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Southern Gothic

Nov 26, 2020

On July 26, 1910 the Waverly Hills Sanatorium opened outside Louisville, Kentucky; the hospital on the hill was dedicated solely to the treatment of those infected with the highly contagious and often fatal disease, tuberculosis.  During its forty years in operation, thousands would pass through the hospital doors, though most would survive, hundreds would not.  Although modern medicine has largely made tuberculosis an illness of the past, the stigma of it lingered.     

In the decades since the sanatorium closed and the site deteriorated, it gained a new reputation, as one of the most haunted buildings on Earth. 

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