I've broken my review done into several parts because it's never easy reviewing a haunted location.
Reservations/Price: Reservations are made over the phone and they are incredibly polite. If you opt for an 8 hour hunt, which is what I did, be prepared to pay $100. Yes, it is a bit pricy but goes towards the restoration of the building.
Location: Believe the site's directions. The road you need is just off to the left once you get into the golf course's parking lot. After reading much on this site, I was expecting a grand drive to the site. It's not. LOL It's a short drive to the gate. The gate is not open prior to the tour starting so if you try to trespass, you might regret it. There are cameras stationed throughout and they do watch them.
Gift Shop: Snacks and drinks. Don't expect to be able to buy a meal. If you want that, bring your own. Various souvenirs as well as batteries, flashlights, etc. The prices were quite reasonable from the drinks to the shirts, especially on the larger sized tees.
Tour: The max for a tour is 40 people which is nice. Groups are broken down in half and then into smaller groups from there. One group goes to certain floors while the other group goes to another. Around midnight there is a short break and they switch locations for the groups. History and paranormal experiences are given. The place is HUGE! Be prepared to walk a lot and have a killer leg work out from the stairs. There are five levels as well as a body chute that if you venture into it is 1,000 feet total (to the bottom and back up) at a 45 degree angle. If you have any medical conditions, i.e., asthma, heart disease, pregnant, etc. do use common sense. It can be a bit strenuous at times. The stairs are brutal. The hike back up from the death tunnel is a bit intense. I am asthmatic and I opted to do the full length of the death tunnel (aka) body chute. I paced myself and though a bit winded was fine. Please do not take my personal choice as your own. Everyone handles levels of exertion differently. This is given solely as an FYI that if you have a medical issue the environment can be taxing.
Overall Experience: I was a bit bummed that you couldn't roam the site freely. Let me clarify this. You are free to roam the floors your group is brought to for the allotted time. Given the size of the structure, I can understand it for safety purposes. The volunteers do roam about if you have questions and there are some in a designated area should you need help or have questions. Unfortunately, you do get rude people that have to be all loud and ignorant. This is not Waverly's fault, however, if you do complain to the volunteers or they catch you being loud and scaring people, action is taken. Everyone wants to have an experience but forget to be considerate of their fellow investigators.
As for "Is Waverly Haunted?", that is up to personal views. There are some that will dispute the fact a place is haunted even if they are provided evidence. I did experience things that were not logically explainable. Voices on digi recorder that weren't heard at the time. Anomalies in photos. Being touched. Cold spots. The most disturbing floor for me was the 4th and it is reportedly one of the most haunted floors.
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