Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - Weston WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 39° 02.292 W 080° 28.265
17S E 545775 N 4321148
Quick Description: Has been reported as haunted and has appeared on a couple paranomal TV Shows.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2012 11:17:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMEJPT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 16

Long Description:
In 2008, the ghost-hunting group TAPS was called to the hospital to conduct a paranormal investigation at the request of Joe Jordan due to purported claims of paranormal activity on the grounds. The investigation is featured on Season 4, Episode 9 of the Syfy reality TV series Ghost Hunters.

On October 30, 2009, the Travel Channel aired a special seven-hour live broadcast of the reality TV show Ghost Adventures from the asylum. Through a Ghost Adventures section of the Travel Channel website, viewers were able to text message, monitor, and review evidence via webcams for the live special. There was plenty of activity, including pressure, voices, and something showing up on the heat seeking camera. The reception of the "lockdown" was met with critical success; however, viewers criticized guest Robert Bess for throwing an EMF meter out of his hand and claiming it was removed from his hand. In their "Post-Mortem" special, which aired a week later, Zak Bagans and Nick Groff addressed the viewers belief that the incident was not paranormal. Bess responded by claiming that the incident was authentic paranormal activity

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In addition to the paranormal activity, the Asylum has great historical signinficance, listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America, second only to the Kremlin in Russia.
Public access?:
The Asylum has specific times to visit

Visting hours:
Monday By appointment only Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

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