Sunday, July 5, 2009

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - AMAZING FINDINGS!!!

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.


  1. cool, i can't wait to see it!

  2. Wow, what a cool haunted place that I never knew about. Thanks for writing about it.

  3. My family migrated to West Virginia over the years, so I go back every now and then. There's so many places there from Point Pleasant to Moundsville to Trans-Allegheny, the School for Colored Boys, and tons of other abandoned sites. I barely scratched the surface in Summers County when I was back there a few years ago. Next time, I need to plan about a month to spend there. The abandoned sites are amazing, especially the ones deep in the hills. The whole state is circling the drain and there's very few people there anymore, the youth take off and leave. It's both beautiful and untouched in much of it. The land is perfect geologically, tons of rushing rivers, train tracks all over the place, and loads of mining. It's like the perfect conditions for hauntings.

  4. i have tried so many types of planters! the tall raised ones i am using this year are a first so i won't know until the end of the season how they do. i bought galvanized buckets for my sons house a few years ago. i bought them at home depot in the painting section and i think they were around 8 or 9 bucks each. i tapped holes in the bottoms using a nail and hammer. i put gravel in the bottoms and planted them. they worked really well as long as i watered them all the time. that is the key to planters. the galvanized ones are good because they can stay outside all year long and never really change. you would not have the winter problem with planters that we do though. the other thing with planters is that after you finish planting you should put as much mulch around the top to keep weeds out and moisture in. hope this helps a bit!

  5. Jaz;
    Thanks so much for the advice. I was looking through catalogs and saw some that were like tables with a box built on the top of them. I like that idea because then I can stand and garden which is kind of nice. They would be more movable too. I might look into that if I can find some cheap-o tables at the secondhand store and then have hubby build boxes on top, maybe one dining table and two side tables or something like that. They could drain easy underneath too and not block out any of the garden by being tall. Hmm... I like the galvanized tub idea too, but unfortunately AZ gets 110+ in the summer and they'd probably burn all the roots. I'll definitely post it when I come up with my planter plan. Thanks.