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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston, West Virginia) 

ADDRESS: 71 Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452

COORDINATES: 39.038548, -80.471764

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was constructed between 1858 and 1881, and is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America. It was designed by the renowned architect Richard Andrews following the Kirkbride plan, which called for long rambling wings arranged in a staggered formation, assuring that each of the connecting structures received an abundance of therapeutic sunlight and fresh air. Changes in the treatment of mental illness and the physical deterioration of the facility forced its closure in 1994. This inflicted a devastating effect on the local economy, from which it has yet to recover.

The building, which is also a National Historic Landmark, has been featured several times on shows like Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, and Forgotten Planet. Needless to say, the building is regarded as extremely haunted. Although practices such as hydrotherapy, electroshock therapy, and lobotomies were commonly used, the real problem was overcrowding which lead to violence. There were several cases, both reported and unreported, of patients killing other patients. In one instance two patients hung one of their fellows using a set of bed sheets. When he did not die, the pair cut him down and used a metal bed frame to crush his head.  In another instance, a nurse had gone missing one night during a late shift. Her body was found hidden two months later at the bottom of an unused staircase.

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The following video is a segment of the show Paranormal Lockdown. The show is on Destination America, and stars Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman. The group was investigating the famous Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and captured a disturbing creature. The creature looks humanoid, and is crawling across the floor.

**** I only found out about this from my friend a few months ago. I find this to be one of the creepiest ghost videos ever. I haven’t been able to watch the show or any other ones on DA because I don’t have cable lol.

Most haunted asylums in the world

  1. Metropolitan State Hospital

This hospital opened in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1930

There is a lot of scary stories about this hospital

One of them happened in 1978 where a patient named Anna Marie Davee

Went on her daily routine around the grounds. She was never found until 2 years later

Her killer Melvin Wilson another patient told police where her body were

Apparently he had chopped her up and buried her in 3 separate locations

 Melvin Wilson kept 7 or her teeth which is why the hospital has the nick name

 "The Hospital of Seven Teeth,“

  2. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – Weston, West Virginia

Many people were hold there against their will

In the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum people were locked up due to jealousy excitement disappointed love, and gathering in the head,

Shock treatment were considered normal and they’ll lock them in a cage when considered ‘’out of control’’

Normally the asylum were built to house 600 patients but by the 1950’s more than 2,600 people were interred there.

 

3. The Ridges- Athens, Ohio

The ridges opened in January 9, 1874

Which means it was 135 years ago

 The building housed over 200 patients until over crowding ensued in the early 1900s

There were nearly 2,000 patients with only 544 rooms

By 1993 the Athens Asylum let the last criminally insane person out and closed for good

Everything seemed normal with that until December 1, 1978, a female patient Margaret Schilling

disappeared from the grounds however, On January 12,1979, 42 days later, they found her dead body in

the abandoned top floor of ward N. 20. The police stated that she died of a heart attack however her death  still remains a mystery.

anonymous asked:

what are some other haunted/spooky places you want the boys to visit? i want them to check out savannah, ga (supposedly super haunted) and maybe some haunted forests.

ho boy this is a great question, thank you!

The Stanley Hotel 

the inspiration for The Shining, a lot of cool history, and despite little to no violence having occurred there a lot of ghost hunters claim it’s super active

The Eastern State Penitentiary  

I know they’re already going there but I just had to add it to the list ahhhh it’s so cool, one of my favourite haunted locations because of how much “evidence” has been captured

Alcatraz  

duh! loads of cool history and some serious “activity”

Northern State Hospital

it’s been my dream to visit this abandoned insane asylum since TAPS visited and caught some terrifying footage, over 3000 people were cremated there during it’s time of operation, and it’s in my home state of Washington!

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 

a psychiatric hospital that only just closed it’s doors in 1994, lots of super creepy stories attached to it

The Haunted America Masterpost for the 4th of July 2016

I usually do this for St Patrick’s Day and Christmas so I thought I would give another country a master post since it is their big day and I will probably make an updated one next year. (I wasn’t sure if I should include the Native American and the native Inuits in here so you can find them here and here)

So here is list of all things creepy and American. 

