This Ghost Hunt In A Haunted West Virginia Former State Hospital Isn’t For The Faint Of Heart
There are a number of places in the Mountain State primed for spotting a ghost (here are 11 of them). However, none is more prominent, accessible, and known for its notoriously trapped spirits of past residents than the building most West Virginians grew up calling the Weston State Hospital.
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The ghost tours at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum are not for the faint of heart. But if you have what it takes to explore this creepy, haunted facility after dark, then there are several tour options available (all require advance reservations). If the darkness is just too overwhelming, there are daytime paranormal tours too. Ghost hunters travel from the world over to explore this building. Tours range from 30 minutes to overnight ghost hunts that last up to 8 hours and even let you explore the facility unguided after a short introductory tour. New buildings have recently been added to the Main building tours. They include the Medical Center, Forensics building and Geriatrics building. Tour pricing varies. See the official website for more information.
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (formerly the Weston State Hospital) is located at 71 Asylum Dr., Weston, WV 26452.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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