Investigate the afterlife in Louisville’s most famous haunt


Darkness Events to Hold Paranormal Extravaganza at Waverly Hills


LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY–You’ve heard the stories. More than 62,000 souls ripped from this world by a horrific disease, many of whom never quite made it to the other side. Many of whom still roam the halls of Waverly Hills Sanatorium.


Now find out for yourself if the stories are true.


Considered one of the world’s most haunted locations, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville will be the location of an upcoming Darkness Event that will bring together some of the biggest names in the paranormal field with average citizens who want to find out for themselves whether or not ghosts exist, and if they haunt Waverly Hills.


Dave Schrader is host of the popular “Darkness on the Edge of Town” paranormal radio program ( and since 2006 has made some of the world’s most famous haunts accessible to those seeking answers through his Darkness Events.


From May 10-13, Darkness Events will conduct daily workshops and lectures to educate people about ghosts, before leading them into Waverly for a full-scale investigation where they may possibly come face-to-face with one.


Featured on television programs such as the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” and VH-1’s “Celebrity Paranormal Project” as well as the documentary film “Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills,“ Waverly Hills Sanatorium is considered one of the Meccas for paranormal investigation in the world. Once one of the country’s foremost tuberculosis hospitals since its construction in the 1920s, it had fallen into severe disrepair in recent years before Charlie and Tina Mattingly purchased the property in 2001 and began its current restoration.


Long-rumored to be haunted by the spirits who had succumbed to TB and traveled down the infamous “body chute,” Waverly has since come alive with the activity of the dead. Investigations consistently point to some anomalous spirit energy trapped in the corridors and empty rooms, and some of the best evidence has been captured by people attending events and tours.


Some of the biggest names in the paranormal world are signed on to investigate and educate as part of the three-day event. Speakers include Chris Fleming of the Biography Channel program “Dead Famous” and Unknown Magazine; Jeff Belanger, author of books such as “The Encyclopedia of Haunted Places” and director of, the web’s most popular ghost site; Patrick Burns of TruTV’s “Haunting Evidence;“ and EVP experts Mark and Debby Constantino. Bill Chappell and “Ghost Cop” Stacey Jones will also be on hand.


When the night falls on Monday and Tuesday, the conference becomes a investigation as these trained professionals lead attendees through the halls of the hospital and help evaluate the evidence collected.


For the low price of just $309, attendees have access to all the events throughout the three days, including two nights of investigation. For just $199, individual day passes can be purchased for the workshops and investigations. In addition, Darkness Events has also secured special room rates at the nearby Holiday Inn Expo Center in Louisville, where the workshops and investigations will be held.


To purchase any one of the packages, just visit Admission is limited to the first 100 people, so act quickly.


ABOUT DAVE SCHRADER: Dave has had an active interest in the paranormal since early in his childhood, when he was visited by the spirit of his deceased grandmother. Continued activity and experiences has kept this passion alive. He is a contributing writer to TAPS Paramagazine and has appeared on television programs such as A&E‘s “Paranormal State.”


ABOUT DARKNESS RADIO/DARKNESS EVENTS: “The Darkness on the Edge of Town” radio program is one of the world’s leading paranormal talk shows. Airing Saturday and Sunday nights on KTLK-FM in Minnesota, “Darkness Radio” features the top names in the field along with weekly segments such as paranormal news, book review and “tech talk” for paranormal enthusiasts. The program, which began in 2006, also streams and podcasts each episode through its website,




For more information or to schedule an interview with Dave Schrader, contact him at (612) 388-3283, or via email at Also, visit the trip-specific website at