Haunted Places in Batesland, South Dakota



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    Olde Main Street Inn

    Chadron, Nebraska

    49.8 miles from Batesland, 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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    Villa Theresa Guest House

    Hot Springs, South Dakota

    72.6 miles from Batesland, 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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    Alliance Theatre

    Alliance, Nebraska

    81.2 miles from Batesland, 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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    Black Hills Playhouse

    Custer, South Dakota

    81.3 miles from Batesland, 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

    83.9 miles from Batesland, 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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    Elks Theatre

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    86.5 miles from Batesland, 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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    Hotel Alex Johnson

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    86.5 miles from Batesland, 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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    Sanford's

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    86.7 miles from Batesland, 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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    Sports Rock Pizza - Hooky Jacks

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    86.7 miles from Batesland, 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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    Sioux San Hospital

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    87.7 miles from Batesland, 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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    1880 Train

    Hill City, South Dakota

    92.3 miles from Batesland, 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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    Mount Rushmore Brewing Company - Hill City Harley Davidson

    Hill City, South Dakota

    92.3 miles from Batesland, 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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    Alpine Inn

    Hill City, South Dakota

    92.3 miles from Batesland, 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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