North Dakota February 28, 2018
The Tiny Town In North Dakota With A Terribly Creepy Past
Most people wouldn’t even realize there was a town in this spot, and even few may know the creepy story behind it. This tiny town in North Dakota has quite the history, and looking back at old news articles about it, a story worth telling – if you’re prepared to be creeped out. Head out into the middle of nowhere for this spooky legend.
Sims, North Dakota - a town that's barely a town at all anymore, but one steeped in stories.
As of now, this itty bitty Morton County town is not much more than a few broken down bridges, an abandoned house, and a still beautiful church.
The legend behind this town is an old one and has been scaring and fascinating people for decades.
According to the myth, as reported in a 1988 article in The Bismarck Tribune, there is a ghost called the "Gray Lady" taking up residence in the church's parsonage.
The Gray Lady had once been a living, breathing person living in the parsonage as the minister's wife. And the story goes on...
According to the legend, the Gray Lady died from illness in the early 1900s. It was in the 1930s that the first reports arose of a ghost in the parsonage. A preacher and a minister allegedly were both too spooked to stay and left the town. In 1938, the church's congregation even contacted a local bishop to see if he might be able to do something about this ghoulish resident.
There are accounts of seeing the second floor windows of the parsonage open and close on their own, and one man even claimed to have spoken to the Gray Lady. This legend has gone on for over half a century, and with Sims all but abandoned as it is, it has become one of North Dakota's creepiest stories.
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