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(Louisville Courier-Journal)   Notoriously haunted sanitorium to become "boutique hotel with a spa and fitness center"   (courier-journal.com) divider line 245
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2008-08-07 05:36:30 PM
scarletky200: The only thing scary about spa resorts are mud masks and fat man walking around in robes.

I'm more afraid of fat men wandering around in Speedos.

/hide me
 
2008-08-07 05:40:17 PM
someonelse: asmodeus224: Yea, every remote farmhouse and isolated sanitarium is haunted with teh ghosts...meanwhile millions of people lived and died in tenements in NYC but somehow cable TV ghosthunter shows never seem to find any ghosts there.

People who believe in ghosts are absolute retards with weak willed minds which are easily influenced.

Haunted...pffft

Buzzkill.

Anybody remember that woman's website with pictures of her supposedly haunted basement? This was many years ago; I wonder if it's still around.


It's now featured on the show Ghost Whisperer
 
2008-08-07 05:41:06 PM
jynxyu: scarletky200: The only thing scary about spa resorts are mud masks and fat man walking around in robes.

I'm more afraid of fat men wandering around in Speedos.

/hide me


Is that what goes down at Fark-parties?
 
2008-08-07 05:41:18 PM
I've wanted to see something good happen to that wonderful old building for ages- it's criminal the way it was allowed to go to ruin. And mind you, most of the ruin is comparatively recent- I was there in 1989 and the place looked as if it was abandoned just before we walked in. Furnishings were still intact, there was very little graffiti and minimal damage. There were stacks of release forms in drawers (from when it was an old folks home.)- it all looked as if one day everyone just walked off the job at once.

And for all the "Tuberculosis!" hysteria, Waverley was a GOOD place to be if you had it. It was state of the art in TB treatment. They didn't just warehouse hopeless patients, they genuinely tried to help them recover, and to live as well as they could while ill. They did experimental treatments which were very advanced for their era. They offered positive, regular activities for patients of all ages, including personal radios. (Pretty big deal back then.) And since nobody really understood TB's cause, they put a lot of emphasis on good wholesome food (they grew their own up there,) fresh air, sunshine, and exercise. In a way, a "Spa" at Waverley would be very much in keeping with it's original mission of improving people's quality of life and health.
 
2008-08-07 05:41:41 PM
bigglady: someonelse: asmodeus224: Yea, every remote farmhouse and isolated sanitarium is haunted with teh ghosts...meanwhile millions of people lived and died in tenements in NYC but somehow cable TV ghosthunter shows never seem to find any ghosts there.

People who believe in ghosts are absolute retards with weak willed minds which are easily influenced.

Haunted...pffft

Buzzkill.

Anybody remember that woman's website with pictures of her supposedly haunted basement? This was many years ago; I wonder if it's still around.

It's now featured on the show Ghost Whisperer


Such a terrible waste of some terrific funbags.
 
2008-08-07 05:43:38 PM
scarletky200: jynxyu: scarletky200: The only thing scary about spa resorts are mud masks and fat man walking around in robes.

I'm more afraid of fat men wandering around in Speedos.

/hide me

Is that what goes down at Fark-parties?


Have yet to attend one so I wouldn't know but yet I am afraid of a fat man in a Speedo. Especially if I'm lying in a chaise lounge and he's aimed his ass at me.
 
2008-08-07 05:50:36 PM
img530.imageshack.us

"I do believe in ghosts... I do. I do. I do!"
 
2008-08-07 05:51:02 PM
Here in Tallahassee we used to have our own tuberculosis-hospital-turned-mental-institution (pops). Alas, Sunland's rickety, asbestos-laden corpse is gone now; it was definitely the creepiest place in which I ever trespassed.
 
2008-08-07 05:52:47 PM
ihatedumbpeople: Turn THIS place into a hotel. i dare ya.

al capone dared to... sorta...
www.chirbirch.com
 
2008-08-07 05:56:56 PM
Yeah... Thats real good juju there. Let's build a hotel for the rich on top of a place where the rich used to come to put out cigarettes on crazy people.
 
2008-08-07 06:13:20 PM
Once again if your not interested in ghost stuff why do you feel the need to come and urinate in the pool. Can you go get your skeptic rocks off somewhere else?
 
2008-08-07 06:19:48 PM
Part of me is "this is a great idea."

The rest of me is "Is this guy farking insane?!"

/pregnant women, avoid nurse's station by elevator
 
2008-08-07 06:33:44 PM
gamer_geek: Once again if your not interested in ghost stuff why do you feel the need to come and urinate in the pool. Can you go get your skeptic rocks off somewhere else?

