Haunted Places in Aurora, South Dakota



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    South Dakota State University - Doner Auditorium

    Brookings, South Dakota

    5.1 miles from Aurora, 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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    Calumet Historic Hotel

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    26.8 miles from Aurora, 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

    26.8 miles from Aurora, 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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    Herrick Hotel

    Gary, South Dakota

    37.1 miles from Aurora, 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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    Old Taunton Catholic Cemetery

    Taunton, Minnesota

    37.3 miles from Aurora, SD

    Reports say that the apparition of a 12-year-old girl in a rocking chair was seen rocking next to her grave.


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    Palace Theatre

    Luverne, Minnesota

    49.5 miles from Aurora, SD

    The Palace Theater was built by Herman Jochims in 1915, and his wife Maude played piano to accompany the silent films shown there. Her ghost is said to remain here playing the pipe organ, even though it no longer works. Both Herman and Maude have been seen as apparitions, and ...


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    Old Minnehaha Courthouse Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    50.7 miles from Aurora, 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

    50.7 miles from Aurora, 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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    Pettigrew House Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    50.9 miles from Aurora, 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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    Washington Pavilion

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    51.2 miles from Aurora, 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

    51.5 miles from Aurora, 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

    54.9 miles from Aurora, 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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    Vicksburg Cemetery

    Renville, Minnesota

    76.5 miles from Aurora, SD

    Vicksburg Cemetery is said to have a glowing tombstone whose grave sports bleeding flowers in spring.


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    Daneville Inn

    Viborg, South Dakota

    79.5 miles from Aurora, 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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    Akron Gold and Silver

    Akron, Iowa

    100.8 miles from Aurora, SD

    Some say not all the guests are going home at closing time at Akron Gold and Silver, a fine antiques and estate collectable shop in downtown Akron Iowa. A neighboring business owner heard a male voice after hours calling their dog by it's name "Sandy" after hours when the building ...


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    Akron Area Museum

    Akron, Iowa

    100.9 miles from Aurora, SD

    The Akron Area Museum, formerly the home of the Ross Family is haunted some say by the Materiach, Mrs. Lucille Ross. The 100% volunteer staffed museum has had many members experience cold drafts, noises and a feeling of a presence around the main stairway and formal dining room ...


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    Fort Sisseton State Park

    Eden, South Dakota

    103.6 miles from Aurora, 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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    Mount Marty College

    Yankton, South Dakota

    103.8 miles from Aurora, SD

    Ghosts said to haunted this campus include construction workers who fiddle with the electricity, showers and water fountains; a nun; a music teacher; and numerous other apparitions. Students say Whitby Hall was so haunted that is was closed down, and it contains a ghost of a man in gray polyester ...


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    Dakota Theatre

    Yankton, South Dakota

    103.9 miles from Aurora, SD

    This historic theatre opened in 1902,changed owners and names on several occasions. Theatre patrons and cast have reported sighting a spectral face floating through the seating area after closing hours, as well as feeling cold spots, hearing screams and a bloodstains which appears during certain productions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Libby's Steakhouse

    Springfield, South Dakota

    115.9 miles from Aurora, SD

    Some say the basement of Libby’s Steakhouse, formerly Hoch Drugstore, was haunted by the ghost of a girl, whose apparition was glimpsed once. Witnesses say bowls will fall over if the basement door is left open, and folks have noticed an uneasy feeling on the basement stairs. Rumor has it ...


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