The Ellsworth Air Force Base’s antenna building is haunted by an unknown spirit. Occurrences include lights switching on and off, objects moving on their own, coffee pots unplugging themselves, and strange shadows being cast by what appears to be nothing.
The Northern State University, located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has two notable haunted locations; Jerde Hall and the Johnson Fine Arts Center.
The GPR Stops House has been abandoned for a long time. It has been subject to strange noises and occurrences from the top floor. A girl wo visited the house was hit in the chest by an unseen entity, resulting in a triagular-shaped bruise. The ghost is believed to be a school superintendent who committed suicide via hanging shortly after the Meckling School failed.
The basement of Libby’s Steakhouse is haunted by the ghost of a little girl. Some records show that there has only been one sighting of the girl, which was merely a glimpse. Those who have claimed to see her say that if you leave the basement door open, a stack of soup bowls will fall over for no apparent reason. The basement stairs have given off a feeling of uneasiness and people have tripped over them many times on their way up. The girl is believed to have died of a drug overdose since the building used to be the Hoch Drug Store.
The Stevens High School is haunted by a boy nicknamed “Sparky”. He is responsible for lighting up chairs with auras and dropping nails from the cement ceiling, generally in the auditorium stage and the storage closet. The school was built on the site of a house fire that killed both Sparky and his family.
Now a wild west museum, the Green Door Brothel has had reports of disembodied voices and footsteps belonging to the ghosts of prostitutes. Many of the town’s residents are glad that the ghosts stay in the building, as it keeps the history “alive”.
The Bear Butte State park features an oddly shaped mountain that has served as a sacred place for Native Americans for thousands of years. The mountain, standing 400 feet tall and 4,422 feet wide, looks like a massive sleeping bear, hence the name “Bear Butte”.
The Badlands National Park was the site of the Native American Ghost Dance, a sacred ceremony that lasted for several days meant to instill the tribe members with the powerful spirit energy. The United States Cavalry wanted to stop the ceremonies at once, and their attempts to try and end them built up to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.
Hotel Bullock is haunted by the ghost of Seth Bullock, the first sheriff of Deadwood during the 1870s as well as the founder of the hotel. He died in 1919 of unknown causes. Now, more than thirty people have witnessed his apparition, among them employees, guests, and managers.