There’s No Creepier Story To Come Out Of North Dakota Than This One

North Dakota is home to some pretty creepy abandoned places and ghost stories, but do you remember when our little ol’ city of Fargo gained quite a bit of attention after the 1996 film Fargo was released? While the overall movie was technically fictitious, throughout the years there has been confusion and strange findings concerning what the film was actually based on.

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So, did you ever realize that the 1996 cult film wasn’t actually based on a true story? To read more about our creepiest city, check out these 5 Truly Terrifying Ghost Stories That Prove Fargo Is The Most Haunted City In North Dakota!

Address: Fargo, ND, USA
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Creepy Stories About North Dakota

October 18, 2021

What is the history of Fargo North Dakota? 

Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota. Its population at the 2010 census was just over 125,000 people, making it the “largest” city in North Dakota. Some folks would argue that that’s still a small town. It was founded in 1871, and it houses the North Dakota State University. It’s an interesting little place, having been a hub for arts, culture, and economy for the entirety of its existence thus far. Historically, the area belonged to the Sioux. It was originally named Centralia, being renamed “Fargo” for the same man who founded Wells Fargo (who died in 1881). Once upon a time, Fargo was called the “divorce capital” of the world thanks to its lenient marriage laws. 31 blocks of the city were destroyed in a devastating fire in 1893; it was rebuilt back stronger than ever, being built again of brick and having a water system installed. Interestingly, Fargo has been named the “#1 Hottest Job Market” on ZipRecruiter… so perhaps its population is growing!  

Are there any ghost stories about North Dakota? 

Plenty! North Dakota is one of those states that’s just naturally creepy – at least we think so! It’s got countless ghost stories that have been passed from generation to generation, and we love retelling them! For example, there’s the story behind the haunting at the North Dakota Children’s Museum; a child who died in the well on property long ago is still thought to wander the halls and rooms of the museum, scaring the daylights out of the occasional employee. North Dakota State University is also said to have its ghosts, haunted by a man who is said to have hanged himself on campus during World War II. The town of Harvey is famous not for anything but its ghost – the library is haunted by a woman called Sophie, who loves to play with the lights, open and close doors, and cause general mayhem. If you’d like to know more about these ghosts and then some, take a look at this article of the ten most terrifying places in North Dakota 

Address: Fargo, ND, USA