South Dakota October 18, 2018
The Legend Of South Dakota’s Screaming Bridge Will Make Your Hair Stand On End
One of the most wicked sounding places in South Dakota is hands down Devil’s Gulch; a historic South Dakota ravine that is as beautiful as it is legendary. You see, one of the greatest legends in the Mount Rushmore State’s history emerged from the Gulch, as well as one of its biggest ghost stories. Let us investigate the legend of Devil’s Gulch and its alleged, bone-chilling haunting:
Located near the Minnesota border in the town of Garretson lies Devil's Gulch: the home of "Beauty, History, and Legend."
With the gulch itself spanning an impressive 18-feet, Devil's Gulch is truly a sight to see and has become one of the most photographed spots in all of SoDak.
What makes this beauty such a legend? As the story goes, notorious outlaw Jesse James once leapt from the Gulch's footbridge in an attempt to escape law enforcement, which proved to be a success!
In addition to the legend of Jesse James, the water in Devil's Gulch is said to be bottomless, as locals once dropped in a 600-foot line and didn't hit bottom.
All of the above doesn't seem too spooky, does it? That is because we haven't come to the alleged haunting yet, which involves two lovers who died at the gulch and are said to still remain.
It is said that in the 1800s, outlaws and Native Americans kidnapped a young woman and took her to Gorge. Luckily, her fiance came to the rescue and killed most of her captives but, unfortunately, both the young woman and man died from wounds obtained during the scramble.
The next time you visit, keep your ears peeled, for it is said that you can still hear the screams and moans of the young couple, as well as see their shadows upon the bridge.
Is the legend true? Have you seen or heard anything weird at Devil’s Gorge? Let us know in the comments! To read about other SoDak hauntings, take
This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In South Dakota.