Because unlike true believers who want nothing more than an echo chamber for their irrational beliefs and silly superstitions, skeptics enjoy open debate and discussion.

Is that the answer you were looking for?
 
2008-08-07 06:41:50 PM
gamer_geek: Once again if your not interested in ghost stuff why do you feel the need to come and urinate in the pool. Can you go get your skeptic rocks off somewhere else?

img359.imageshack.us

"It's still real to me!"
 
2008-08-07 06:43:27 PM
BrightEyedFirecat - We had a haunted house in our town, but then John Madden bought it, refurbished it, and turned it into a bed and breakfast inn, so it doesn't quite feel the same anymore.


Did he then put it inside a larger hotel and then put that one inside an even larger hotel?
 
2008-08-07 06:47:55 PM
asmodeus224:
Because unlike true believers who want nothing more than an echo chamber for their irrational beliefs and silly superstitions, skeptics enjoy open debate and discussion.

Is that the answer you were looking for?


Sadly its neither of those things. Its usually you people are tarded for believing in ghosts, James Randi is god, ect ect. If its a ghost thread let them talk about ghosts.

Its along the lines of me walking into Counter Strike rules thread and going CS is faggy. Its not being open or discussing, its me being a Troll!
 
2008-08-07 06:49:45 PM
I Grew up within walking distance of this place and have been inside several times and have never seen or experienced anything out of the ordinary. I wish the guy the best of luck however, ive seen the building change owners several times over the years and have seen a lot of business ventures fail :) We had a guy who wanted to put the worlds largest statue of jesus there, a guy who tried to turn it into a paintball course among the silliest of them.
 
2008-08-07 06:51:39 PM
gamer_geek - Once again if your not interested in ghost stuff why do you feel the need to come and urinate in the pool. Can you go get your skeptic rocks off somewhere else?


This reminds me of people on imdb who get mad because someone's in the forum criticizing the latest Paul Walker masterpiece.


"This forum is for fans of the movie!!! If you're so stupid you don't get it, you should go somewhere else if you want to talk bad about it!!!"

No... this forum is for discussing the movie. If you want a forum with nothing but salivating praise, register paulwalkerisdreamy.com and moderate it to your hearts content.


So, to you gamer_geek I say, ghostsgivemeboners.com is still available... act fast!
 
2008-08-07 06:51:47 PM
Ringshadow: Part of me is "this is a great idea."

The rest of me is "Is this guy farking insane?!"

/pregnant women, avoid nurse's station by elevator



This.
 
2008-08-07 06:52:50 PM
LonMead: Might even get to meet her...

Alice Krige "Alma" was SO sexy in that -www.nudecaptures.com
www.krige-page.com

www.krige-page.com
pops
Appeared in Chariot of Fire same year - her first 2 movies!
www.krige-page.com
sci-fi-online.50megs.com
And, of course, Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact
records.viu.ca

AND the original Sleepwalkers
www.moviegoods.com

/the image resizer is an utter peace-o-crap
 
2008-08-07 06:53:39 PM
I used to sneak in there as a kid. We would slide down the body chute on the way out. Morbid but fun. Only got caught once.
Years later, about 1994, met a guy who knew the security guard at the time and got the full tour. The place is neat as hell and definitely not haunted.
 
2008-08-07 06:59:31 PM
CausticCat: I used to sneak in there as a kid. We would slide down the body chute on the way out. Morbid but fun. Only got caught once.
Years later, about 1994, met a guy who knew the security guard at the time and got the full tour. The place is neat as hell and definitely not haunted.


I call bullshiat on this... The body shoot isn't something you can "Slide down" it's just an underground concrete hallway that happens to slant downwards (since the place is on a hill) Unless you slid down on a skateboard or something maybe... (and the rubble in it would make that difficult)
 
2008-08-07 07:04:02 PM
gamer_geek - asmodeus224:
Because unlike true believers who want nothing more than an echo chamber for their irrational beliefs and silly superstitions, skeptics enjoy open debate and discussion.

Is that the answer you were looking for?

Sadly its neither of those things. Its usually you people are tarded for believing in ghosts, James Randi is god, ect ect. If its a ghost thread let them talk about ghosts.

Its along the lines of me walking into Counter Strike rules thread and going CS is faggy. Its not being open or discussing, its me being a Troll!



How do you know "it's not being open or discussing?" You haven't even tried discussing it. All you've done is say "Shut up!"

I'd imagine most of these skeptical gentleman would be quite happy to discuss it with you. You just don't like what they have to say, and therefore you prefer to attempt to silence them.

