"This was a picture that was taken while we were
on tour" Says Ghost Hunter in training Henry B. Eckers. In the
early 20th century, Jefferson County was severely stricken with an
outbreak of tuberculosis. The original Waverly Hills building was
soon home to over 140 patients. A larger hospital was needed for the
overwhelming number of patients coming in, so construction of a five-story
building that could hold more than 400 patients began in March 1924.
The new building opened on October 17, 1926, and was eventually closed
in June 1961. The building was reopened in 1962 as Woodhaven Geriatrics
Hospital; Woodhaven was closed in 1981 due to patient abuse.
WAVERLY HILLS ALSO MADE THE 100 MOST SCARIEST PLACES TO SEE REAL GHOSTS OR HAVE A PARANORMAL ENCOUNTER AS VOTED BY THE MANY VISITORS TO HAUNTED AMERICA TOURS WEBSITE.