Haunted Places In West Virginia

Danielle Hughes, staff reporter

West Virginia is filled with haunted places, Lake Shawnee Amusement Park. It started from a quarrel between a white settler Mitchell Clay and the Shawnee tribe. It ended in several indian’s dead and three of the clay children dead. People say it is haunted because of that, it might be true. In the 1920’s they opened and amusement park and it ended up closing after several people die, it closed in 1966. The abandoned remains are still considered one of the most haunted places in West Virginia. You can go there for tours in mercer county. Some people say they can see apparitions of a man and a little girl dressed in all pink.

Another haunted place in West Virginia is Trans- Allegheny lunatic asylum,  it looks haunted, so it’s no surprise there are ghost stories associated with this Civil War-era hospital in Weston. Construction began on the asylum in 1858 but was disrupted for a few years when the grounds were used as a camp for Union soldiers. Originally built to house 250 patients and at one time known as Weston State Hospital, the facility reached its peak in the 1950s with 2,400 patients jammed into overcrowded, poor conditions.The hospital closed forever to patients in 1994 but eventually was reopened as a tourist destination. Witnesses have reported doors slamming, shadowy figures and bloodcurdling screams from within the building’s walls. The asylum offers ghost tours and history tours throughout the year as well as a haunted house and other events for Halloween.

Those are the two must interesting places I fount.