Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum — Weston, West Virginia
Ward Four: Lily was a little girl who spent all or most of her short, sad life inside the walls of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Some stories say she was dropped off at the hospital, like an unwanted stray, by parents who couldn’t or wouldn’t care for her; another story has it that she was born at the hospital shortly after her mother was committed, taken in and cared for by hospital staff until she died tragically of pneumonia at the age of nine. After her death, her spirit remained inside TALA, virtually the only home she had ever known.
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