The Hair-Pulling Ghost


In 2009 my husband and I visited the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia.  We took the 2 hour tour of the first floor and the Civil War Wing.  The tour was very cool and thorough.  At one point we were in the kitchen area of the Civil War Wing when our guide told us to look around for a moment on our own while she answered a bleep on her walkie talkie.

So I meandered alone into a small nook of a hallway in the back of the room.  All of the sudden I was FREEZING and I felt very wrong.  I just felt like someone was mad at me and that I was somewhere that I wasn’t supposed to be.  I quickly scampered back to my husband and he asked if I was ok.

We were gathered up by the tour guide and everyone started heading down the hall to continue the tour.  My husband and I were the very last people in the group with no one behind us when suddenly my ponytail was pulled so hard that my head actually snapped backward.  I exclaimed in pain and asked my husband why he did that.  He told me he hadn’t done anything and sure enough his hands were BOTH holding a map in front of him and he was a good 2-3 feet away from me.

When we stopped again a few seconds later, the guide told us that the Civil War Wing, and the kitchen area in particular are known for an angry spirit named Jack who has shown up in many evp recordings.  She told us that he is particularly known for pulling hair!

To this day I 100% believe that it was Jack that pulled my hair.  There was literally no one behind us.  I can’t think of any other explanation.  I wasn’t against a wall so it wasn’t like it could have gotten snagged on anything.  Very creepy indeed!


  • Scary experience, indeed

  • cherub00

    Ive had my hair pulled twice in my own home and i was the only one in the room, It scared me so bad for a long time.

    • That’s pretty scary? What/Who do you think it was?

      • cherub00

        I have no idea probably a demon. All I know is what i felt. My boyfriend is Jehovah Witness and they dont believe in ghost of dead people but they do believe in demons (which is what is in the Bible- it says the dead sleep until judgement day_) He thinks it was a demon playing tricks on me. Demons can disguise them selves as ghost of people that used to be alive. To be honest with you, I do believe it was a demon.