May 6, 2008

SciFi Channel’s ‘Ghost Hunters’ Call Weston Hospital Haunted

WESTON - The SciFi Channel television show "Ghost Hunters" has declared West Virginia's most famous mental hospital haunted.

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of The Atlantic Paranormal Society visited the Lunatic Asylum West of the Alleghenies in March to try to debunk reports of unusual activity. People had said they'd heard gurneys moving down hallways and screams from inside the former shock therapy room.

Using high-tech recording equipment, TAPS recorded what sounded like female laughter and a voice that said "go home."

Wilson also saw a shadow that looked like it was holding its hands over its head and crouching before "being sucked out of the room."

The Jordan family, which bought the Weston hospital last year for $1.5 million, is offering ghost tours.