Haunted Places in Wasta, South Dakota



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    Elks Theatre

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    38.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    Although this historic theatre has been remodeled on several occasions since its opening in the early twentieth century, patrons and staff say the resident ghost has never left. Known fondly as 'Jimmy', staff claim the spirit is benevolent, and is occasionally seen seated in the main theatre after closing hours. (Submitted ...


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    Hotel Alex Johnson

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    38.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    Site of a "white lady" haunting, allegedly the ghost of a young woman who jumped or was thrown from the window of room 812. She is often seen wandering the halls in a white gown, and the room associated with her has numerous report of haunted activity, including the ...


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    Sanford's

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    38.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    This diner is believed to be haunted by several spirits, although the origin of the haunting is as of yet unknown. Staff have reported plates flying off shelves, disembodied footsteps and the apparition of a man in a green jacket walking up and down the corridor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sports Rock Pizza - Hooky Jacks

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    38.9 miles from Wasta, SD

    Reported to be the oldest building in town, the local hangout housed in an 1800s structure is said to be haunted by John “Hooky Jack” Leary, a former local policeman and night watchman who once lived in the building until he died in a 1928 car accident. His apparition has ...


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    Sioux San Hospital

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    41 miles from Wasta, SD

    It began in 1898 as a boarding school for Native Americans, but was turned into a sanitarium in 1933. In 1939 it was converted to a hospital for Native Americans with TB; then in the 1960s, it closed and stayed empty for a time. Currently it is a hospital. Reports ...


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    Keystone Cemetery

    Keystone, South Dakota

    49.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    Many workers who died during the construction of Mt. Rushmore are buried in this cemetery that overlooks the Mount itself. It is said that visitors who have taken video of this graveyard have caught images of ghostly figures and faces.


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    Black Hills Playhouse

    Custer, South Dakota

    52.1 miles from Wasta, SD

    This historic building was once Camp Lodge, Depression-era housing for unemployed men who were to work on the then-new national parks system. One of the workmen's daughters is said to haunt the playhouse's costume room. The ghost likes to lay out certain costumes in the night, which are found by ...


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    1880 Train

    Hill City, South Dakota

    56.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    The 1880 train was the first locomotive steam engine brought into the region by a bull team. Employees in the Highliner Eatery, located in an actual train car, say they have seen the apparition of a man in a brown suit.


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    Alpine Inn

    Hill City, South Dakota

    56.9 miles from Wasta, SD

    The second floor of this inn is said to be haunted. Witnesses have reported that the lights have gone out unexpectedly, and they have also heard disembodied footsteps and voices.


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    Mount Rushmore Brewing Company - Hill City Harley Davidson

    Hill City, South Dakota

    57 miles from Wasta, SD

    Formerly a restaurant and now a Harley-Davidson store, this building is no stranger to the spooky: It was once a funeral home and crematory. Reports say the crematory is still visible in the basement, and employees say objects move and strange noises are heard here. When the place housed pool ...


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    Adams House

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    66.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    The 1893 Queen Anne Victorian Adams Mansion was built by entrepreneur Harris Franklin. Former owner W.E. Adams, who died of a stroke here, is said to have never left. When his wife Mary heard his spirit, out of respect for his privacy, she closed up the house and moved out, ...


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    Mount Moriah Cemetery

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    66.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    Several popular Wild West characters have been buried here, including Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny and Seth Bullock. Folks say you can't set foot on these grounds without an eerie feeling that their ghostly eyes are upon you.


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    Wild Bill's Saloon and Steakhouse

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    67 miles from Wasta, SD

    Patrons and staff have reported an arcade machine in this saloon that plays by itself for hours when there is no one around and when the building has closed for the night. Strange flashing lights have been seen by people from outside in the street, and it is rumoured ...


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    The Bullock Hotel

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    67 miles from Wasta, SD

    Folks say original owner Seth Bullock, who passed away in 1919, still remains in his hotel. Apparitions and orbs have been seen and an eerie presence has been felt, although witnesses say the ghost is not harmful. Ghost tours are held here regularly.


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    Saloon #10

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    67.1 miles from Wasta, SD

    Ghostly phenomena reported here includes ghostly voices and a piano that plays by itself. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fairmont Hotel

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    67.1 miles from Wasta, SD

    The building has a room that was the scene of a violent murder, and people have reported having objects thrown at them and encountering an evil presence. Staff and guests ghostly activity of the third floor, and many have seen the restless apparition of Maggie Broadcaster pacing an upstairs corridor, ...


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    Franklin Hotel

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    67.1 miles from Wasta, SD

    Guests have reported hearing footsteps following them around the historic hotel. A housekeeper quit after seeing a man in period clothing watching her while she was cleaning. People walking past have reported the sensation of being watched. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Villa Theresa Guest House

    Hot Springs, South Dakota

    67.7 miles from Wasta, SD

    Not currently open, Villa Theresa Guest House has also been A Dakota Dream B&B and The Total House. Some reports say the place is for sale at $189,000. It is said to be haunted by many spirits, and several apparitions have been seen.


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    Black Hills State University

    Spearfish, South Dakota

    76.4 miles from Wasta, SD

    Students say the all-male Wenonah Cook dorm it is haunted by the ghost of a woman. They say her screams can sometimes be heard, and along with them may come the smell of decaying flesh.


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    Shupic Park - City Park

    Eagle Butte, South Dakota

    87.5 miles from Wasta, 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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    Olde Main Street Inn

    Chadron, Nebraska

    89.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    Visit this inn and you may see signs of a friendly ghost named Jack. Witnesses have heard unexplained footsteps and experienced objects that move from one spot to another when no one has touched them.


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    Warbonnet Creek Battlefield Site

    Harrison, Nebraska

    101.8 miles from Wasta, SD

    The Warbonnet Creek Battlefield Site is believed to be haunted by a spirits from its past. Visitors have heard footsteps running through the woods and voices that speak in strange languages, most likely Cheyenne. A green glowing mist has been seen by many visitors near the monument that marks the ...


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    Isabel Post Office

    Isabel, South Dakota

    104.3 miles from Wasta, 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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