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Friday, August 30, 2019 through
Saturday, August 31, 2019
8:30pm to 5:00am
Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
71 Asylum Drive
Weston, WV 26452
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:
February 28, 2019
COST PER PERSON:
$210 (If Paid By 2/1/19)
$220 (If Paid After 2/1/19)*
Advance Registration and Payment is Required. Payment may be made using PayPal or a major credit card.
Each participant must be age 18
and older. NO EXCEPTIONS.
There are NO refunds for this event if you cancel.
MAXIMUM # OF PARTICIPANTS:
Attendees must provide their own
transportation to and from the event.
* Due to insurance costs, financing fees and Trans Allegheny requiring full payment at time of booking, we regret that we must charge additional if paid after 2/1/19.
Welcome to Brushy Mountain State Prison…
These stone-cold walls hide many a story of the men who served time here. In the early days, the average sentence was 200 years. Gives one an idea of just how evil and vicious the crimes these men committed really were. A few tried, but none escaped the rattlesnake infested and fearsome mountains that held this place captive for more than a century. Even if you were lucky enough to break free of this castle-like fortress, the guards would catch you. Then you’d be banished to “The Hole,” a deep, dark dungeon, isolated from your friends—even sunlight. Enjoy your stay as you walk these haunted halls and peer in the cells that held some of the most notorious criminals in America. As we said… Welcome…to Brushy Mountain.
The Main Gate at Brushy…
When the main gate slammed shut at Brushy Mountain, prisoners knew they’d reached “the end of the line.” That’s when reality struck. You were locked away in this godforsaken place for the rest of your life. It brought tears to the eyes of some men and absolute hopelessness to others. Separated from friends, from family, from life as you knew it to life as it would be for many years to come. Locked away with violent, evil men who could turn on you in a moment’s notice. Confined to an 8 by 10-foot cement and iron cellblock that held your memories, your future, and your life.
The Whippings Administered at Brushy…
You didn’t want to misbehave, say a bad word about another prisoner’s wife or family member. And you especially didn’t want to assault another prisoner or you’d be whipped. The guards had a 7-foot long leather strap and when it hit your bare back it left more than open wounds and scars, it left memories you carried with you for the rest of your life. They’d drag a reluctant prisoner out to the yard. Have him strip down to his bare skin and turn his back to the guard. You could hear the screams all the way into town.
The Gun Ports in the Cafeteria…
The guard station that oversaw the cafeteria consisted of bullet-proof glass with two large holes. They were there for one purpose only. Shoot any troublemaker before real trouble started. There were also two guards in the cafeteria keeping watch over 200 some inmates. The last thing you wanted was a riot. If trouble broke out, inmates would stab each other, kick each other, or who knows what. Their favorite weapon was called a “sticker.” A knife they’d tape or tie to their wrist so it didn’t slip when they’d stab an inmate in the back. One-time inmates attacked and stabbed another inmate to death for stealing 3 pills (drugs). Turns out, it wasn’t him.
The Most Violent Place in the Prison…
The cafeteria was by far the most violent place at Brushy. One guard recalled an incident where a prisoner broke the chow line and headed for a table where other prisoners were eating. He walked up behind one of the men and hit him in the back of the head with a hammer. Blood gushed everywhere, including the trays the prisoners were eating from. Another remembered a sticking where an inmate was attacked with a meat cleaver and a long knife. Unfortunately, he wasn’t long for this world.
You Didn’t Want to Get Sent to the “Hole…
“The Hole” was the godforsaken pit where the warden sent you for bad behavior. It was dark, damp, isolated…and it would play tricks with your mind. You had no contact with others. On a bright day you might see a sliver of sunlight. Rumors were the warden might forget about those spending time here, extending their dreaded stays. The Hole would break the toughest, most vile criminals. It was a place you never wanted to be sent to or ever returned to. Once that heavy iron door is closed behind you… see if you’re not ready to scream in this place where no one but the walls can hear you.
Brushy was an unforgiving, dark, and sinister place. It was first opened in 1896. Many are surprised to discover that the prisoners themselves built the place where they were going to be locked away for a lifetime. Few were released. Brushy Mountain had 113 years of history that saw brutal crimes committed behind its walls, not to mention those despondent inmates who took their own lives. The spirits who walk the halls, rattle the bars in the cell blocks, and wait for those who want to connect with their evil souls in the dead of night… are here.
Spirited Events by Jofa would like to invite you to join us at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum for a paranormal exploration. This is a road trip you’ll want to take! This is a road trip you’ll want to take! There's little need to explain about how haunted this location claims to be. It was constructed between 1858 and 1881 and opened for patients in 1864. It is 242,000 square feet in size. Though electro-shock therapy, hydrotherapy and lobotomies were used on patients, the real abuse was the overcrowding. Designed to hold 250 patients, by the 1950s, it housed over 2,400 patients in overcrowded and poor conditions. The asylum's closing in 1994 caused economic devastation for the local economy.
EVENT PARANORMAL EXPLORATION
Check-in is at 8:30pm. You will be given the tour rules and regulations, followed by a guided tour of the areas we will be exploring during the night. After the tour, the lights will be turned off. The paranormal exploration will run until 5:00am.
We will be exploring the Main Building. Forensics, the Medical Building and Geriatrics will NOT be accessible.
Some paranormal equipment will be available for your use. However, we highly suggest that you bring your own cameras, and flashlight and, if you have them, recorders and paranormal equipment. This event is designed for the serious paranormal explorer. All attendees are required to complete a Paranormal License Agreement and Waiver of Liability and Rules Agreement. These will be distributed at the beginning of the event.