Trans-Allegheny is yet another lunatic asylum with powerful paranormal presence which derive from its rich history of injustice, mental illness and death. During its operations from 1864-1994, it mainly served as a psychiatric hospital.
In 1913 it was named Weston State Hospital, but changed back to the Trans-Allegheny lunatic asylum more recently when it re-opened as a tourist attraction. You can visit this historic monument in West Virginia and explore the grounds on a ghost tour. Tickets are available here.
The enormous 666 acres, consisted of 13 buildings. Read those numbers again. 666 and 13. If that’s not a basis for paranormal activity, we don’t know what is.
Over the years it housed mental health patients, victims of epidemics and alcoholics. Thousands of lobotomies were performed on patients and many out of control patients were put in cages. The doctors there carried out many other inhuman experiments in addition to these.
Many of those who died there are said to still roam the halls. Ghost hunters and other visitors have reported all the usual paranormal activity you’d expect from a haunted asylum. Apparitions, voices, noises and cold spots that can’t be explained.
There have been numerous sightings of the ghost of a civil war soldier as well as patients who resided there until they met their end. There have even been physical attacks on visitors who have been able to show visible marks, said to be caused by the unseen force.
There’s even a cemetery on the property which just adds for hauntings and earns Trans-Allegheny lunatic asylum a place on the list of most haunted places in America.
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