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 African-American boys. It was closed down in 1956, but was used as office space until about 1970. Much of it is now a dilapidated ruin, sitting in the middle of an open field, but some is still in use next to newer facilities. Many horrible things went on inside of these walls, including lobotomies, and it was know for some time as “Lobotomy Capitol of the East”. It is said that the African-American 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. The dilapidated Industrial School for Colored Boys sits across the highway and 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.
Lobotomy Capital of the East
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By jbottero @ 2008-11-21 18:00:36