Haunted Places in Buffalo Gap, South Dakota



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    Villa Theresa Guest House

    Hot Springs, South Dakota

    9.3 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Not currently open, Villa Theresa Guest House has also been A Dakota Dream B&B and The Total House. Some reports say the place is for sale at $189,000. It is said to be haunted by many spirits, and several apparitions have been seen.


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    Black Hills Playhouse

    Custer, South Dakota

    22.5 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    This historic building was once Camp Lodge, Depression-era housing for unemployed men who were to work on the then-new national parks system. One of the workmen's daughters is said to haunt the playhouse's costume room. The ghost likes to lay out certain costumes in the night, which are found by ...


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    Keystone Cemetery

    Keystone, South Dakota

    27.6 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Many workers who died during the construction of Mt. Rushmore are buried in this cemetery that overlooks the Mount itself. It is said that visitors who have taken video of this graveyard have caught images of ghostly figures and faces.


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    Mount Rushmore Brewing Company - Hill City Harley Davidson

    Hill City, South Dakota

    33.1 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Formerly a restaurant and now a Harley-Davidson store, this building is no stranger to the spooky: It was once a funeral home and crematory. Reports say the crematory is still visible in the basement, and employees say objects move and strange noises are heard here. When the place housed pool ...


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    1880 Train

    Hill City, South Dakota

    33.1 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    The 1880 train was the first locomotive steam engine brought into the region by a bull team. Employees in the Highliner Eatery, located in an actual train car, say they have seen the apparition of a man in a brown suit.


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    Alpine Inn

    Hill City, South Dakota

    33.2 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    The second floor of this inn is said to be haunted. Witnesses have reported that the lights have gone out unexpectedly, and they have also heard disembodied footsteps and voices.


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    Sioux San Hospital

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    40.4 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    It began in 1898 as a boarding school for Native Americans, but was turned into a sanitarium in 1933. In 1939 it was converted to a hospital for Native Americans with TB; then in the 1960s, it closed and stayed empty for a time. Currently it is a hospital. Reports ...


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    Hotel Alex Johnson

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    40.9 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Site of a "white lady" haunting, allegedly the ghost of a young woman who jumped or was thrown from the window of room 812. She is often seen wandering the halls in a white gown, and the room associated with her has numerous report of haunted activity, including the ...


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    Elks Theatre

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    40.9 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Although this historic theatre has been remodeled on several occasions since its opening in the early twentieth century, patrons and staff say the resident ghost has never left. Known fondly as 'Jimmy', staff claim the spirit is benevolent, and is occasionally seen seated in the main theatre after closing hours. (Submitted ...


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    Sports Rock Pizza - Hooky Jacks

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    41.1 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Reported to be the oldest building in town, the local hangout housed in an 1800s structure is said to be haunted by John “Hooky Jack” Leary, a former local policeman and night watchman who once lived in the building until he died in a 1928 car accident. His apparition has ...


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    Sanford's

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    41.1 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    This diner is believed to be haunted by several spirits, although the origin of the haunting is as of yet unknown. Staff have reported plates flying off shelves, disembodied footsteps and the apparition of a man in a green jacket walking up and down the corridor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Warbonnet Creek Battlefield Site

    Harrison, Nebraska

    44.3 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    The Warbonnet Creek Battlefield Site is believed to be haunted by a spirits from its past. Visitors have heard footsteps running through the woods and voices that speak in strange languages, most likely Cheyenne. A green glowing mist has been seen by many visitors near the monument that marks the ...


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    Olde Main Street Inn

    Chadron, Nebraska

    48.2 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Visit this inn and you may see signs of a friendly ghost named Jack. Witnesses have heard unexplained footsteps and experienced objects that move from one spot to another when no one has touched them.


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    Adams House

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    64.2 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    The 1893 Queen Anne Victorian Adams Mansion was built by entrepreneur Harris Franklin. Former owner W.E. Adams, who died of a stroke here, is said to have never left. When his wife Mary heard his spirit, out of respect for his privacy, she closed up the house and moved out, ...


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    Mount Moriah Cemetery

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    64.4 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Several popular Wild West characters have been buried here, including Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny and Seth Bullock. Folks say you can't set foot on these grounds without an eerie feeling that their ghostly eyes are upon you.


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    Franklin Hotel

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    64.6 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Guests have reported hearing footsteps following them around the historic hotel. A housekeeper quit after seeing a man in period clothing watching her while she was cleaning. People walking past have reported the sensation of being watched. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Bullock Hotel

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    64.6 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Folks say original owner Seth Bullock, who passed away in 1919, still remains in his hotel. Apparitions and orbs have been seen and an eerie presence has been felt, although witnesses say the ghost is not harmful. Ghost tours are held here regularly.


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    Fairmont Hotel

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    64.7 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    The building has a room that was the scene of a violent murder, and people have reported having objects thrown at them and encountering an evil presence. Staff and guests ghostly activity of the third floor, and many have seen the restless apparition of Maggie Broadcaster pacing an upstairs corridor, ...


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    Saloon #10

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    64.7 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Ghostly phenomena reported here includes ghostly voices and a piano that plays by itself. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wild Bill's Saloon and Steakhouse

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    64.7 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Patrons and staff have reported an arcade machine in this saloon that plays by itself for hours when there is no one around and when the building has closed for the night. Strange flashing lights have been seen by people from outside in the street, and it is rumoured ...


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    Black Hills State University

    Spearfish, South Dakota

    74.7 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Students say the all-male Wenonah Cook dorm it is haunted by the ghost of a woman. They say her screams can sometimes be heard, and along with them may come the smell of decaying flesh.


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    The Yellow Hotel

    Lusk, Wyoming

    76.3 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    The building was a brothel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Strange lights, voices and an oppressive uneasy feeling were reported in the building. However, in 2012 the owner had it intentionally burned down by the fire department.


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    Silver Cliff Hotel

    Lusk, Wyoming

    76.4 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Reports say the building is now abandoned, so please pay attention to any No Trespassing signs. Witnesses say a ghostly presence is felt inside the former 19th-century hotel.


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    Alliance Theatre

    Alliance, Nebraska

    98.8 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    The Alliance Theater formerly the 1903 Charter Hotel, is said to be haunted by shadowy figures. Folks also have reported footsteps that run down the aisles and uneasy feelings, although the haunts here are said to be friendly.


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    Devils Tower

    Devils Tower, Wyoming

    102.4 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Reports have been made of strange supernatural activity surrounding this rock formation. One visitor reported having been chased away from the base of the rock at dusk. His pursuers were devilish black figures who laughed demonically and ran twice as fast as the fastest humans.


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    Fort Laramie National Historic Site

    Fort Laramie, Wyoming

    108.7 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    Among the phenomena seen and heard at this 1800s fort are the ghost of a cavalry officer nicknamed Old Bedlam who likes to tell visitors "Be quiet!" and a spirit the museum employees call George, who likes to open doors and startle people with the sound of footsteps. Reports say ...


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    Ship of Death - Platte River

    Fort Laramie, Wyoming

    110.6 miles from Buffalo Gap, SD

    This phantom ship has been seen and talked about since the mid-1800s. Those who have seen it say it first materializes as a mysterious fog over a small part of the river. Out of the fog sails an ethereal gray ship from long ago. The ship is said to be ...


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