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Trans Allegheny
Lunatic Asylum

Weston, WV     June 16, 2016

Investigators:

Mike, Missy, Heather, Kim, Lois, Nikki
Guests:  Earlene, Myria, Katie, Kerriann, Mrs. Parry, Matt

Equipment:  

EMF, K2, Mel Meter, RemPod, Parascope, Spirit Box (SB-7 and SB-11),
Voice Recorders (5 digital),  Various digital, IR, Full Spectrum and thermal camcorders & cameras

Conditions:

WeatherOvercast, Temp 69-71, DP 68, Humidity 90-95%, BP 29.67, Winds Calm

Moon:     Waxing Gibbous (86% illuminated)  
Fields:     Solar X-Rays = ACTIVE, Geomagnetic Fields = Quiet

History:

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, constructed between 1858 and 1881, is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America, and is purportedly the second largest in the world, next to the Kremlin. It was designed by the renowned architect Richard Andrews following the Kirkbride plan, which called for long rambling wings arranged in a staggered formation, assuring that each of the connecting structures received an abundance of therapeutic sunlight and fresh air. The original hospital, designed to house 250 souls, was open to patients in 1864 and reached its peak in the 1950's with 2,400 patients in overcrowded and generally poor conditions. Changes in the treatment of mental illness and the physical deterioration of the facility forced its closure in 1994 inflicting a devastating effect on the local economy, from which it has yet to recover.

Summary:

Synopsis or Personal experiences:


  • 10:00 pm - Parascope activity in Lily/s room.
  • 10:30 pm - Myria catches something on the thermal that looks like a figure in the Civil War wing.
  • 11:00 pm - Earlene feels something grab her arm walking by Lily’s room   
  • 1:30 am - Several of the girls had activity on the 4th floor and saw a moving red light.
  • 3-4 am :  4th floor seems to come to life with noises, footsteps and banging (audio below)

Collected Evidence:  

Lilly’s room - Child’s voice says I do.

2nd floor - Strange whistling / music is heard

Ward D - Strange growling

4th floor - Loud thud is heard by all

4th floor - Footsteps then banging noises

4th floor - Even more footsteps

4th floor - I’m Here!

4th floor - Noises + EVP, “Head burn”