Step Inside One Of The Most Famous Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals In America

Located in West Virginia, the Weston State Hospital opened in 1864 as a psychiatric asylum. It was closed in 1996, but not before developing a reputation for administering horrifying treatments to patients.

YouTube channel “Abandoned Steve” was given full access to the asylum in order to take photographs and footage. The hidden areas and objects the explorer discovers are amazing.

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This historic building is undergoing some restoration, and preservation efforts are in full swing. Take a look at the fascinating footage below.