Town of McLaughlin

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Yes, you read it right: The entire town of McLaughlin is haunted, locals say. Although many buildings in the town are said to be haunted, perhaps the most popular ghost story is that of the man who was in a car accident several decades ago. He lost his head, literally–it was found in a cow-pasture pond. Reports say his ghost sometimes appears, searching for his missing head.

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Geographic Information

McLaughlin, SD
United States

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45.813090786670614, -100.81071031097963
Corson County, South Dakota
Nearest Towns:
McLaughlin, SD (0.1 mi.)
Little Eagle, SD (9.5 mi.)
Bullhead, SD (13.4 mi.)
Selfridge, ND (16.7 mi.)
Fort Yates, ND (20.8 mi.)
Pollock, SD (25.9 mi.)
Mobridge, SD (26.5 mi.)
McIntosh, SD (27.0 mi.)
Timber Lake, SD (29.4 mi.)
Porcupine, ND (31.3 mi.)


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Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.