I hid in a dead body chute in 'one of the most haunted places on Earth' to escape tornado – people say that was scarier

I hid in a dead body chute in 'one of the most haunted places on Earth' to escape tornado – people say that was scarier

GUESTS were forced to hide in a dead body chute in one of the most haunted places on Earth to escape a tornado warning in Louisville, Kentucky.

Guides were giving tours at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium last Friday when an alert went out saying bad weather was coming and shelter needed to be taken.

Then, air raid sirens went off.

Using a radio system, tour guides were told to bring guests down into the body chute.

“This is actually the safest place for them to be if something like that happens," Waverly Hills' Operations Director Tonya Haynes told WDRB.

While taking refuge in the chute, which is really just a tunnel, the guides told the guests stories to keep them entertained and safe.


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Once given the all-clear, the guides resumed their tours of the property.

Fortunately no tornadoes were recorded in Louisville.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium opened in 1910 and was originally meant to accommodate 40-50 tuberculosis patients, according to its website.

In the 1960s, after a cure was found for tuberculosis, the building became Woodhaven Medical Services. The facility was shut down by the state in 1981.

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Since then, the building has been purchased again and the Waverly Hills Historical Society works to preserve and protect the building.

The Sanatorium offers a variety of tours, including a two hour paranormal tour and a six hour public investigation.

Those who are looking for a truly immersive experience can opt for a private overnight investigation for $1,000.

Historical tours are also offered to guests simply looking to learn more about the building.

The Sanatorium posted on Instagram following the incident.

"To all of our guests that were evacuated into the Body Chute last night during the tornado warnings. Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding.

"Safety for our customers and staff is our number one priority at all times. We appreciate every single one of you!

"To anyone that was affected, our hearts and prayers go out to all of you, we hope everyone made it home safe.

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Some of those who were touring the facility during the weather warning thanked the Sanatorium on the post.

"thank you we did! your Staff were awesome they were telling us scary story’s and things that have happpend! thank y’all! coming back soon!," wrote one guest.

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