Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ghost Adventures Lockdown: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Excellent news for those of us waiting for an update on the forthcoming Ghost Adventures 7-hour live event mentioned here: We now have a location! According to the GA Official Fan Site, the lockdown will take place on Friday, October 30th at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia.

Built during the Civil War, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV, is the second largest, hand-cut stone building in the US, second only to the Kremlin in the world. For decades its massive walls housed the insane, the neglected and the unwanted. Patient-on-patient violence was common. Inmates were subjected to brutal medical procedures. The asylum was finally shut down in 1994 and stands empty today.

Even while operational, there were much reported paranormal activity in the asylum's 2-1/2 miles of corridors. Visitors were grabbed from behind and dragged into rooms. Mysterious figures darted through walls. Today, those brave enough to venture inside report hearing the incoherent screams of the insane.

Ghost Adventures will have unprecedented access to the entire asylum from the seclusion cells where the most violent patients were shackled to the medical center where hundreds of primitive ice-pick lobotomies were performed.

As always the team will be padlocked inside the facility, unable to escape as they record their experiences.
So excited! I'm particularly pleased that the broadcast will take place on the 30th, rather than the 31st - because who wants to stay home all night on Halloween, especially a rare Halloween-on-a-Saturday!?

(It's also worth mentioning that, if you live anywhere near WV, the asylum appears to offer ghost tours year-round, as well as special Halloween activities including a Fall Fest, a Witches Ball and a haunted house - called "The Asylum," natch. Definitely worth checking out - visit the website for more info.)

5 comments:

Obama said...

interesting info

spooky little girl said...

Er, thanks, "Obama"

Franken's said...

greetings spooky,

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spooky little girl said...

Franken, I can't tell you how much I support what you're doing! Spooky-themed vegan hot dogs?! It's like a dream come true! Consider yourself linked!

Ken said...

I wish there were places like this In Southern California

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