15 Staggering Photos Of An Abandoned Asylum Hiding In West Virginia

Next time you’re traveling through Weston, WV, make it a point to see The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (TALA). Previously named the Weston State Hospital, the TALA was a psychiatric hospital that operated from 1864 until 1994 by the state of West Virginia. Built by architect Richard Andrews, it was constructed from 1858-1881.

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With so much creepy history behind it, why wouldn’t you stop for a visit? A tour? Or maybe to donate to the restoration? What other creepy locations in West Virginia have you visited?