Pair of suspects allegedly break into Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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WESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Visitors from around the country make the trip to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum every week.

Some go in search of a haunting, while others for more of a historic tour of the Weston landmark.

But Sunday, some unwelcome visitors flocked to the former hospital.

Two people were caught on camera breaking into the facility around 8:30 p.m., according to a post from the Asylum's Facebook page.

There's no word on how much they got away with or what they found, but security cameras labeled "basement" inside caught their every move.

They came prepared, too. One was seen carrying a flashlight, the other had one strapped to their head during the after-hours raid.

Weston Police are investigating, but they told 5 News Tuesday they didn't have any leads.

Facility representatives declined to be interviewed, but visitors we talked to were surprised to learn that anyone would break-in to the supposedly haunted hospital.

"There's not a lot of things you could do in there but run around and investigate little rooms," Criss Wylie said, who was visiting from Michigan. "I guess if you're a thrill seeker, you could go in and investigate on your own at night."

Robert Burton and his wife were passing through the area on a road trip from Ohio and decided to visit the historic attraction. He also has a criminology degree.

"I'm sure with the age of the structure and ingenuity of criminals, they might be able to find a place to enter, but it seems secure to me," Burton said.

If you happen to recognize anyone in the video, call Weston Police or the Lunatic Asylum directly.