Haunted Places in Montana

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    Grand Union Hotel

    Fort Benton, Montana
    The Grand Union Hotel, built in 1882, is home to several ghosts. Legend has it that a drunken cowhand once rode his horse into the hotel and up the main staircase before he was shot and killed by the bar manager. Phantom hoofbeats have been heard on the staircase. Another time, a food supplier...
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    Copper King Mansion

    Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
    The stories about this alleged haunting seem to refer mostly to people "feeling" as if it is haunted, rather than any actual activity. People claim to feel a presence or warm spirit associated with the house. No reports of distinct sightings or activity....
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    Brantley House

    Helena, Montana
    Built in 1887 by Judge Theodore Brantley, the historic mansion is said to be haunted ever since 1970, when the owners made some major renovations to the third floor. The door opens and shuts on its own, and footsteps can be heard going up the stairs, opening doors, and pacing, a longtime habit of...
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    Hennessy Mansion

    Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
    This historic mansion is rented out by the room to college students. Witnesses say that Daniel J. Hennessy himself still haunts the place. His apparition has been seen in the basement, the staircase, and the kitchen. It is said that he likes to watch over his house and the people who live in...
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    St. Charles Hall - Carroll College

    Helena, Montana
    It was in the men's restroom here that a drunken student passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage after falling and hitting his head on a sink one night, and it is here that the hauntings happen. Witnesses, both maintenance men and students, have described finding blood in the sink where the student...
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    Graves Hotel - Harlowtown Hotel

    Harlowton, Montana
    It is said that the former owner, an elderly man, used to sit in his rocking chair on the top floors and look out the window at the river. After he passed away, his chair was stored in the closet, but the chair mysteriously appears at the window, even when the door is locked. Maids there have...
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    Moss Mansion

    Billings, Montana
    The Moss Mansion House Museum is said to be haunted by a young girl, a former resident here, and sometimes other members of her family. Witnesses report strange noises and doors that open by themselves at...
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    Butte Archives

    Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
    Reports say that the archives were once the old fire station, and the basement there has seen over 200 episodes of hauntings. Folks say the fire alarms will ring out in the night although their power has been disconnected, and witnesses have seen a group of ghostly firefighters wiling away their...
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    Montana State Prison Museum

    Deer Lodge, Montana
    During a visit to this museum, you may hear unexplained voices and footsteps anywhere on the grounds. The prison was built in 1871 and operated until the 1970s, so it has seen many executions, riots, and violent deaths. The solitary confinement area underground is known to be especially active....
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    Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse

    Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
    For over a century this building has been said to be haunted by Miles Fuller, executed by hanging in 1906 for murdering a fellow prospector. Some say Fuller was innocent, so his restless spirit walks in the area at the back of the...
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    Kleinschmidt House

    Helena, Montana
    Private residence; please respect the owner's privacy. The 1892 Victorian mansion is allegedly haunted by Mary Kleinschmidt, the original lady of the house, and her young son. Mary's footsteps are heard, although she doesn't concern herself with the living, and her son has been seen in the...
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    T.C. Power Mansion

    Helena, Montana
    Private residence; please respect the owner's privacy. T.C. Power himself is said to haunt his former 1880s home, and a maid's spirit also has been...
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    House of Screams - Zakos House

    Missoula, Montana
    Residents of this house in the 1930s reportedly heard extremely loud shrieks from somewhere inside the house. They tolerated it until 1956 when an exorcism was performed. In 1980 the haunt returned sometimes to scribble ghostly writing on the walls. The house has now been restored nicely, and the...
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    The Pollard Hotel

    Red Lodge, Montana
    Much of the reported activity revolves around the third floor with many of the claims taking place in rooms 309-312. There are a variety of claims that generally revolve around people "feeling" odd, dizzy or light-headed or oppressed. People have reported seeing a woman in a yellow dress haunting...
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    Garnet Ghost Town

    Drummond, Montana
    This 1860s mining town is said to be the home of many spirits. The abandoned town 40 miles outside of Missoula was named after garnets, the first stone mined here, although gold became the real draw. Disembodied voices have been heard here, and several apparitions have been seen. The many ghosts...
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    Little Bighorn Battlefield

    Garryowen, Montana
    At this monument to the historic battle also known as Custer's Last Stand, soldiers and Native Americans have been seen or heard in spirit form. Both visitors and employees have seen apparitions, experienced taps on the shoulder, and heard moans, screams, and Native American war cries. One of the...
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    Chico Hot Springs Resort

    Emigrant, Montana
    Reportedly the site of a "White Lady" haunting, there have been numerous reports of a ghostly apparition hovering near the piano. In addition it is claimed that she has a special preference for room 349 and many claim to feel her presence there, so if you are looking for a haunted room, that would...
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    Virginia City

    Ennis, Montana
    This ghost town is now a tourist attraction, complete with resident haunts, according to reports. It is said that the town had a violent past, and once was the home of young Calamity Jane. At the costume shop, a little girl ghost has been seen sitting on the steps. In the opera house, a ghostly...
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    Bannack Ghost Town

