Saturday, September 27, 2008

My visit to Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky

Ah, Waverly Hills Sanatorium. The hospital that housed tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients for decades (1920s-1960s). Reportedly over 60,000 patients died here. I have always wanted to visit this place. I live less than an hour away. I was excited that I was finally going to go see the place in person. I do have to say that my flashlight went dead after only three minutes in the main building. I later checked the batteries and they were fine. It is the flashlight itself that no longer works. [enter scary music]

Outside Room 502 where a nurse hung herself or was hung back in the 1930s. Also another nurse jumped or was pushed from the window in Room 502 to her death. There are supposedly incidences of people now getting sick after being in this room. Definitely one of the most popular sites on the property.

There is a lot of graffiti on every floor. I wish these white spots on some of my photos were orbs, but alas they are not. They are just dust. Unfortunately, we didn't see anything paranormal.

The above photo is of "The Death Tunnel". This is right outside the main building where the corpses were taken from the building to the awaiting hearses at the bottom of the hill. A ramp on one side and stairs on the other. The stairs were for the employees and the ramp was for the deceased.

I was so glad to be able to go. it is a shame that no one saw or heard anything really unique. I would like to go again soon. Especially before it is turned into a hotel.

Below is the video of The Ghost Hunters when they traveled to Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky a few years ago when they found something strange.

For all of the pics, go to here

Friday, September 19, 2008

2008 Ryder Cup Practice Round at Valhalla

I was fortunate enough to go to the Thursday practice round day at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky. It's nice having the Ryder Cup a few miles from my house. I did take a lot of pictures. There isn't that much golf to see with only 24 players at most out on the course at a time. There is no Tiger Woods, but it is great for us to be able to root on two Kentuckians in Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes.

Go USA!!

the frisky little The Island green on the 13th hole and Phil Mickelson takes a little drink

the view from the top of the tee on the 18th hole and some showing their GO USA spirit

Hurricane Ike Takes Bite Out of Louisville, Kentucky

"I Don't Like Ike!!"
Even though Louisville, Kentucky is hundreds of miles away from Texas and where Hurricane Ike made landfall in the United States it took a huge hit. Kentucky has experienced tornadoes before and Ike ended up knocking out more power in Kentucky than ever before. Just after the storm there were over 500,000 households without power. I was one of them. I finally got power on the third day. As I'm typing this on the fifth day after Ike, there are still over 100,000 households in the Louisville area without power.

Luckily, I didn't have too much in the way of bad of trees in my yard, but I did see some powerlines down. In the photo above this tree snapped a powerline. They say that it may be another week before everyone in the Louisville area has their power back. I hope you weren't in Ike's path.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Obama-Biden-McCain-Palin Anagrams

Anagrams, of course, are when you take a word or phrase and scramble up the letters to make up another word or phrase. Let's look at some anagrams when you use the names of our 2008 Presidential tickets. Some are funny and some are down right weird.

Obama/Biden/McCain/Palin --> A damn abominable picnic

Barack Hussein Obama --> Bush, I can break Osama

Joe Biden --> I need job
Be joined

Senator McCain --> Narcotics amen
Manic ancestor

Palin --> I plan

Sarah Palin --> A sharp nail
Las piranha

Governor Palin --> A proving loner
Poor navel ring

Obama/McCain --> I am Mac Bacon

Obama/Biden --> Babe domain
I'm a bad bone
An idea bomb

McCain/Palin --> In calm panic