The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

For those of you who are paranormal and ghost hunting enthusiasts, you have probably heard of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV. Several ghost hunting-themed shows have visited the site and filmed their investigations. There is no debate—something, probably something supernatural, haunts the abandoned hospital.

There is a long—and dark—history surrounding the asylum. Even today the way the mentally ill are treated often leaves much to be desired. But mere decades ago, the treatment bordered on barbaric—a century or more ago, the mentally ill were treated inhumanely at best. Decades of forced lobotomies, electric shock treatment, beatings, isolation, and whatever else you can imagine has taken its toll and left behind disembodied spirits. These entities haunt to rooms and hallways of the massive, gothic complex.



Pictured below is the “Lobotomy Recovery” area. A lot of supernatural activity is present here.




They say this bathroom has an evil entity inside.

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I’m sure there is a logical explanation, but….The wheelchair moved, it was facing in a different direction when I came out of a room. There was no one around who could have moved it. I’m sure there’s an explanation, but it was quite creepy.


The institution also housed criminally insane people.


I’m sure, again, there’s a logical explanation, but I don’t care. The picture below has an entity of some sort in it. There was no one and nothing around that could have made that image (which we did not see until we were home looking at pics). My wife was getting a pic of the fencing along the stairwell and this creepy image popped into the picture!


If you are into ghosts and the paranormal, I highly recommend a visit to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. You will have a memorable experience!


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