Introducing the 5 most haunted places in W.Va.

Introducing the 5 most haunted places in W.Va.
Old penitentiary

The Travel Channel ranks two West Virginia landmarks among the most haunted in the United States, but ghost hunters know there are many more. The following five, ranked in 2014, are favorites of Jason Burns and Jonathan Moore, who are among the state's best known purveyors of the paranormal.


Are you in search of ghostly getaways among haunted hills? Following our list we've included a guide to tours being offered among these landmarks.

Former asylum at Weston, WV, Lewis County, Monongahela Valley Region
The psychologically troubled brought a host of troubling energies to the asylum at Weston.

No. 1: Trans-Allegheny Asylum

When Virginians decided to rid themselves of their "insane," they determined that moving them west of the Alleghenies would prove the best solution. And, so, at Weston, in what was soon to become West Virginia, construction of one of the most fantastic buildings in the U.S. began. The psychologically troubled brought with them a host of troubling energies, according to parapsychologists. Today the facility, which became the Weston State Hospital, has become a museum as well as a destination for seekers of the supernatural known as the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Click Box 2 below to see the next haunted place.

Ghost Tours & Museums

Find out more about ghost tours, haunted places, and museums of the paranormal in our Ghost Tours & Museums Travel Guide.

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