Old Weston State Hospital is Sold

Old Weston State Hospital is Sold

There are 42 comments on the WBOY-TV story from Aug 30, 2007, titled Old Weston State Hospital is Sold. In it, WBOY-TV reports that:

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 ; 06:12 PM Updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007 ; 06:27 PM Morgantown resident bids $1.5 million for site. via WBOY-TV

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cheryl fraley

United States

#1 Sep 6, 2007
Hello every one my is cheryl fraley im 23 and live in sutton west v i think that the owner in fact should keep the old hospital and fix it.the old hospital is one of my most favorit places in the big west v ive love that places since i was very little and i hope very soon to get to see all the inside so i think the owner could and really sould let people see the wonderful and mysterious places buy haveing tours thank u for your time
sarah everhart

Scott Depot, WV

#2 Sep 19, 2007
whoever bought the hospital would make a killing by giving tours of the building. Is there any chance of that happening?
Jane Lew WV

United States

#3 Sep 27, 2007
I think tours should be given also, and at a reasonable price there are many people in the community that are on a fixed income and would take the tour if it were at a reasonable price. I have always heard that the hospital might be haunted?????????
I also heard that there is a grave yard there, I think a listing of those graves should be made and posted on a internet site. Does anyone know if the graves were from patients of the hospital?
Also an interview done and posted on the website of past employees of the hospital.
It is a beautiful place and should never be torn down.
billy

Morgantown, WV

#4 Oct 18, 2007
I want the hospital to be open for tours. They also should have the ghost hunters (taps) to come and do an investigation.. Thats one creepy place
tammy taylor

Omaha, NE

#5 Oct 30, 2007
I came to the tour for halloween and for a lark i brought along a digital, snapped several pic in the dark.. ususally i can feel if there is anything strange going on.. I know that sounds stupid, but the fact is I can.. I felt absolutely
nothing.. no chills, no creepy crawly skin.. I even lagged behind the group hoping. nothing!
came home and downloaded to pc and the orbs are
everywhere, also have green ooze on the stairwell
one orb actual has what looks like a face.
several of the orbs are a blue color. i would love to investigate further if possible
Rachel

Charles Town, WV

#6 Nov 6, 2007
I think because it is a historical landmark they shold give tours I know I would go, my own aunt died there she spent alot of years there for having a temper. I have always wanted to go visit the place to see what it is like.
Amanda

United States

#7 Nov 9, 2007
More than likely the orbs that you have captured are dust particles. This is a common illusion in old buildings with no air filtaction systems. Think about all of the dust, insulation and asbestoses floating around this old structures. That also is probably why you did not feel any presence around you.
Sabrina

Woodward, OK

#8 Dec 18, 2007
I don't think the Old State Hospital should stay open. People found strong GHOST readings there.
The Hospital is really unstable. I work there every October being A tour guide and someone who helps them scare people at the HAUNTED HOUSE.
The owners only let people on the first floor.
The readings were on every floor. Espically in the basement. So I don't think they should keep it open. And FYI they already give tours there.
The Man

Georgetown, KY

#9 Dec 19, 2007
Sabrina wrote:
I don't think the Old State Hospital should stay open. People found strong GHOST readings there.
The Hospital is really unstable. I work there every October being A tour guide and someone who helps them scare people at the HAUNTED HOUSE.
The owners only let people on the first floor.
The readings were on every floor. Espically in the basement. So I don't think they should keep it open. And FYI they already give tours there.
Sabrina, are there an email address I can email you a question at?
Candy Ferguson

Battle Creek, MI

#10 Mar 22, 2008
The building is grand along with the grounds the same. I would love to tour the entire insides of the building, however I dought to get that lucky.
I would love to see the place and I am from Indiana.Its the chilling errie past of the place that will attract people. Wish I knew the family who bought it so I could get a lot closer.
Jenny

Ashland, KY

#11 Mar 26, 2008
I really do believe that the place Is haunted cause my brother went Into the hospital to Investigate and when I asked him how It went,he couldn't speak after that something really frightened him to death.
he said he felt unpleasent Ghost and Spirits and as he looked every where he saw strong ghost readings on the walls and they wer'e telling him to get out!.
then he had this huge red scratch across his face on the side of his eye.
He said what ever you do Jenny you better promis me that you will never step foot In that hospital alone they will hurt you.
and I know what he ment something bad.
But he said that I couldn't go In he told me not to go alone esecially at night time, he said to go In with somebody cause he said It Is dangerious that I will get hurt or killed.
P_Morris

Cleveland, OH

#12 Apr 6, 2008
I have an aunt who volunteers her time when they do the tours. She also worked there when it was open. I'd like to tour the building myself when I go back to visit.
Warewolfe

Victoria, TX

#13 Apr 6, 2008
Just for everybody's information, Sci-Fi's Ghost
Hunters has did an episode on the hospital and it will be showing sometime in May 2008! I for one
am very excited and can not wait to see the show. I would also like to tour the hospital from top to bottom! Keep checking Sci-Fi channel, The Weston Demicrat oe The Record Delta
for further information.
concerned

New Philadelphia, OH

#14 Apr 9, 2008
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Tearea Kyle sasha

Charleston, WV

#15 Apr 30, 2008
I think they should still have tours there and have the ghost hunters should be touring the old state hospital because there are things in there you would not imagine or believe its freaky in there says your friends Tearea walton Kyle King
Sasha Ratliff
Joelene

Minneapolis, MN

#16 May 30, 2008
My aunt was committed there more than 35 years ago for Schizophrenia, soon after her release she committed suicide. No one in my family will talk about her or her death. How could I possibley find any information out about her?
Joelene

Minneapolis, MN

#17 May 30, 2008
P_Morris wrote:
I have an aunt who volunteers her time when they do the tours. She also worked there when it was open. I'd like to tour the building myself when I go back to visit.
Please can you help me? My aunt MaryAnn was committed there several years ago with Schizophrenia, upon her release she committed suicide by jumping from the Broadway Bridge in Clarksburg, WV. No one in my family will talk about her or her tragic death. How could I possibley find any information about her at all?
ajb

Des Plaines, IL

#18 May 31, 2008
Go to the hospital that was affiliated with this one and request her records from the records department.
Katina

Fairmont, WV

#19 Jun 5, 2008
What was your Aunts Full Name when she was a patient at the Weston State Hospital?
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS..
Joelene wrote:
<quoted text>Please can you help me? My aunt MaryAnn was committed there several years ago with Schizophrenia, upon her release she committed suicide by jumping from the Broadway Bridge in Clarksburg, WV. No one in my family will talk about her or her tragic death. How could I possibley find any information about her at all?
Hate it

Vienna, WV

#20 Jun 30, 2008
I toured the hospital today and was very upset with the name and the ghost tours. It is very disrespectful to the suffering of the people who were committed there. So many people were abused and killed there.....now it seems to be a joke to the owners who are trying to make money from this. It should not have been named "lunatic asylum." That is moving the progress made in mental illness back 250 years, for what.....fun?

The owners could apply for historical grants to work on restoring the building. It may take longer, but would be respectful to the memory of the people who were there.

Don't buy a t-shirt advertising "lunatic asylum." How degrading.

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