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Don’t Drive On This Haunted Road In South Dakota Or You May Regret It

You know a road must be creepy when the locals have renamed it to “Spook Road.” This rural road outside of Brandon, South Dakota has a notorious past that earned it that name. Other than the many urban legends and hauntings that have taken place on this road, it can be considered just plain spooky to drive down.

In the summer, many people think of it more as a scenic drive, and it certainly is… during the day. At night in the fall and winter months, the tunnels of trees and winding road are a bit more unnerving when you can’t see whats around the bend. Urban legends surrounding this road include a theory that if you drive one way on it, you will cross five bridges, but on the way back only four. Legend has it that people have been hung from some of these bridges. It isn’t unheard of to feel like you’re being watched when crossing them…you may even see eyes peering at you from the dark.

Other stories have told that ghostly apparitions appear and disappear on the road, or can be seen hanging from the trees at night. This road has creeped out people of all ages for decades, and is both feared and loved by the locals. There was even a Save Spook Road group created to help prevent the trees from being torn down after a decision to cut many down was made by township officials last year.

Watch a short video about the ghostly road here. You can imagine what this road must be like at night, and why this it has gained its fame. Not many people are brave enough to drive here after dusk.

Have you had any experiences on Spook Road? This is one of many South Dakota urban legends; you can read about more here.

Leah
Crazy old cat lady in training, includes enthusiasm for knitted sweaters. Farm livin', film lovin', pasta cookin', graphic artist and writer from the good ol' midwest!