widespread fraud.

The hospital itself closed in the mid 1990's and is awaiting redevelopment.







For More info check out
http://www.whittinghamhospital.co.uk/

http://www.geocities.com/urbexers3/infil.htm

Monday, October 29, 2007

DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL VIDEO'S

Danvers State Hospital, very old video


Danvers State Slideshow.


Danvers Mental Hospital Slideshow


Danvers State Hospital


Danvers State on Acid


Danvers State Hospital Burns down


Danvers State Hospital


One of These Days at Danvers State Hospital


Danvers Insane Asylum two


Danvers State Insane Asylum

Danvers State Hospital, GREAT VIDEO !! CLICK HERE 10 min

Danvers State Hospital 2 CLICK HERE

Sunday, October 28, 2007

WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM VIDEO'S

It seem that WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM has been the #1 reason people have been visiting the Darkside, here are some video's to fuel your fire.

This is one of the best WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM Ive found.


WAVERLY HILLS JULY 11,2007


Waverly Hills 1931


Terror Normal, Episode 1: Waverly Hills Sanatorium


Waverly Hills Trip Pt. 1


Waverly Hills News Video


Waverly Hills EVP Recording



Haunted Waverly Hills
The pilot episode of Haunted takes place at Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatarium in Louisville, KY where over 63,000 patients died. Five friends spend the night inside the building investigating paranormal occurrences including disembodied voices, footsteps, breathing, and more.

Haunted Waverly Hills
Haunted - Waverly Hills - Part I
Haunted - Waverly Hills - Part II
Haunted - Waverly Hills - Part III

Don't forget to check out my other WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM Post's

Whats next ? Monday Oct. 29/07 Danvers Insane Asylum Video

Saturday, October 27, 2007

TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES


Ive seen so many top 10 list for horror movies this year that sucked, I had to make my own. No FREDDY, JASON or LEATHERFACE.

If you have the BALLS, Leave your top 10 in the comment section. Don't worry you can comment anonymously, nobody will no that you like the Rainbow Brite Halloween special.


MY TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES TO RENT THIS HALLOWEEN

1. PHANTASM

Mike, a young teenage boy who has just lost his parents, is afraid to lose his brother. This fear causes him to follow his brother to a funeral, where Mike witnesses the Tall Man lift a coffin on his own. Mike decides to investigate and discovers a horrible world where the Tall Man, along with his flying spheres, shrink the dead to half their normal size and reanimate them as slaves. It is then up to Mike, his brother, and Reggie the ice cream man to stop the Tall man.

A SCENE FROM PHANTASM



PHANTASM TRAILER


2. SUSPIRIA

A young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. As she arrives, the camera turns to another young woman, who appears to be fleeing from the school. She returns to her apartment where she is gruesomely murdered by a hideous creature. Meanwhile, the young American is trying to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is troubled by bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more sinister organization.

A SCENE FROM SUSPIRIA


SUSPIRIA UNOFFICAL TRAILER


3. ONE DARK NIGHT

A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised by two other girls. The crypt becomes a scene of horror as Raymar returns to life and deploys his horrifying telekinetic powers, with coffins sliding out and splintering open to release decaying bodies on Raymar's command. The bodies soon begin to menace the three girls trapped inside. Will they survive the horrific night in the crypt?

ONE DARK NIGHT TRAILER


4. PRINCE OF DARKNESS

A priest dies and leaves a diary and a casket containing a key. Another priest reads the diary and after visiting a deserted church discovers a large glass tube containing some kind of green swirling liquid locked away. The priest tells a Professor friend of the discovery and the priest, the professor and a couple of students stay in the church to research the tube. Their discovery leads to the fact that the tube contains the Devil's son, and a prophecy that "when the sleeper awakens the son will release the father." The tube is locked from the inside and the sleeper is beginning to stir. The students/priest/professor now have a battle to stop the Devil from being released but some of them are being taken over to aid the Son's cause.

PRINCE OF DARKNESS TRAILER


PRINCE OF DARKNESS TRAILER 2


5. FUN HOUSE

Two young couples on a double date go to a mysterious carnival. As a prank they decide to spend the night in the funhouse. When they witness a brutal murder, they suddenly find themselves in horrific danger.

FUN HOUSE TRAILER


6. EVENT HORIZON

In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying. Hellraiser and Alien don't hold a candle to this movie.


