Inside Magic Favorite Dean Gunnarson is bringing his Canadian TV Show “Escape or Die” to The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia.
We assume the asylum (referred to by those in the know as TALA) is no longer functioning as an institution but it is the subject of historic preservation efforts. Mr. Gunnarson’s visit will help in those efforts through ticket sales.
“The ten dollars per seat actually stays at the asylum for further preservation efforts, so it’s definitely going to a good thing, and we figured, who wouldn’t want to be on international TV?” said Rebecca Jordan Gleason, TALA Operations Manager.
The hospital also raises funds through “haunted” tours and holiday-themed events. Check out their spooky website for more information about the facilities and Mr. Gunnarson’s appearance. You can visit Mr. Gunnarson’s website at AlwaysEscaping.com and the Escape or Die site here.