The 3 Most Haunted Spots in West Virginia
The mountain state has a long history of hauntings. After all, in a state “older than the hills,” there’s bound to be some old spirits lingering around.
1. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
This long-closed Weston psychiatric hospital is arguably the most well-know haunted spot in WV The asylum attracts tourists and locals alike for its tours.
Tour guides will “introduce” you to various ghosts and describe the frightening history of the asylum. If you’re brave enough to schedule a tour, you can get information here.
2. West Virginia Penitentiary
This defunct prison has a bloody and unusual history. Including a request by Charles Manson to be transferred there.
“Over the years, 93 men were executed there for their crimes. The executions were done mostly by hanging, events that were open to the public until 1931, when a man was decapitated by the process.” -Nicholas Jackson via Atlas Obscura
3. Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
Once a fun day trip for locals, this abandoned park now stands idle, waiting for the odd ghost hunter or urban explorer to visit its grounds. This park closed down after a delivery truck backed into a young girl on the swing ride and a boy drowned in the swimming pool.
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