EVENT HORIZON 9 min clip


EVENT HORIZON TRIBUTE


7. SESSIONS 9

Five men from an elimination company enter an abandoned insane asylum and face their inner fears as well as the evil that resides in the hospital.
This horror movie that can generate real tension and suspense from imagination and suggestion rather than relying on lame crap that populate most horror movies.
Filmed at Danvers state hospital!

SESSIONS 9 TRAILER


SESSIONS 9 CLIP


8 LIFEFORCE

Halley's Comet returns to the solar system and the English/American team aboard the shuttle "Churchill", making a close-up survey of the comet, discovers an alien spacecraft in the head of the comet. Inside the spacecraft are some large bat-like creatures and in three cocoons are three "dead" humans - two men and a woman. The "Churchill" takes the humans and a creature back to Earth. There the bosses of the project are amazed to find the shuttle burnt out and all but one of the crew - Carlsen - dead. The humans from the spacecraft suddenly awake and all those who come into contact with them are drained of their "lifeforce" and in time all the victims - including most of the population of London - are turned into zombies all praying on the horrified survivors for their "lifeforce". It's up to Carlsen and Major Caine of the SAS to stop them before the whole world turns into a big blood-hunt.
directed by Tobe Hooper (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, SALEM’S LOT).

LIFEFORCE TRAILER


9. NEAR DARK

A young cowboy is seduced by a new girl in town only to find out he has been kissed by a vampire. Slowly turning into a creature of the night, he is persuaded to join up with the girl and a roaming band of ghouls. But when his own father and sister become targets in the vampires' endless search for 'food,' he is forced to choose between loyalty to the vampires, or loyalty his own family. NEAR DARK is a stylish and brutal mixture of horror, western, and action conventions from director Kathryn Bigelow (STRANGE DAYS) that ranks among the best vampire movies ever made.

NEAR DARK TRAILER


NEAR DARK TRAILER 2


10. THE KEEP

Romania, 1942, a detachment of the German Army is sent to gaurd a mysterious Romanian citadel located on a strategic mountain pass. When soldiers begin to be mysteriously murdered, the SS arrives to deal with what is thought to be partisan activity. What the SS finds, however, is an evil force trapped within the Keep and a force which will do anything in order to escape

THE KEEP TRAILER


THE KEEP TRAILER 2




and a few BONUS movies

PAN'S LABYRINTH
In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. This is not your traditional horror movie, its More of a fantasy but it's is very creepy

PAN'S LABYRINTH TRAILER


PAN'S LABYRINTH CHILD EATING PALE MAN


THE ENTITY
Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story.

SORRY NO TRAILER FOR THE ENTITY

Friday, October 26, 2007

WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM PICTURES

Well I couldnt just stop at DANVERS "see post below". Here are some pictures and maps of WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM.

WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM on google maps
you can zoom in and move the maps around

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WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM Pictures from google earth







If you want more info on WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM Check out wikipedia.org Its loaded with info and facts.

Ghost Hunters will be live at WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM Wednesday October 31 9pm et.
Check out the Ghost Hunters website

DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL PICTURES

I was messing around today with google earth and google maps and took some pictures of Danvers State Hospital


DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL on google maps
You can zoom in and move the map around


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DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL on google earth
Click on the thumbnail to view full size pictures










You can download google earth for free at http://earth.google.com/

Press Ctrl+Alt+A when running google earth to turn it into a flight simulator.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

MOVIE FX- ANIMATRONICS

Animatronic Skull from Stephen King's "Rose Red



Animatronic head



3 axis skull Halloween Quartet sings Graveyard Rock

MOVIE FX -MAKE UP

How to make a monster make-up



How To make Yourself a Pinhead



.DICK SMITH MONSTER MAKE-UP...from old vhs videotape-1989...GREAT STUFF FOR HALLOWEEN & MORE!!!
Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



Part 4

Saturday, October 20, 2007

ARM CHAIR EXPLORATION



One of my favorite thing about the net is, you can kick back and explore from the safety of your own home. Here are a few of my favorite exploration sites.

FORGOTTEN PENNSYLVANIA
Once again they go back and explore the ghost town Centralia. In case you've been locked up in a sanitarium for the past 45 years, Centralia a town in Pennsylvania
has had a underground coal fire burning since 1962.
Centralia, Ghost towns and a lot more

To learn more about Centralia CLICK HERE

ABANDONED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
ABANDONED, HISTORICAL and UNUSUAL locations throughout various states and countries.

RULE EXPLORATION
Abandoned brewery, steel mills, hospital, Mall's and more.

