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!?
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.
(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.)