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5 Terrifying Places That You'll Be Thinking About When You Can't Get To Sleep

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We already showed you five places that would make your skin crawl and your hair stand on end just by visiting them. Well, we think we have a list that will top that one, and this time, some of them will actually let you spend the night there. Are you brave enough?

1. Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Louisville, Kentucky

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Depending on who you ask, Waverly Hills Sanatorium is the most haunted place on the face of the earth. The building originally opened in 1910 in order to accommodate roughly 45 patients suffering from Tuberculosis. The hospital expanded in 1926 once an outbreak of TB (often referred to as the White Plague) ravaged Jefferson County, Kentucky. It is estimated that hundreds of people died in the building during the tuberculosis outbreak.

TB was a devastating condition, killing thousands of people across the U.S. Doctors tried everything they could to combat the disease, and often these treatments (being somewhat experimental) were just as bad as the disease itself.  

Though those patients who did enter Waverly suffering from TB, and survived, left through the front door of the complex, the hospital was equipped with a "body shoot" where the remains of the dead were dumped down so that other patients wouldn't know the extent of the mortality rate.

In the late 1930s, the TB epidemic was no longer a massive threat because of the advent of antibiotics to combat the condition in 1943. The hospital eventually shut down, but was re-opened again in 1962 as the Woodhaven Geriatrics Sanitarium. Woodhaven was plagued with stories of abuse, neglect, and even experimentation of patients. Though some of the rumors turned out to be false, some of them were largely true and based on morbid facts. In 1982, the state of Kentucky closed the facility permanently.

But after over 60 years of death, suffering and indignity, is it any wonder that the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is considered one of the most haunted buildings on earth?

2. The Tower of London - London, England

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The Tower of London was founded in 1066, but the White Tower that gives the complex its name wasn't built until 1078. It has been used as a royal residence, an armory, the Royal Mint, a public records office, and the home of the Crown Jewels. But its most infamous use was for that of a prison.

Despite rumors to the contrary, only seven people were executed inside the tower itself, with the majority of executions taking place on nearby Tower Hill. Though only seven were executed, torture was a common occurrence, and it's safe to assume that some perished during these sessions. The Tower even had a cell that was built so that any occupant could neither stand up, nor lie down in any comfort.

The Tower's most famous ghost is that of Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded in 1536 for treason against Henry VIII. Her ghost is said to walk the halls of the Tower, and has been reported on many occasions by multiple witnesses.  

Other ghosts that have been reported to haunt the Tower are that of; Henry VI, Lady Jane Grey, Margaret Pole, and the Princes in the Tower.

The Tower of London is now one of Britain's main tourist attractions so you can take a look for yourself.

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