ABANDONED AUSTRALIA
Photographs of abandoned buildings & cemeteries within Australia

PARIS SOUTERRAIN
Old quarries, catacombs, a giant sewer network, and M├ętro tunnels.

FROZEN CRYSTAL UNDERGROUND
Buildings, Utility, Tunnels, Drains, Caves and more

ACTION SQUAD MINNEAPOLIS URBAN ADVENTURERS

Underground, urban ruins and more

Save the best for last

FLOYED ANCIENT WONDERS
This site has some of the best pictures I have seen on a blog. Featuring post on Maya Ruins, King Tut Tomb and so much more. Don't forget to browse through his archives, its filled with all kinds of hidden treasures

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL























DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL: Established 1874. Opened 1878, closed 1992

LOCATION: Hathorne Hill in Danvers, Massachusetts. The town of Danvers was formerly known as Salem Village (the actual location of the 1692 Salem witch trials). Witch-trials Judge Jonathan Hathorne lived in a house atop Hathorne Hill.

POPULATION: Originally constructed to hold 450 residents. Housed well over 2,150 at times.

KIRKBRIDE COMPLEX: 313,000 sf. complex of 17 buildings erected between 1874-1878.
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING: 23,600 sf. dormitory building constructed in 1928.
BONNER BUILDING: 100,000 sf. medical building constructed in 1955.
COTTAGES: Several cottages built between 1850-1932.
OTHER: Maintenance, storage, and former farming structures.

Danvers State Hospital (officially known as the "State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers") was built in 1878 (and opened in the spring of that year) under the supervision of prominent Boston architect Nathaniel Jeremiah Bradlee, on an isolated site in rural Massachusetts. It was a multi-acre, self-contained psychiatric hospital designed and built according to the Kirkbride Plan.

Constructed at a cost of $1.5 million, with the estimated yearly per capita cost of patients being $3,000 the hospital originally consisted of two main center buildings, housing the administration, with four radiating wings. The administration building measured 90 by 60 feet, with a tower 130 feet in height. Connected in the rear was a building 180 by 60 feet, in which the kitchens, laundries, chapel, and dormitories for the attendants. In the rear is the boiler house of 70 feet square, with boilers of 450 horsepower, used for heating and ventilation. Water was pumped from Middleton Pond. On each side of the main building are the wings, for male and female patients respectively, connected by small square towers, with the exception of the last ones on each side, which are joined by octagonal towers. The former measured 10 feet square, and were used to separate the buildings. The original plan was designed to house 500 patients, with 100 more possible to accommodate in the attic. However, by 1935, 2,150 patients were being housed, and overcrowding was severe.

While the hospital was originally established to provide residential treatment and care to the mentally ill, its functions expanded to include a training program for nurses in 1889 and a pathological research laboratory in 1895. In the 1890's, Dr. Charles Page, the superintendent, declared mechanical restraint unnessessary and harmful in cases of mental illness. By the 1920s the hospital was operating school clinics to help determine mental deficiency in children. During the 1960s as a result of increased emphasis on alternative methods of treatment, deinstitutionalization, and community-based mental health care, the inpatient population started to decrease.

Due to budget cuts within the mental health system the hospital was closed in June 1992. The area itself is completely closed and monitored closely by campus security. In December of 2005, the property was sold to AvalonBay Development. Demolition of most of the buildings began in January of 2006, with the intent to build 497 apartments and condominiums on the 77 acre site.

As of June 2006, all of the Danvers State Hospital buildings that were marked for demolition have been torn down, including all of the buildings on the lower grounds. Avalon bay predicts that they will have properties available for rent/sale by Fall 2006.




DANVERS STATE HOSPITAL LINKS:

HAUNTED SALEM Haunings, History

OPACITY Pictures, History, News

DANVERS STATE INSANE ASYLUM History, Pictures, Media, Media

CASTLE ON THE HILL Pictures, Art, Stories

FALSE HOPE Stories, Great pictures

DREAD CENTRAL "HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS" Pictures, History, Session 9 info

PEABODY INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF DANVERS History, Hospital records, Library materials, Archival materials, Links




SESSION 9 is a great horror thriller filmed at Danvers State Hospital




Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for fifteen years, is about to receive five new visitors. Gordon Fleming, the man who owns and operates the Hazmat Elimination Co, badly needs to win a contract to remove asbestos from the hospital. To seal the deal, Gordon unwisely promises that he and his crew can complete the massive job in only one week. Hazmat gets the gig and the following Monday their dangerous work begins. As the work week continues, the crew is drawn deeper into the mysteries that surround the asylum: rampant patient abuse, medieval medical procedures, and rumors of demonic possession. The hospital holds many dark secrets but then, so do each of the men. The longer they struggle under the grueling pressure of their job, the more likely it seems that one of them will crack. The question is, which one will it be?

