Sanatorium Live Results
Ghost Hunters



Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Southwestern Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
Sanatorium Live Results (Ghost Hunters)

TAPS brings a record number of eight investigators to spend Halloween night paying a second visit to the massive Kentucky structure. On their first visit, everyone experienced something, so a second investigation is called for. This time, it is broadcast live so Syfy Channel viewers can participate through a panic button for sightings, share opinions in a live chat room, and submit questions for the TAPS team to answer.


On the fourth floor, in search of the spirit of a boy named Timmy, Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson and ECW superstar Elijah Burke place a ball on the floor, encouraging the spirit to play. As they investigate the floor, the ball moves at least 16 feet of its own volition. Later it moves again, this time caught on camera. In the "body chute," Dustin Peri and Kris Williams see a flash of light that startles them.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located in southwestern Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky, opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients.

In the early 1900s, Jefferson County, Kentucky was ravaged by an outbreak of the "White Plague" (Tuberculosis). The plague prompted the construction of a new hospital


Some time later, Jason and Grant don't see anything here, but do hear footsteps behind them.Later, on the fourth floor, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango see spikes in the electromagnetic field for no discernable reason. Steve, normally unflappable, jumps when he feels something grabbing on to his legs.

Toward the investigation's end, once more on the fourth floor, Jason and Grant chase a shadowy figure, the same sort that they spotted on their first visit. They ultimately find nothing, but as they review their findings with another team, something is heard, sending Elijah screaming down the hallway in fright.

Well into the evening, the three Hunt for the Hunter finalists Mark Fusetti, DeAnna Hoffman and Patrick Clark work with three of the teams to gain experience and demonstrate vie to become the winner. Steve and Dave are aided by Kris as they review the large of volume of recordings made throughout the facility.



The infamous "body chute" was used for transporting bodies to the graveyard.

Doctors thought this would prevent the spread of the disease, and leave the patients from seeing death.

The hospital closed in 1962, due to an antibiotic drug that lowered the need for such a hospital.

But it remains a landmark, and allegedly one of the most haunted hospitals in America.



Steve is particularly curious to see what they find, given the large number of personal experiences that the TAPS team reported the previous night. They also check out many of the more than 100,000 panic-button messages from Syfy Channel viewers. Though Jason and Grant are intrigued by the footage of the ball moving on its own, there is little new found in the audio and video recordings to explain what spooked the various investigators.

Grant is impressed by some of the panic-button sightings. Sitting with co-owner Tina Mattingly, Jason and Grant recount their experiences and conclude the facility is definitely home to many unexplained things, including, in all likelihood, a host of spirits. Before calling it a case, Jason and Grant thank the finalists and then select Mark Fusetti as the winner, promising to bring him along on a future TAPS investigation.