Northern State University

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Two buildings at the university are rumored to be haunted. The Jerde Hall dormitory is home to a ghostly little girl who has been seen and heard in rooms and hallways. The Johnson Fine Arts Center has a ghost who whistles a tune from the empty men’s restroom and occasionally jingles keys or tinkers with the lights. This ghost has been known to play pranks by moving, throwing, or dropping objects as well.

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1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
United States

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45.45225176351265, -98.48102939133241
Brown County, South Dakota
Nearest Towns:
Aberdeen, SD (0.9 mi.)
Bath Corner, SD (7.4 mi.)
Bath, SD (7.7 mi.)
Warner, SD (8.8 mi.)
Stratford, SD (12.7 mi.)
Westport, SD (13.6 mi.)
Columbia, SD (13.8 mi.)
Mansfield, SD (15.0 mi.)
Wetonka, SD (18.3 mi.)
Groton, SD (18.5 mi.)

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