The Hollywood Roosevelt

Rolling Hills Asylum 

The Ada Witch 

Alcatraz

Robie Andrews Hall

Disney World

The Jersey Devil 

The Amityville Boy 

The Dakota 

Hershey Park 

The Skating Central Park Ghosts

The Maco Light 

The Curse of the Cecil Hotel 

Benedictine Monastery 

Mothman

The Pasadena Suicide Bridge 

Peoria State Hospital 

The Hollywood Sign Ghost

The eBay Voodoo Doll 

Pemberton Hall 

The Dead Children’s Playground

Pupa the Haunted Doll 

Plat-Eye 

The Half Faced Girl of Old Pali Road 

Crybaby Bridges 

St Augustine Lighthouse 

The Faceless Gray Man of Pawleys Island 

Boot Hill Cemetery 

The Green Lady 

The Toys R Us Ghost 

St Louis Cemetery

Moundsville Penitentiary 

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 

Stepp Cemetery 

The Bunny Man 

Resurrection Mary 

Toynbee Tiles 

Myrtles Plantation 

The Stanley Hotel 

The Curse of Little Bastard 

The Cottage City Poltergeist

El Paso High School 

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery 

The Bell Witch 

The Sensabaugh Tunnel 

Eastern State Penitentiary 

Waverly Hills Sanitarium 

LaLaurie Mansion 

Annabelle the Haunted Doll 

Originally posted by ravishingtheroyals

The Creepy Things for Halloween Master Post

I was feeling the Halloween spirit so I decided to compose a list of some of the creepier or more halloweeny past posts on this blog so everyone else can satisfy their needs for spooky things this time of year. 

General Creepy Things 

Black Cats

The Okiku Doll

The Anguished Man

Ubume

The Curse of Little Bastard

Gashadokuro

Onryō (aka The Grudge/Ring)

Boggarts

Manananggal

The Headless Horseman

Bhoot

The Dyatlov Incident

Banshees

Annabelle the Haunted Doll

The Crying Boy

Black Eyed Children

Robert the Doll

Spirit Photography 

Freddy Jackson

The Toys R Us Ghost

The Queens House Ghost

El Paso High School

The Crying Child Photograph

Security footage of a ghost screaming in haunted hotel

Urban Legends 

Red Cape

The Bunny Man

The Faceless Woman

Teke Teke

Hanako-san

The Slit Mouthed Woman

Haunted Places 

St Louis Cemetery 

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum 

Resurrection Mary

Myrtles Plantation

The Stanley Hotel (The story behind The Shining)

The Island of the Dolls 

Old Changi Hospital

Liverpool Street Station (Bedlam Asylum) 

Highgate Cemetary (The Highgate Vampire) 

The True Story Behind The Exorcist

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery 

Nam Koo Terrace

The Bell Witch

Granville Road 31

Glamis Castle

Waverly Hills Sanitarium 

Himuro Mansion

LaLaurie Mansion

Borley Rectory

The Grey Lady of Willard Library

Poveglia Island

The Creepy Things for Halloween Masterpost (2015)

It is October and I am in the Halloween spirit again so here is an updated masterpost of all of the creepiest posts from this blog because we have Halloween all year round. Enjoy! …And try not to get too scared. 

General Creepy Things

Black Cats

The Okiku Doll

The Anguished Man

Ubume

The Curse of Little Bastard

Gashadokuro

Onryō (aka The Grudge/Ring)

Boggarts

Manananggal

The Headless Horseman

Bhoot

The Dyatlov Incident

Banshees

Annabelle the Haunted Doll

The Crying Boy

Black Eyed Children

Robert the Doll

Jubokko

Mandy the Doll

Cadejo

Tenome

Spirit Photography

Freddy Jackson

The Toys R Us Ghost

The Queens House Ghost

El Paso High School

The Crying Child Photograph

Security footage of a ghost screaming in haunted hotel

Boot Hill Cemetery

Grandpa’s Ghost

The Farm Boy Ghost

Poltergeist caught on camera 

Urban Legends

Red Cape

The Bunny Man

The Faceless Woman

Teke Teke

Hanako-san

The Slit Mouthed Woman

Haunted Places

St Louis Cemetery

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Resurrection Mary

Myrtles Plantation

The Stanley Hotel (The story behind The Shining)

The Island of the Dolls

Old Changi Hospital

Liverpool Street Station (Bedlam Asylum)