Furthermore, this isn't a "Ghosts rule!" thread... this is the discussion thread on fark for a news story about an old building oft alleged to be haunted that is being turned into a spa/resort.

There is no reason to think this would even be a predominately pro-paranormal discussion, much less an exclusively pro-paranormal one.

This is not a site for fan-boys of the paranormal... It's a site featuring an aggregation of a hodge-podge of stories dealing with myriad topics, and discussion threads devoted to each.

There's no reason to believe that any viewpoint or perspective has a claim on any particular thread or that "their turf" has been invaded.

Hell, even the site's owner can't count on NOT having his OWN endeavors ripped on mercilessly. (see: FarkTV, Fark book, Fark re-design, etc.) Why would the topic of the paranormal merit such special consideration?
 
2008-08-07 07:16:51 PM
Jynnjynn - CausticCat: I used to sneak in there as a kid. We would slide down the body chute on the way out. Morbid but fun. Only got caught once.
Years later, about 1994, met a guy who knew the security guard at the time and got the full tour. The place is neat as hell and definitely not haunted.

I call bullshiat on this... The body shoot isn't something you can "Slide down" it's just an underground concrete hallway that happens to slant downwards (since the place is on a hill) Unless you slid down on a skateboard or something maybe... (and the rubble in it would make that difficult)



Busted!
 
2008-08-07 07:17:56 PM
gamer_geek: Once again if your not interested in ghost stuff why do you feel the need to come and urinate in the pool.

Well, I posed this question earlier and got just what I wanted/expected: sarcastic answers. You want to be so serious, so give me a serious answer:

How would you go about defining a ghost and how would you quantify its properties? What would you test for? What exactly is observable and measurable?

bear in mind that this is the supernatural we're talking about...
 
2008-08-07 07:18:08 PM
technicolor-misfit: So, to you gamer_geek I say, ghostsgivemeboners.com is still available... act fast!

Ha ha so funny! Thank you for your ASSumption.
 
2008-08-07 07:47:16 PM
Desquamation: calculator13: I would attend a Louisville haunted sanitorium fark party.

/Ohio

Same here.

/MI


Count me in - western Kentucky...I was supposed to go on a tour last year and something came up that I could not get out of. This would be the ultimate way to see Waverly and have a Fark party. Just please don't kill me...
 
2008-08-07 07:55:01 PM
CausticCat: I used to sneak in there as a kid. We would slide down the body chute on the way out. Morbid but fun. Only got caught once.
Years later, about 1994, met a guy who knew the security guard at the time and got the full tour. The place is neat as hell and definitely not haunted.

Jynnjynn: I call bullshiat on this... The body shoot isn't something you can "Slide down" it's just an underground concrete hallway that happens to slant downwards (since the place is on a hill) Unless you slid down on a skateboard or something maybe... (and the rubble in it would make that difficult)


I'll stand by my post, kiddo.

/get off my lawn
 
2008-08-07 08:15:21 PM
He bought the property for 225,000 but wants someone to loan him 18 million to renovate it. Actually, it sounds like a pretty safe loan. I'd imagine you'd get pretty good occupancy just from the reputation of the place.

The place isn't on google street unfortunately. They captured images on the roads all around it, but didn't drive up the lane to the Waverly. Either that, or the google film crew did drive up to the Waverly and was never heard from again....
 
2008-08-07 09:06:36 PM
Day_Old_Dutchie: "I do believe in ghosts... I do. I do. I do!"

Spooks. Not ghosts, spooks.
 
2008-08-07 09:35:01 PM
I used to drive past the Danvers State Hospital daily en route to work. After I saw the movis "Session 9", I would look up at that place every time past it and try to comprehend the events that went on there.

I really believe these places leave a mark on the land- yeah, I'm crazy. Go ahead and bash me on that one. But I think they should be preserved if possible, and not turned into townhouses. I know the prime real estate usually wins out, but I normally hope that the people involved (read: developer$) get farked in the end by an endless series of "mishaps".

See Session 9 if you like creepiness, or would like to see more of the architectural glory that was once Danvers State Hospital.
 
2008-08-07 09:44:44 PM
CausticCat


I'll stand by my post, kiddo.

/get off my lawn

I also stand by mine.
somguild.net
somguild.net
 
2008-08-07 10:13:14 PM
Jynnjynn: CausticCat


I'll stand by my post, kiddo.

/get off my lawn
I also stand by mine.


Awesome!
 
