Egotism, ‘female disease’ and other ways to get locked inside the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (photos)


THE  Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is shown in Weston, W.Va. is a former psychiatric hospital now being marketed as a historic and paranormal tourist attraction.

This is a list of reasons for admission from the late 1800s. It pretty much covers everything, although a few-stand-out notables are:


Kicked in the head by a horse

Imaginary female trouble

Masturbation for 30 years

Female disease


An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s.






Artwork created by former psychiatric patients.








Meanwhile…in New York…


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