7 Reasons That Montana Is The Most Terrifying, Spookiest State

Montana is called the Last Best Place for a reason – life here is incredible. That being said, there’s no denying that the Treasure State holds its share of secrets, hauntings, and conspiracy theories. We think those stories are pretty spooky, so here are seven of our favorite scary facts about Montana. Read them…if you dare.


Need more proof that Montana is a little eerie? Take a drive down one of our haunted streets. See what happens!

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Scary Facts About Montana

June 06, 2022

What are some genuinely spooky places in Montana?  

Montana is a beautiful state, sure – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its share of super creepy, super spooky places. In fact, we might just feel like saying Montana is one of the spookiest states. We have lots of favorite spooky places in Montana. Some of them include historic places like Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, which is the site of up to 400 deaths during the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. There’s also an old, 1870s-era prison – the Montana Territorial Prison – which is said to be haunted by the spirits of both convicts and staff members who met a violent end here. 

Are there any infamously haunted places in Montana?  

Does it get any more interesting than haunted places in Montana? We think not! Other than the places mentioned above, there are seriously hundreds of spots in Big Sky Country thought to be haunted by wayward – and sometimes angry – spirits. In Boulder, for instance, you’ll find the Boulder Hot Springs, an old inn built back in 1881 where folks still encounter guests who never left – not even in death. Another spooky but interesting place in the haunted Montana annals is the old Grand Union Hotel, built in 1846 (we’re sensing a pattern here).  

Is Montana a scary place to live?  

Honestly? No. Despite all the spooky activity in Montana, it’s still a wonderful place to live with so much ridiculously stunning natural beauty that it’s super easy to forget there are haunted places within at all. It’s safer than more than half of the states in the USA, with a violent crime rate of just 4.2 for every 1000 residents. It helps that so much of this beautiful state is rural, and far away from the bustle of a big, dangerous city.

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