Lunatic Asylum

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia is said to be the most haunted hospital in America. It was also known as Weston State Hospital at one time in its history.

Lunatic Asylum

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was built in 1858 to house individuals who were afflicted with mental illness. The building was supposed to contain only 250 patients but by 1950, it held over 2400. The severe overcrowding resulted in terrible living conditions for the poor souls who stayed there.

There were frequent reports of violence at the abandoned lunatic asylum. Patients killed other patients and often attacked female members of staff.

One night, a young nurse who worked there went missing under mysterious circumstances. Nearly two months later, her dead body was finally found. Patients had hidden her corpse at the bottom of an unused staircase.

On another occasion, a crazed man stabbed another patient 17 times. The victim crawled down the corridor, leaving a trail of blood behind him, but died before he could reach the nurses’ aide station for help.

Yet another horrible incident occurred when two insane men hung another patient from a pipe, using bed sheets. When that failed to kill him, they laid him down under a steel bed frame, and crushed his head.

Lunatic Asylum

The doctors at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum performed frontal lobotomies and electro-shock therapy on many of the violent patients. Records show that there were thousands of deaths and many people were buried on the hospital grounds.

Ever since it closed down in 1994, there have been many unexplained events. People often hear muffled conversations in vacant hallways, mysterious sounds of gurneys being pushed up and down the hallways and inexplicable banging noises moving about the building. There have been reports of screams coming from the electro-shock area and frequent giggling and laughing has been heard all around the facility.

Some people have also seen the ghostly apparitions of patients within the rooms and hallways of the abandoned lunatic asylum.

A woman was taking a tour of the old lunatic asylum with her daughter. As they walked down a hallway, an unseen force shoved the woman violently against the wall, while her daughter watched in horror.

The hospital is now open to the public and if you go there you can take a tour of the most haunted hotspots. The Ghost Adventures team recently locked themselves into the hospital overnight for their live Halloween Special.

Ghost Hunters did an investigation of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in 2008 and collected compelling evidence of paranormal activity. They recorded strange banging sounds, a high-pitched female laugh and a disembodied voice ordering them to “Go Home”. They even spotted a ghostly apparition standing in the corner of the room. It put its hands over its head and looked like it was being sucked out of the room.

Comments

  1. Dobbyisfree says

    What the bloody hell this is just awful and horrific. It’s like a real life Brookline Asylum!!!! Scary. o.O

  2. Matea says

    Hey so this isn’t my account its my friends and they made this story and I thought it was awsome so please enjoy.

    Sleepover 2night

    Matea, Chantelle and Maddy were all hanging out at Matea’s house. Matea’s parents were gone for two weeks Matea’s grandma was out of town and the girls were staying there for a week. When it got late the girls got board so they decided to play dare or mine, the rules are you get three chickens and the turn doesn’t end until you say yes and if you say no to all of them the person who dared you gets to do whatever they want to you for 5 hours. Matea said, Chantelle you go first Chantelle said Maddy I dare you to take off your clothes leaving only your bra and underwear on, Maddy said fine. After she was ready Chantelle saran rapped Maddy from the bottom of her nose to her feet so Maddy couldn’t move Chantelle ran outside and got a empty garbage can came back in and put Maddy in it the garbage can was so tall that it went over Maddy’s head Chantelle put the garbage can in the shower and filled it up to Maddy’s neck with ice cold water. Chantelle new Maddy’s greatest fear so she duct taped Maddy’s eyes like blindfolds and took her out of the water and tied her to a pole in the old moldy rat filled crawl space, about 45 minutes later Chantelle went to let Maddy out and when she opened the door she untied Maddy and Maddy said ok my turn and she said Matea I dare you to get naked and pose for a picture Matea said no Maddy said I dare you to go into your attack and call a ghost Matea said no and Maddy said Matea say no to this dare Matea froze she could say no to this dare and do what Maddy wants for 5 hours or take the dare and do what Maddy wants for 5 hours Matea cried and said no Maddy smiled and said follow me Matea followed when they got to Maddy’s house she got a pair of hand cuffs she put them on Matea and she then rapped Matea in chains and Matea went to scream but they put a mask over her head so all she could do was breathe through her nose the mask had something that pushed her tongue back and left her mouth open Chantelle said you’re our offering to the spirit we’re going to summon Matea then chuckled and realized this was a joke but when the girls took her to a room that was plane white with nothing except one of those tables that they use to fasten you to in the horror movies. Chantelle and Maddy attached her to it and then left the room Maddy and Chantelle were never seen again neither was Matea they found Maddy and Chantelle’s bodies but Matea was never found. They say Matea is still in the white room fastened to the table but the white room was never found.

  3. Ӎоπѕτԑя ß∂i† says

    sorry but…WHY DO PEOPLE VISIT THESE SCARY A** PLACES ON PURPOSE?!! Dumb people are really just asking for trouble like, oh hmmm a bunch of tortured violent souls in an abandoned asylum… looks good for our next family vacation! :-I

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