Sunday, July 5, 2009
I admit, in compiling the list of 50 places in order, finding out their physical attributes and histories that might lend them to be more haunted, the #1 spot was so significant, I couldn't stop blinking.
For those of you following my research to find common physical traits between haunted sites, you’re probably aware that I just finished the first part of the research. I found something so astonishing, I just had to share it asap.
Taking into account the physical features and the history of a haunted site, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum should be the most haunted place in America.
That’s quite a big statement, but here’s how it works out:
The three top types of geology found in the most haunted sites (according to my research) are; limestone, shale, and sandstone (in that order). This site has all three! The most important feature to the structure itself is that it is stone. This is one of the largest hard cut stone buildings in America! That mass of stone makes what could only be described as an hermetic seal for hauntings. For a true haunting, it’s essential it has a history of death/trauma and this asylum has it many times over. Haunted places nearly always have a running waterway nearby? This one does. It even has a cemetery on the grounds—extra points! And, even though I’ve decided not to include train tracks nearby as part of the formula, coincidentally, there are nearby train tracks.
Taking into consideration the massive stone structure, the geology of the land, running water, cemetery, and death/trauma involved, this is probably the pinnacle of conditions for a serious haunting.
This site is admittedly way above the others on the list of 50 haunted sites I researched. It is entirely possible there is another site that I didn’t have on my list that could have all these elements and more, but I’ll admit I doubt it. This particular “alchemy” is an amazing find.
I understand that “Ghost Adventures” team plans to lock themselves down at this facility for a Halloween Special on October 30th. I will definitely be watching closely. If they don’t run into something on this site, then they should probably hang up their gear. They could not have a better set of circumstances, given that this site has every feature for a super haunted location. It promises to be a night in which they are no longer the ones in control of tormenting and taunting. I suspect by the end of their hours there, they'll be pounding the door to get out.
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