South Dakota February 07, 2017
We Checked Out The 6 Most Terrifying Places In South Dakota And They’re Horrifying
I could write for days about how lovely South Dakota is (and I actually do), but our wonderful state is also home to some terrifying places with stories that might keep you up at night. From haunted roads to haunted mansions, here are 6 of the most disturbing places in South Dakota that will leave you shivering in your boots.
Oyster Bay Restaurant
1. Located on the first floor of the notoriously haunted Fairmont Hotel, this restaurant / bar is certainly eerie, as legend says it’s the sight of multiple murders. Guests, as well as those from ghost hunting TV shows, have reported objects being thrown at them and other strange and unexplainable happenings. If you’re not too afraid, you can even take a tour of the upper floor of the hotels and experience the paranormal activity for yourself. Click here for more information on The Fairmont Hotel.
Click here for more information on the Fairmont Hotel.
Travel down this road near Brandon with caution if you’re actually brave enough to go near it, as legend says that people have been hung on its bridges. Supposedly, if you drive one way on the road you will cross 5 bridges, but only 4 on the way back. Drivers also frequently can’t shake the feeling of being watched, while others claim they’ve seen ghostly figures hanging from the trees at night.
Hotel Alex Johnson
If you’ve spent much time in South Dakota, you’ve likely already heard some of the spooky stories that come out of this hotel. From a little girl’s ghost appearing in the hallways to heavy footsteps and faucets turning on and off, there’s so many unexplained occurrences that it’s hard to deny that this place is downright terrifying. In fact, this hotel even appeared on an episode of Ghost Hunters and resulted in strong evidence of sprits present. Whatever you do, don’t go in room 812.
The Abandoned town of Scenic
From deteriorating businesses to a saloon decorated with skulls, Scenic is very unnerving. In fact, upon exploring this itty-bitty soulless town, the words “utterly disturbing” aren’t even close to being strong enough.
The Adams House
This Queen Anne-style house was built in 1892 and formerly owned by an influential man named W.E. Adams of Deadwood. Today, visitors can embark on a tour through this historic home that was virtually untouched for 60 years before being partially restored in 1998. Despite the house’s charm, it’s said that W.E. Adams’ ghost still remains in his home. Supposedly, strange occurrences are experienced by tour guides, such as rocking chairs moving on their own and the smell of cigar smoke, a known smell that always accompanied Adams.
You’ll find this road in-between the little towns of Carthage and Fedora in Miner County. The locals claim that a spotlight-like beam appears at night, but only from this particular road. It’s so bright that it appears to be an oncoming car, except it never approaches.
Are you looking for more haunted places in South Dakota to send shivers down your spine? Check out the
haunted road trip through South Dakota!