    Dillon, Montana
    What is a ghost town without haunts? According to reports, this one has quite a few. Dorothy, a ghost who wears a blue gown, is said to have drowned in nearby Grasshopper Creek. Also reported are a whole gang of outlaw ghosts, all of whom were once executed in the town. And thanks to past illness...
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    The Weeping Woman

    Billings, Montana
    The Weeping Woman is the name locals have for this ghost seen near Billings. She is said to walk along the banks of the Yellowstone River about 5 miles east of Billings. Those who have seen her say she is tall, has dark hair, and wears a white flowing...
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    Depot Antique Mall

    Billings, Montana
    Back in the 1940s this was the site of a terrible plane crash. It is said that the nearby funeral home ran out of room to store the bodies, so some corpses had to be stored in the refrigerator at the grocery store, which is now the Depot Antique Mall. Folks say that one of these bodies belonged to...
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    Bear Canyon Campground

    Bozeman, Montana
    A spooky report from this campground says there is a ghost of a little girl who lives here. She wears a white dress and is known for trying to coerce female campground visitors to follow...
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    Colstrip Power Plant

    Colstrip, Montana
    According to reports from employees of the power plant, ghostly figures sometimes can be seen traveling through the air between transistors. Also, voices can be heard talking, and objects will disappear only to later reappear in plain...
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    The Devil's Dancing Ground

    Forsyth, Montana
    This spot gets its colorful name from the fact that nearby Native Americans believed this to be a hotspot for spirits. Not only have ghostly Native Americans been seen dancing here, but also UFOs have been sighted; this is thought to be a favorite alien landing zone. Uneasy feelings and strange...
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    Highway 87 - Montana

    Carter, Montana
    The ghost of a Native American has been known to wander the highway between Great Falls and Fort Benton. One eyewitness said a man appeared suddenly in the road, and her car struck him with a loud thump. When she got out of her car thinking she had hurt someone, no one was there. But when she got...
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    Little People of the Pryor Mountains

    , Montana
    The Crow Indians call these mountains sacred and attest that they are the home of "little people." These little people are rumored to be ferocious characters who protect the tribe, and have been known to tear the hearts out of enemies' horses. The story of the little people is strengthened by a...
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    Missoula Children's Theatre

    Missoula, Montana
    Visitors to this theater may see more than they expected. It is said to be haunted by a poltergeist who has been known to prompt the actors if he likes the production and throw storyboards if he...
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    University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana
    Several haunts reside here. In Brantley Hall, the ghost of a female student has been seen. She committed suicide after her family lost their ranch in the stock market crash of 1929. In Jeanette Rankin Hall, folks say a whole class of ghosts attends a lecture. In the Main Hall, unexplained screams...
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    Lobby Bar

    Great Falls, Montana
    Rumor has it that at least 12 haunts live in the three floors above this bar, which once was a hotel. After the hotel closed the spot was used by vagrants, and some were said to have died...
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    Malmstrom Air Force Base

    Great Falls, Montana
    At the base chapel, a young bearded fur trader haunts the sanctuary. He often sits in the 7th pew holding a Bible, and drops it. The piano plays by itself, and the song of choice is said to be "All the Ends of the...
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    Town Pump

    Miles City, Montana
    This truck stop is haunted by a ghost named Dave who once owned a station on this site long ago. He died of a heart attack here, and his ghost likes to open and shut cooler doors, send cold drafts through the restrooms, and turn electrical switches on and...
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    Rocky Boy Indian Reservation

    Box Elder, Montana
    This spot seems to be a hub for unusual activity of all kinds. Not only ghosts have been seen here. There also have been sightings of UFOs, Bigfoot, and "little...
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    Fetty's Bar and Grill

    Wisdom, Montana
    A haunt works overtime here, setting objects moving on their own. Children's voices are heard playing, and cold places have been felt late at...
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    Montana State University

    Bozeman, Montana
    In the early 1970s the theater director is said to have fallen down the spiral staircase backstage and hit his head, after which he suffered mood swings. He then was said to have committed suicide in the sound booth, by loading real bullets into a prop pistol. People have experienced uneasy...
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    Mount Moriah Cemetery

    Butte-Silver Bow, Montana
    Eyewitnesses, some of them policemen, have seen a ghost in a wheelchair here in the early 1980s. The spirit is said to have wheeled itself right through the cemetery's front gates, although the gates were...
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    Fort Peck Theatre

    Fort Peck, Montana
    A workman fell and died during the construction of this building around 1934. Folks say his ghost is still here, and likes to protect people who are working on ladders or climbing stairs. His ghostly form has been seen in his work khakis in the back balcony. It has also been seen sleeping in the...
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    Hitchhiker of Black Horse Lake

    Floweree, Montana
    Folks who live nearby will tell of a different sort of hitchhiking ghost. Along this stretch of Highway 87, the transient Native American's spirit will bump up onto drivers' windshields as if he has been hit. He has long black hair and wears denim. When you get out to check the car, there will be...
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    Grandstreet Theatre

    Helena, Montana
    A beautifully Tiffany window was donated to this building in 1905 when it was church, in memory of Clara Bicknell Hodgin, who died at age 34. When the building was converted into a playhouse, the window was placed in storage for several years. It was installed again in 1976, and with it came...