The Lakin Hospital is located on Route 62, just a few minutes out of town from Point Pleasant, WV. It was built circa 1924, and was used as an insane asylum, a school, and a home for colored boys. It was closed down in 1956, but I believe it was used as office space until about 1970. It is now a delapidated ruin, sitting in the middle of an open field. It is said that many horrible things went on inside of these walls, ie. lobotomies and such. It is said that the black boys housed here were abused in every way imaginable. This place is one of the most well-known haunted places in the area, and many of the locals and even out of towners visit it on a regular basis. It is a spooky building in the daytime, but at night it is down right scary. Voices and cold spots are common place in stories from those who dare to venture inside. The Mothman, another local legend, is said to have been sighted nearby in the TNT area of Point Pleasant, but that's another story. All in all, this is one spooky part of West Virginia.
I went to the Lakin Hospital and was so scared I urinated in my pants.
The Lakin Hospital is the now-leveled structure that stood in an open field along WV 62. It was built circa 1924, and served as a psychiatric hospital, school, and home for colored boys until 1956. Some of the building was used for office space up until about 1970. All of the locals say that the abandoned hospital was haunted, with many of them claiming to have horrifying experiences when visiting it. Lakin was once known as the "Lobotomy Capitol of the East." They say that horrible things once went on inside of those walls. This is one of the spookiest places you would ever have seen. Too bad that as of November 2006 it has been razed. Now, the folks of Point Pleasant only have the TNT area and Mothman to freak them out.
When I visited the Lakin Hospital, I got so scared that I urinated in my pants.