2008-08-07 10:25:38 PM
prospero2000usa: He bought the property for 225,000 but wants someone to loan him 18 million to renovate it. Actually, it sounds like a pretty safe loan. I'd imagine you'd get pretty good occupancy just from the reputation of the place.

The place isn't on google street unfortunately. They captured images on the roads all around it, but didn't drive up the lane to the Waverly. Either that, or the google film crew did drive up to the Waverly and was never heard from again....


Place looks just like a hole in the woods - if a busy bit of a shiathole - Live BirdsEye View:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/6as64g

It's crazy how throwing tens of million$ at what looks like a pit can make a few people very rich.
Gaylord Texan hotel &convention center and Great Wolf lodge &InDoor WaterPark:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/56q6ut
image.pegs.com
www.neumangroup.com
 
2008-08-07 11:30:57 PM
I'd totally go to a Fark party there. Sounds like a cool place. I love old buildings.

No, I don't believe in ghosts. But I do believe in watching a bunch of wannabe ghost hunters scare themselves silly while I stand to the back of the tour group and giggle my ass off.

/horror movie fanatic
//die hard skeptic
 
2008-08-07 11:51:03 PM
I don't regard belief in ghosts as anything remotely intelligent. It's about on par with belief in fairies and goblins so far as I'm concerned. My only point of worry of living or staying in such a "haunted" place would be the inevitable arrival and visitation of "ghost hunters" or people who decide to trespass in hope of witnessing the supernatural. I imagine they'd become a nuisance very quickly.
 
2008-08-08 01:32:28 AM
library.louisville.edu

Looks like a pleasant enuff place for it's time and function.
 
2008-08-08 02:33:35 AM
BakerooHere in Tallahassee we used to have our own tuberculosis-hospital-turned-mental-institution (pops). Alas, Sunland's rickety, asbestos-laden corpse is gone now; it was definitely the creepiest place in which I ever trespassed.


Wow, the creepiest place in Tallahassee I've ever been is called Doak Campbell Stadium. It has this huge stained glass window and, if you look at it just right, you can see the ghastly image of an ancient football wizard who refuses to retire. Scares the shiate out of me but I'm protected by my special Orange & Blue underwear and my Timmy Heisman Superhero Cape.

/Seriously, good luck in November
 
2008-08-08 02:50:34 AM
Don't forget to sign up for the weekly ceramics class.
img.photobucket.com
 
2008-08-08 09:35:21 AM
Went on a tour of that place a few years ago. Pretty cool...

Link (new window)
 
2008-08-08 09:48:35 AM
Sadsaque: prospero2000usa: He bought the property for 225,000 but wants someone to loan him 18 million to renovate it. Actually, it sounds like a pretty safe loan. I'd imagine you'd get pretty good occupancy just from the reputation of the place.

The place isn't on google street unfortunately. They captured images on the roads all around it, but didn't drive up the lane to the Waverly. Either that, or the google film crew did drive up to the Waverly and was never heard from again....

Place looks just like a hole in the woods - if a busy bit of a shiathole - Live BirdsEye View:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/6as64g


It is just a hole in the woods. The road to get there is just an access road, not an official road.
 
2008-08-08 09:52:46 AM
I would love to go to this place--once had the opportunity for a private tour with a paranormal group that would then be left to roam with the guarantee of no other guests in the building to fark things up, but couldn't afford the price or gas at the time. It's a wonderful ruin of superstition and hauntings--imagined or founded--and it would be a disappointment to see it changed before getting the chance to check it out.

That being said, as Nmissi mentioned, it's a shame to see that beautiful building sitting there going to waste. I wish the best of luck to the person renovating it, but I hope he allows it to retain much of its historic splendor and artifacts and isn't overly modernized. And hopefully, the ghosts don't give him too much grief--or if they do, he's been warned, haha.
 
2008-08-08 10:25:07 AM
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2008-08-08 11:31:41 AM
"
It's a creepy, old, five-story building with a morgue, a "body chute" and guest rooms where people once lay dying of tuberculosis
."

Now, who wouldn't wanna have a good night's sleep in a place like that?

Nestea Plunge:


"Would anybody convert the Dachau in Germany into a spa? I doubt it."

Given the tendency for people to exploit the gruesome and tragic for profit, I'm surprised they haven't already. Give it time. It'll probably happen.

And, nice link to Chestnut Lodge, ooochromeooo.

Having been in a bunch of allegedly haunted places and seeing zip, I don't really believe in ghosts, but it's damn fun to read about them.
 
2008-08-08 02:59:54 PM
Jynnjynn: CausticCat


I'll stand by my post, kiddo.

/get off my lawn
I also stand by mine.


i238.photobucket.com
 
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