Bannack Ghost Town

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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 epidemics which claimed the lives of several infants, some folks say you can hear the ghostly wails of crying babies on the breezes.

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    Geographic Information

    West of Dillon, MT
    United States

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    45.1610337, -112.99559069999998
    Beaverhead County, Montana
    Nearest Towns:
    Dillon, MT (17.8 mi.)
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    Salmon, ID (43.9 mi.)
    Alder, MT (44.7 mi.)
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    1. We have visited this place several times and have not been let down by the experiences. On one occasion a lady said that she felt a spirit walk right through her. Well, we kind of made fun of her. In this very active town don’t do that. We ended up getting locked in that house. I used all of my body weight trying to get the door open. We left out of the back door that we noticed was open. When we came around the front door was open. On our last visit we were in a house and there was a photographer in there. We were quiet and respectful. We heard what sounded like furniture being moved upstairs. We rounded a corner to see her sitting on the floor to get a good shot with her camera. I said oh I thought that was you moving furniture. She said “no” how do you get upstairs? I said I don’t know. When we came out of the house we noticed that there was not an upstairs. I physically saw a hand touch my daughter’s shoulder in the doctor’s house. I left quickly. Love this place.

    2. The first time I went to Bannack I saw an elk walking in the creek as you first drive in, I thought it would be a cool picture so my husband turned into the camp ground and drove to the end. I got out of the car and hurried towards a gap in the trees/bushes near the creek, the water was high and I was a little nervous getting close, I tried to look past the bushes when I heard a female voice say “I wouldn’t go any farther if I was you”. I stopped and looked around to see who said it and there was no one there. I later read on line about Dorothy Dunn and that I was close to where she had drowned. I think Dorothy was warning me.

    3. I visited Bannack in July of 2020. I got seriously spooked out in the upstairs of the old hotel, and wouldn’t go into the room facing the street. I made a point of not reading the guide book until AFTER I’d exited each building. When I went into the doctor’s house, I was overcome by sadness and nearly burst into tears. I got a terrible headache and my throat hurt like hell. After exiting the building, I read in the guide book about the children who’d died of diphtheria there. The headache and sore throat lasted for the rest of the day. I walked back down the street until I was oppposite the old hotel, and looking up, I saw a woman with an 1800s hairdo, a white blouse, and a blue skirt standing next to the window of that front room I had not gone into. She was totally solid, and I just assumed she was a tour guide. I blinked and she just faded away. I opened the guide boom and read the story about Dorothy, which I had not known prior to this. Bannack is a wonderful place to visit!

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