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Lunatic Asylum

Weston, West Virginia, USA

“It has a dark history with some horrifying stories…”

This incredibly beautiful asylum was a Kirkbride psychiatric hospital that operated from 1864 until 1994. This 160 year old asylum 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.

It has a dark history with some horrifying stories, as well as some decent myths and folklore. Some of the building has been refurbished to its original glory, while other parts remain in disrepair.

Ghosts tours regularly operate here, and take visitors into its eerie depths, along vacant corridors and crumbling wards. They also host paranormal tours, and regularly make contact with resident spirits. You can also do an overnight ghost hunt here. You can visit their website here.

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY ANDREA BEATTIE

Andrea is the founder of Hallozween and a paranormal enthusiast who has visited locations all over the world.

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY ANDREA BEATTIE

Andrea is the founder of Hallozween and a paranormal enthusiast who has visited locations all over the world.

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