EDITOR'S NOTE: It was brought to our attention by the director of the Waverly Hills Historical Society, Tina Mattingly, by e-mail on July 21st that this year's World Paracon will NOT be taking place at Waverly Hills Sanitorium. The World Paracon website now shows the event will take place November 10th-12th in Louisville and that a new location will be announced soon.


A paranormal convention is heading to one of Kentucky's most notoriously haunted locations.

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The Legend of Haunted Waverly Hills

Located in Louisville, Kentucky is Waverly Hills Sanatorium.  Waverly Hills is known for being notoriously haunted and is said to be a "hotbed" for paranormal activity. Part of the reason for this haunting reputation has to do with Waverly's history.

The numbers vary, but it's said that thousands died at Waverly Hills Sanatorium as it was originally a tuberculosis hospital.  After the tuberculosis epidemic was over, it was turned into a geriatric medical facility.  In 1981 Waverly Hills closed its doors.  Now the Waverly Hills Historical Society works hard to help preserve the historic landmark, and by utilizing its chilling history they're able to raise funds for their nonprofit which helps with the preservation of the building.

Waverly Hills Hosting World Paracon

In September, Waverly Hills will be the host of World Paracon, a paranormal convention. World Paracon will take place at Waverly Hills Sanatorium (is there a better venue for an event like this?) and will take place across three days from September 8th through 10th.


According to the World Paracon website, you can expect to see vendors, a film festival, special guests, paranormal investigations, and more.  The website also says people will be sharing paranormal stories, near-death experiences, and run-ins with UFOs.

Tickets range from $30 to over $200 depending on what kind of experience you want.  You can check out tickets, here.  And if you want to stay in the loop about the special guests and vendors you can expect to see at World Paracon, be sure to follow the Waverly Hills Facebook page, as they said updates will be announced very soon!

Louisville Kentucky Witches' Tree

The Witches' Tree in Louisville, Kentucky is a popular attraction for those interested in the supernatural, ghost stories, and witchcraft. Many visitors will leave offerings at the tree.

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