Across the state, there are so many beautiful places. The following terrifying places in South Dakota are hauntingly beautiful. You won’t believe the stories these buildings hold.
1. Paranormal activity in the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead, SD.
Rumor has it, this opera house is home to regular paranormal activity. From hearing voices to seeing ghosts, many have claimed to experience haunting-type events in this building.
2. The haunting of Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD.
Most of this ghost activity is centralized in Whitby Hall, where a construction worker fell to his death back in 1936. Many have spoken of a ghostly sighting of a man in a work uniform in these hallways. There are more tales of hauntings on this campus including that of a female student who was scratched by a hair pin and later died of an infection as a result.
3. Ghostly sightings at the Easton Castle in Aberdeen, SD.
This stunning castle in South Dakota holds terrifying tales in its walls. One person reportedly was chased by a spirit that had a knife while in the castle. Though that sighting happened only once, there have been many sightings of the likeness of a woman named Leslie Gage. Leslie was the inspiration L. Frank Baum used when creating the character of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
4. The infamous haunted Bullock Hotel of Deadwood, SD.
This is the stuff nightmares are made of. The Bullock Hotel is recognized nationwide as one of the United States' most haunted hotels. This place is so spooky it was featured on the hit television show Unsolved Mysteries. It is said that Seth Bullock haunts the hotel and encounters with him often include the smell of cigar smoke and the sound of someone playing the piano.
5. The shadow people of Lucky Nugget Casino in Deadwood, SD.
Shadow people, footsteps, and the scent of perfume have all been claimed as part of the paranormal activity happening in this old casino. Over the years, it has attracted the attention of those paranormal investigators. After multiple investigations, the group Black Hills Paranormal has found plenty of evidence that this place is eerily alive even when no one is around.
These 5 terrifying places are enough to send shivers down your spine. If you can’t get enough of this paranormal activity, take your chances and go stay at Bullock Hotel in Deadwood. Be sure to let us know about your stay!