Haunting’s: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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The Trans-Allegheny lunatic asylum in West Virginia, in the town of Weston, the asylum has a history of death and torture. The asylum is reportedly haunted, making it one of America’s top 10 haunted places and maybe the world. Due to its history it may make it clear as to why.

Brief history:

The asylum was built in 1858 – 1881; it opened to patients in 1864. The hospital’s first patient was a female housekeeper. The hospital was designed as a Gothic revival and Tudor revival style, the architect was Richard Andrews, the hospital is also the world’s largest cut stone masonry building in North America.  The hospital was only supposed to house 250 people, but it had overcrowding issues making the guest grand total to 2,400 patients in 1950. The conditions were poor and not well, the hospital was closed due to the changes in treatments to the patients and the physical deterioration of the building, it closed its doors in 1994. Now it’s used for ghost tours and other tours. (To read more about the history click here)

Ghosts:

Hundreds of people have died at the hospital, which would make sense for the supposed haunting and paranormal activity. Many staff members and guests have seen apparitions, heard voices, and felt something touch them.

Many ghost hunters from around the world have visited the hospital, including the popular show, ghost adventures

They hosted a live special from the hospital; they locked themselves in for several hours.

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A group called Adventure myth stopped by as well

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