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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Weston, West Virginia
26452 USA

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Weston, WV is home to one of the most haunted places the state, Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

THE HISTORY

Constructed started in 1858 and this imposing structure 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. The plans called for a capacity of 250. They quickly became overrun with patients and in the 1950's it held 2400 patients. 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 HAUNTINGS

Sightings of apparitions, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by guests, staff. Thousands were committed to the Asylum over the years, and hundreds died here. 

SyFy's Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Academy, the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge, have all investigated this location.

 

 

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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Apr/03/2020
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