Genres: Suspense/Horror and Thriller

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

Release Date: August 10, 2001 NY/LA/BOS

MPAA Rating: R for language and brief strong violence




TAGS


WAVERLY HILL SANITARIUM / DEATH TUNNEL

LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky.

DESCRIPTION

This Is one of the worlds Scariest Places

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HISTORY

Unfortunately, the climate and water and land geography qualities of Louisville Kentucky offered the perfect conditions to grow the TB bacteria, which resulted in whole families coming down with this very contagious disease, which was in its heyday from 1910-1936, though it was still a threat up until the discovery of the vital antibiotic which became a formidable foe and defeated TB. This insidious disease, named the "white plague" eventually destroyed the lungs, slowly suffocating people who caught the TB bug. TB also sometimes infected bones and larynx.

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In 1910, a small 140 bed building called Waverly Hills Sanitarium was opened outside of Louisville on an isolated hilly area, where fresh air blew freely, and a caring staff tried their best to nurse the afflicted back to health.

However this "white plague" swept over the population, and by the 1920's, TB outbreaks grew, overwhelming this small facility. It is said that more people died from TB than Americans who died in WW1. It was decided that a much larger hospital dedicated to the fighting of this horror should be added to the already existing facility.

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So in 1926, a five story, stone, gothic structured, 500 bed, state of the art hospital (for its time) opened, built around the needs of patients and staff in fighting this "white plague" in the search for a cure. The dedicated staff also lived in residence at the hospital, dedicating their careers to the management and defeat of the TB bacteria. A major effort was made to make the public aware of the first signs of the disease, which if caught early, the patient had a much better chance of beating it.

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The Sanitarium was a self-contained city, offering everything a person needs. A kitchen, barber shop, laundry, dentist, library, etc., were available on site.

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THE DEATH TUNNEL

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1) How to remove all the dead who died from TB?

As not to crush the human spirit to fight the disease, the dead were not carried out in front of the other patients who still had their hope intact. A patient's mental state was an important factor in fighting the disease. Psychologically, it was thought it would be counter-productive, and the patients needed all their psychological strengths to fight their infections. Nothing like looking at a dead body of a person who lost the battle drive away in a Hearse to boost one's will to fight and survive!!!

2 How to make the corpses safe for the living?

Another problem concerning the dead; the dead bodies were thought to be still contagious because of the bacteria-filled bodily fluids.

The hospital came up with two solutions. First, the dead bodies were hung up, slit from sternum to groin area and drained of all fluids after the autopsy. The bodies were then sent by cart down an underground tunnel which ran 500 feet underground to the receiving station down the hill. The bodies were taken by the surviving family members or cremated.

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THE HAUNTINGS

1) Apparitions and shadow people are common sightings on the various floors, the craft auditorium and hallway, the cafeteria.

a) A young girl in a blue dress with matted hair, no eyes who is carrying a round object has been seen as an apparition, shown up in pictures taken by photographers, and paranormal investigators. b) Another apparition of a young boy carrying a leather ball has also been seen and has shown up in pictures. He is seen with a man apparition, all on the third floor.
c) Shadow People are seen a lot in the dark hallways, in the rooms, moving down the hallways, stopping to look at the living. Sometimes they appear as full apparitions. Sometimes just a pair or two of eyeballs appear.

d) Another young boy, known as Timmy by paranormal investigators is agreeable, bold not afraid to come close.

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e) Apparitions have been seen looking out the windows.

2) Other Paranormal Signs

a) Investigators have found shoe and foot prints in the shower room.
b) The living feel touches, tuggings from unseen presences and being brushed by a ghost dog, pet of a transient?

c) Some people were pushed by an unseen presence, a grumpy entity who was probably a geriatric patient wanting some space.

d) People experience the feeling of being watched, not being alone in a room.

e) Freezing cold spots

f) Recorded EVPs - All interesting stuff!

