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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Weston, West Virginia
By Lisa

Home to thousands of mentally ill people, this asylum in Weston, WV, opened in 1864.  Also known as the Weston State Hospital, the asylum was originally designed to house 250 beds, which grew tremendously over the years.  At times, resident numbers peaked at 2,400, which lead to overcrowding, extremely poor conditions and infrastructure deterioration.  Due to this, the asylum closed its doors in 1994.

Now, the historic grounds can be toured where many visitors have encountered ghost sightings from those that died in the asylum–some dating back to the Civil War era.

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The Rising Storm says:

May 16, 2014, 3:16 pm

So… Where do the ghosts come in?ð??»

Zumi says:

June 17, 2016, 3:43 pm

People so angry here. some of them see me and yell at me when I eat my lemon cake. Most don’t see me and sometimes walls fake because I go through them

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