Haunted Places in Bancroft, South Dakota



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    South Dakota State University - Doner Auditorium

    Brookings, South Dakota

    49.4 miles from Bancroft, SD

    The ghost who haunts Doner Auditorium is believed to be a former janitor who fell to his death in 1919 from an alcove that housed an organ. After that, the organ played randomly on its own until it was dismantled. The ghost still walks, though, tinkering with the electricity and ...


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    Herrick Hotel

    Gary, South Dakota

    67.1 miles from Bancroft, SD

    Patrons have heard the ghostly laughter of a child who lived at the historic hotel when it was a blind school. Others have reported hearing footsteps on the upper floor of the building when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Northern State University

    Aberdeen, South Dakota

    75.6 miles from Bancroft, SD

    Two buildings at the university are rumored to be haunted. The Jerde Hall dormitory is home to a ghostly little girl who has been seen and heard in rooms and hallways. The Johnson Fine Arts Center has a ghost who whistles a tune from the empty men's restroom and occasionally ...


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    Calumet Historic Hotel

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    78.5 miles from Bancroft, SD

    This historic hotel was erected during the nineteenth century to serve as a railroad stopover for the railway industry which at the time was the lifeblood of the township. The hotel featured two especially haunted rooms, which are always in demand by paranormal investigators and enthusiasts visiting the very ...


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    Pipestone County Museum

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    78.5 miles from Bancroft, SD

    Housed in a building that was once the city hall, the museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little blonde girl who appears wearing a blue 19th-century dress and white apron. Footsteps and stomping are also heard, and reports say the ghost of the old doctor ...


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    Fort Sisseton State Park

    Eden, South Dakota

    81.6 miles from Bancroft, SD

    Fort Sisseton State Park is said to be haunted. Witnesses here have described strange lights and a feeling of uneasiness.


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    Pettigrew House Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    82.2 miles from Bancroft, SD

    This historic mansion was built in 1889, and those on guided tours of the building may get more than they bargained for. The building is rumoured to be haunted by the wife of a former attorney who owned the building. Staff claim to have seen her inspecting the building, and ...


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    Old Minnehaha Courthouse Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    82.2 miles from Bancroft, SD

    This historic courthouse is now the county museum, and is believed to be haunted by many different spirits. Staff and visitors claim to have heard someone falling down the stairs, and have heard disembodied footsteps walking between various rooms. Various visitors have also seen an elderly man sweeping one of ...


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    Orpheum Theatre Center

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    82.3 miles from Bancroft, SD

    At the 1913 Orpheum Theater, a deceased actor's ghost is said to linger. Nicknamed Larry, the unknown and angry ghost was first noticed by living actors around 1960. Larry was known to blow fuses and drop sandbags onto living actors. And in 1972, a technical director heard a loud noise ...


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    Washington Pavilion

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    82.6 miles from Bancroft, SD

    Locals tell of a construction worker who died after falling into an elevator shaft. Witnesses have described the unexplained sound of ghostly footsteps and an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    715 South Phillips Avenue

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    82.9 miles from Bancroft, SD

    This historic apartment block is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a barefooted man, who has been seen wandering through the corridors. Other paranormal activity reported includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots, ghostly voices and bizarre knocking noises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Gitchie Manitou State Preserve

    Larchwood, Iowa

    89.8 miles from Bancroft, SD

    The 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders involved an attack on a group of five teenagers at Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County, Iowa. Four of the teenagers were killed and a fifth was raped. We have been there several times and have got many voices and apparitions. I was ...


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    Daneville Inn

    Viborg, South Dakota

    96.9 miles from Bancroft, SD

    There are reports at this historic building of people seeing a strange glowing apparition floating through the main bar area when the building has closed down for the night. Strange noises and disembodied footsteps have also been heard when there is no one around. It is unclear whether the inn ...


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