Strange And Creepy The Paranormal This Terrifying Haunted West Virginia Asylum Was Built On Haunted 666 Acres Of Land

This Terrifying Haunted West Virginia Asylum Was Built On Haunted 666 Acres Of Land

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The Worlds Most Haunted Asylum

Weston, West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is said to be one of the most haunted locations in West Virginia. It’s been featured on paranormal shows like Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters. The massive complex was built in the mid to late 1800s and served as an asylum for people with mental disorders of all kinds. The asylum is the largest hand-cut stone masonry built complex in the United States.

The asylum was originally intended to be a place of refuge for the mentally ill, but it quickly became overcrowded and understaffed. Patients were often subjected to inhumane treatment, including being restrained in cages and subjected to electroshock therapy.

In the early 1900s, the asylum underwent significant renovations to improve patient care. However, it continued to operate until 1994 when it was closed due to changing attitudes towards mental health treatment.

Today, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is a popular tourist destination and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can take guided tours of the facility and learn about its history and the treatment of mental illness throughout the years.

The most terrifying part is that it sits on 666 acres of land. I don’t think it was intentionally planned on being built this way, but it’s still rather creepy. Like most old asylums, things ended up going south with a quickness. The asylum ended up being a dumping ground for poor families. They would send people those they couldn’t take care of or afford to regardless of their mental state.

Video Source – Simon Scott

The Asylum Of Horrors


Visitors to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum have reported numerous ghostly encounters over the years. Some of the most commonly reported hauntings include the apparition of a nurse who roams the halls, the sound of footsteps and voices coming from empty rooms, and the feeling of being watched by unseen entities.

One of the most famous ghost stories associated with the asylum is that of a patient named Ruth, who was said to have been locked in a room and left to die. Visitors have reported feeling a strong presence in the room where Ruth died, and some have even claimed to have seen her ghostly figure standing in the corner.

Another popular ghost story involves the spirit of a young girl named Lily, who is said to haunt the fourth floor of the asylum. Visitors have reported hearing the sound of a child’s laughter and seeing the image of a little girl playing with a ball.

In addition to these specific ghost stories, many visitors to the asylum have reported feeling an overall sense of unease and dread while exploring the building. Some have even claimed to have experienced physical sensations such as cold spots, sudden drops in temperature, and the feeling of being touched by unseen hands.

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there’s no denying that the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum has a rich and eerie history that continues to fascinate visitors to this day.

In the past, locations like this asylum were almost always “self-sufficient” when it came to everything. So the outside world wouldn’t know what was going on behind closed doors. However, stories of mistreatment and terrible conditions started to get out. It was so bad that it was compared to a torture chamber. They were understaffed and the staff they did have weren’t all the best of people. Trans-Allegheny was known for being extremely dangerous. Numerous murders and deaths happened throughout the decades.

Video Source – Ghost STories

The Most Haunted Asylum In The World

There have been a lot of people who have recorded some proof of the paranormal. The video above is one of those occasions among the many others. Some believe the spirits that reside there are aware of the living. They think that some of them may feel like they are still stuck there and can’t get out. Others believe there are sinister entities that lurk in the halls of the asylum. Could those entities be holding the spirits back from getting out? What are your thoughts on this place, and have you been there before?

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