Weston, WV is home to one of the most haunted places the world, Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Weston West Virginia is the site of the phenomenal and extremely haunted Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. This imposing structure is located in the wilderness of West Virginia. Opened in 1864, it was used to care for Union soldiers that suffered greatly from the effects of fighting in the Civil War. The purpose of the facility was to provide a peaceful, restorative setting to heal the psychological wounds from battle. It quickly evolved into a place where unimaginable horrors took place. The plans called for a capacity of 250. They quickly became overrun with patients and the capacity exceeded ten times the intended amount in the 1950’s. This overcrowding led to disaster as they were not able to handle the burden. Patients began to starve, literally freeze to death in the winter, and battle each other for food and resources. By the time the asylum was closed down, their graveyard had been expanded to 666 acres to accommodate the dying patients. The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures filmed an episode here that displayed some chilling evidence.