ROOM 502

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There is much in the way of speculation about this area but what is known is that mentally insane tuberculosis patients were housed on the fifth floor in these two rooms. Nurse’s stations 502 and 506 looked over these two rooms in 18 hour shifts. The patients had to go to a half door at these stations to get their food and medicine or to use the restroom, which was adjacent to the nurse’s station. In 1928, the head nurse in room 502 was found dead in this room. She had hanged herself from the light fixture in an apparent fit of depression. According to further research, she was 29 years-old at the time, unmarried and pregnant. It is unknown just how long she may have been left hanging in this room before her body was finally discovered. Her death was ruled a suicide by the county coroner’s office. And this was not the final tragedy to occur here…


In 1932, another nurse who worked in room 502 jumped from the balcony of the roof that leads from the room and was killed when she struck the ground several stories below. We have yet to find any records that indicate why she did this act. There are also no records, despite what the legends say, that anyone other than the above mentioned nurse was ever pushed or jumped from the roof of Waverly Hills.
People have seen the full body apparition of a female nurse in white on this
floor. People have also reported that this room gives them an "unsettling" feeling of great despair.Some have heard a voice say, Get out!

All Info And Pics are form sites listed below

1. THE OFFICIAL WAVERLY HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY WEBSITE
Tour info, Restoration info, History, Pictures, Staff info and a lot more

2. TROY TAYLOR WAVERLY HILLS SITE
History, Pictures, First hand account of the hauntings

3. WAVERLY HILLS SANITARIUM "THE HAUNTED HOSPITAL"
History, Pictures, Hauntings

4. WAVERLY HILLS PICTURES BY MARK LEDFORD
Lots of Great Pictures

5. GHOST-A-GO-GO !
Paranormal Investigation, Pictures, History

6. Ghost-Investigators
Electronic Voice Phenomena From Waverly, Vidio ,Paranormal ivestigation

7. GHOULI.COM
History, Hauntings, Investigation

8. HAUNTED HOUSES.COM
History, Manifestations, Paranormal signs

9. Official Waverly Hills Sanatorium/ Woodhaven Geriatric Center Memorial & Historical Resource
"WARNING GREAT SITE BUT LIKE ALL TRIPOD SITES>>POPUP HELL"
Patients, Doctors, Facts, Pictures, Surrounding Buildings

10. WEST VIRGINA GHOST HUNTERS
History, Pictures,Video

11. GRAVE ADDICTION
History, Pictures

Remember You Can Visit Waverly Hills For a Price
2 hour tour $20.00
4 Hour Tour $50.00
Overnight $100.00
CLICK HERE FOR INFO

TV/MOVIES FILMED AT WAVERLY HILLS

TV= The World’s Scariest Places ep "Contagion of Fear: Waverly Hills Sanitarium"

Movie= DEATH TUNNEL

Director Philip Adrian Booth
Writers Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth
Starring Steffany Huckaby, Annie Burgstede, Kristin Novak, Jason Lasater, Melanie Lewis, Yolanda Pecoraro
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Movie is based on the True Stories and Hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. This horrific Five story structure is listed as one of the Top Ten Scariest Places on Earth, due to the 63,000+ deaths within this monument of Terror. They were then carried through the massive Five hundred foot underground Tunnel to their final resting place. The story involves Five girls on a college initiation, dared to spend the night separately on the Five floors of this sanatorium, with the Five ghosts that exist within it's abandoned corridors. Will they make it through the night? For the only way out is through...the Death Tunnel.

THE DEATH TUNNELS OFFICAL SITE




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Friday, September 28, 2007

KNOTTS SCARY FARM


Knott’s professional “scare-masters” have transformed the old Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm for another year of the world’s first, biggest and most famous theme park Halloween event! Beginning September 27 and running for 27 select horrifying nights through Halloween, this is the original, in-your-face LIVE Halloween experience – a 160-acre living horror movie filled with 13 chilling mazes, 7 hair-raising shows, 4 horrific scare zones and 1,000 monsters roaming for their next victim. Knott's Halloween Haunt continues to set new standards in adult scare entertainment!

KNOTTS SCARY FARM WEBSITE







PLUS A BONUS MOVIE GHOST ON TAPE

Monday, September 24, 2007

GREAT BLOGS



A few of my favorites sites.

CRYPTOMUNDO
Cryptomundo is a place to enjoy the adventures, treks, theories, and wisdom of some of the most respected leaders in the field of Cryptozoology.

UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES.COM

BLOG FROM THE DARKSIDE
horror-horror and more horor

Encounters With The Unexplained

NEATO COOLSVILLE

THE MANCHESTER MORGUE
Comics, soundtracks and more
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