Haunted Places in McLaughlin, South Dakota



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    Town of McLaughlin

    McLaughlin, South Dakota

    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 ...


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    Jackpot Bingo Hall - Bear Soldier Bingo

    McLaughlin, South Dakota

    A former employee reported hearing the ghostly sound of a baby crying and furniture moving on its own. Rumor has it that the hall was built on top of a former cemetery.


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    Little Oak Road

    McLaughlin, South Dakota

    Locals tell of a spooky figure of a 6-foot-tall man who dances and jumps in the roadway. It looks at passersby with red glowing eyes, then disappears. This and other ghosts that appear on this stretch are said to be a result of the road being built overtop a former ...


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    Kelly's Bar

    Cannon Ball, North Dakota

    40.8 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    Reports say a very tall man with hooves and a long tail wearing a black trenchcoat has been seen here--he entered the restroom and vanished.


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    Isabel Post Office

    Isabel, South Dakota

    41.7 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    Stories have been told of ghostly reflections in the post office windows and of folks being locked inside the post office at night by prankish spirits.


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    Shupic Park - City Park

    Eagle Butte, South Dakota

    60 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    A spooky local legend says that if you walk past the park late at night, you might hear the moaning and screams of a ghostly woman, one who was found frozen to death behind the nearby baseball field fence. Some folks claim to have seen her apparition walking in the ...


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    Fort Abraham Lincoln - Custer House

    Mandan, North Dakota

    65.3 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    Fort Abraham Lincoln was built in 1872, and soon after that Lt. Col George Custer built his house. However, he and his wife Libby didn't get to enjoy it together for long, as the fateful Battle of Little Big Horn that took his life occurred in 1876. Here, witnesses report ...


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    Apple Creek Country Club

    Bismarck, North Dakota

    69 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    Both patrons and staff members have heard unexplained noises here, and the kitchen staff report that the ghost of a former chef has been seen in the kitchen. According to those who have seen her, she tends to disappear quickly without appearing to take any notice of living people.


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    Liberty Memorial Building

    Bismarck, North Dakota

    69.4 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    Haunted by a ghost referred to as the "Stack Monster". People claim to see a male apparition and hear ghostly footsteps. On occasion workers claim to hear their name called when no one else is present.


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    Menoken Cemetery

    Menoken, North Dakota

    70.8 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    An apparition of a farmer, hovering 5 or 6 feet above the ground, is said to appear in the field across the street from the cemetery. He is seen running and carrying a bucket.


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    Rock Roof Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Glen Ullin, North Dakota

    84.6 miles from McLaughlin, SD

    This bed and breakfast is an old-fashioned inn with a twist; the building houses a poltergeist who has been known to open and close doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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