Highgate Cemetary (The Highgate Vampire)

The True Story Behind The Exorcist

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

Nam Koo Terrace

The Bell Witch

Granville Road 31

Glamis Castle

Waverly Hills Sanitarium

Himuro Mansion

LaLaurie Mansion

Borley Rectory

The Grey Lady of Willard Library

Poveglia Island

The South Shields Poltergeist

The Jabuticabal Poltergeist

St Augustine Lighthouse

The Half Faced Girl of Old Pali Road

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - Weston, WV

Formerly known as the Weston State Hospital, this West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800’s. The history of the building holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the “curative” effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill.

The Asylum has had apparition sightings, unexplainable voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity reported in the past by guests, staff, SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Academy, the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge. Step back in time and see how the mentally insane lived, and died, within these walls.

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum -

Opened in 1864, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia was known for its overcrowding and mistreatment of patients. Even though the building was only built to hold 250 patients at a time at some points the hospital was so overcrowded that it was home to 2,400 mental patients. The hospital’s poor conditions and inability to keep up with modern medicine lead to it being shut down in 1994, but the ghosts of its former patients have lead to it being the most haunted building in the area, with many rooms in the asylum being haunted by different ghosts.

The first floor of the Asylum is known as the Civil War wing. When the Asylum was operational this part of the hospital was home to a well known female patient named Ruth, who hated men and would throw things at male patients and staff. Her ghost has been encountered by many visitors to the hospital. She still throws things and a number of people have been thrown against walls by an invisible force. On the second floor in Ward Two is a room where a man was stabbed seventeen times by another patient. In this room shadowy figures of men have been seen. Across the hall from this room two patients committed suicide by hanging. A number of people have heard voices saying “Get out” and calling their names in this room. On the third floor Nurses Quarters, doors close by themselves and an apparition of a nurse has been seen in the corridor outside. Some of the most violent female patients were kept across from Geriatrics ward. In this room people have heard their names being called and disembodied screams.

Another named ghost is that of a patient called Dean. He was killed when two other patients tried to hang him. When they realized that he was still moving after the hanging they dragged him into a room, placed one end of the bed post on his head and they both jumped on the bed until the post penetrated his skull instantly killing him. The room he died in is now known as Dean’s room and his ghost has been seen several times since his violent death. The hallway outside of Dean’s room is also home to the ghost of a nurse named Elizabeth and another patient known as Big Jim. There is another weird apparition called a “creeper” that apparently crawls or slinks along on the floor.

Investigating the Falls

Paranormal Investigator James Gallucio, PhD, had come to Gravity Falls to investigate the history of ‘a little town just west of weird’.

He’s not quite sure what he expected.

Based on this prompt: http://transcendence-au.tumblr.com/post/116972507433/imagine-some-kind-of-paranormal-investigator


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James Gallucio, PhD,  had been researching the supernatural for years. It wasn’t the easiest career path, especially before the Transcendence hit and anyone who studied the paranormal was considered odd, at best.

Tall and lanky and clumsy, with thick glasses, James had always been on the receiving end of taunting and the stereotype of 'nerd’, and his hobbies didn’t help matters any.

But James was stubborn, and determined to find out the truth. They could laugh at him all they liked, but he knew of at least one man in his field who’d gotten a government grant to study the paranormal, and he was determined to keep working despite his detractors. Who knew, maybe it would happen for him.

Then the Transcendence happened. All over the world, in the blink of an eye, the paranormal was out in plain sight, unable to hide, and demanding their basic human rights, and people like James were suddenly needed.

But even though he was suddenly respected, needed, and looked to, at least somewhat, James just wasn’t satisfied. Half of the excitement of his job had been in the danger, in people’s disbelieving reactions, in the chase after something no one else understood.

There were dozens, if not hundreds, of people studying the paranormal now. James needed a challenge, something new.

Of course, there were dozens of new species to study now, and many of them incredibly dangerous.

So when the offer came, James jumped on it. So now, in the fourteen years since the Transcendence, James had done a documentary on as many as he could find the least verifiable information on.

Now James was looking for something new to document, something dangerous, something little was known about, something that would really get his name out there.

Then, he had a flash of inspiration.

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