Haunted Places in Oriska, North Dakota



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    University of Jamestown

    Jamestown, North Dakota

    42.9 miles from Oriska, ND

    Ghosts are said to frequent two spots at the University of Jamestown: At the Kroeze Hall, students claim to hear the clicks of the spirit of a former student (and suicide victim) playing with his beloved Rubik's Cube. And in Watson Hall, the apparition of a girl around age 6 ...


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    North Dakota State University

    Fargo, North Dakota

    46.6 miles from Oriska, ND

    Ceres Hall is believed to be haunted by a man who hanged himself from a heating pipe during World War II. The basement and the third floor are both believed to be haunted, perhaps by two different entities. And Minard Hall, once rumored to be the site of a possible ...


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    Children's Museum - Yunker Farm

    Fargo, North Dakota

    46.8 miles from Oriska, ND

    The brick farmhouse, built in 1876, now houses an interactive children's museum. An apparition believed to be Elizabeth Yunker, who loved children, has been seen upstairs where children's activities are conducted. An apparition of a young child, believed to have died long ago in the old well, has been seen ...


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    The VIP Room Restaurant and Bar

    Fargo, North Dakota

    47.4 miles from Oriska, ND

    This historic building was built in 1894, and is now a catering business and restaurant. Staff members have reported sighting the apparition of a veiled woman in white in the basement, who is believed to watch over the building. During a time of renovation, a worker spotted her pointing to ...


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Fargo, North Dakota

    47.7 miles from Oriska, ND

    Legends surrounding the Riverside Cemetery say that those who put a recording device on top of one particular mausoleum will record strange knocking sounds coming from inside. Other electronic voice phenomena have been collected here as well.


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    Trollwood Park

    Fargo, North Dakota

    47.8 miles from Oriska, ND

    You may see a ghostly woman in dark blue 19th-century clothing at this park, especially near her favorite willow tree. She is said to be seen mostly when music is being performed in the park. Other apparations may be seen here, and the sound of someone calling your name or ...


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    Moorhead State University - Weld Hall

    Moorhead, Minnesota

    48.7 miles from Oriska, ND

    Moorhead State University's Weld Hall has a legend or two that explain its ghost. Depending on whom you hear the story from, either a construction worker, a janitor, or a maintenance man fell to his death off of a roof, a ladder, or a spiral staircase. His apparition has been ...


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    Moorhead Railroad Tracks

    Moorhead, Minnesota

    49.4 miles from Oriska, ND

    According to local legend, years ago a woman tried to jump onto a moving train but missed, and her body was dragged through the town. Her apparition is said to walk in the area with glowing red eyes.


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    Fort Abercrombie

    Wahpeton, North Dakota

    60.8 miles from Oriska, ND

    Fort Abercrombie, built in 1858, was the first military settlement in North Dakota. In 1862, it was besieged by Sioux Indians for over six weeks; four soldiers were killed and two were wounded.


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    Altru Hospital

    Grand Forks, North Dakota

    75.6 miles from Oriska, ND

    Also known by its former name United Hospital, the building is said to be haunted by a ghostly elevator that makes runs on its own in the night. Staff members working at night have seen apparitions inside the elevator when it opens on their floor. The alarm system is said ...


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    University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks, North Dakota

    76.1 miles from Oriska, ND

    In the university's John C. West Hall, the apparition of a young girl's torso has been seen, believed to be the spirit of a student who froze to death outside the dorm. The ghost is said to tinker with the electricity and TVs in the complex. Also, in Stacher Hall ...


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    University of Minnesota - McCall Hall

    Crookston, Minnesota

    81.7 miles from Oriska, ND

    The University of Minnesota's McCall Hall, built in 1946, is alleged to be home to spirits who have been heard laughing and stomping their feet in the halls. Doors open or close on their own, often followed by an apparition of an unknown girl. Strange sounds have been reported here ...


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    County Highway 21 Hitchhiker

    Warren, Minnesota

    86.7 miles from Oriska, ND

    On stormy nights near the old cemetery just west of Sherack, MN drivers have reported picking up a hitchhiker, only to have him disappear from their car a few minutes later. (Submitted by Paul Sethre)


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    Fort Sisseton State Park

    Eden, South Dakota

    88.7 miles from Oriska, ND

    Fort Sisseton State Park is said to be haunted. Witnesses here have described strange lights and a feeling of uneasiness.


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    Totten Trail Historic Inn

    Saint Michael, North Dakota

    91.7 miles from Oriska, ND

    This historic inn still operates as a bed and breakfast, but was used as living quarters by officers and their families during the late nineteenth century. There are reports of a man and a woman dying in the inn before renovations, and guests have seen shadowy apparitions following them around ...


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    Northern State University

    Aberdeen, South Dakota

    107.4 miles from Oriska, ND

    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 ...


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