5 North Dakota Urban Legends That Will Make Your Skin Crawl
You may want to get yourself a night light after reading these North Dakota urban legends.
Of course, there are urban legends in every state. Take a look at 5 of the creepiest North Dakota urban legends we could find.
White Lady LaneWalhalla, ND
The White Lady Lane legend says that a peddler man shot and killed a 16-year-old named Anna after her mother denied his request to marry the young girl.
The peddler attempted to kill himself but failed. He spent roughly 10 years in prison.
Locals say that Anna can be found wandering near Eddie's Bridge in the eerie white nightgown she was murdered in.
Custer HouseMandan, ND
I'm sure many of you have visited Fort Lincoln, but did you know it is actually haunted?
The Custer House was home to Lt. Col. George Custer and his wife, Libby. It remains a popular tourist spot.
People, mostly staff members, have felt a tap on the shoulder, heard male voices in the billiard room, and seen a woman in a black dress looking out the second story window.
So, who wants to go on a tour?
Riverside CemeteryFargo, ND
The urban legend of Riverside Cemetery makes it sound anything but a peaceful final resting place.
It is believed that audio and frequencies captured from Riverside Cemetery are from the 'other side.'
One mausoleum in particular is known for its paranormal activity. People say that if you place a recording device on top of it, you will hear knocking from the inside. Other strange noises and voices have been recorded in the cemetery.
Former Governor's MansionBismarck, ND
This very cool home was originally built for an entrepreneur named Asa Fisher who sold it to the state in 1893 for $5,000. The mansion then became the official residence for the Governor of North Dakota until 1960.
The Former Governor's Mansion is open to the public for touring. However, these haunting stories may keep you from visiting.
In 1898, former Governor Frank Briggs died in the master bedroom from tuberculosis. After restoring the Mansion, people have made claims about paranormal activity.
The master bedroom door opens and closes by itself, curtains move on their own, the closet door slams itself shut, footsteps are often heard, and more.
Pay the Former Governor's Mansion a visit and decide for yourself!
Legend of MiniwashituMissouri River
Sure, you've heard of Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster, but have you heard of Miniwashitu?
The North Dakota legend says that Miniwashitu is a large creature covered in red, buffalo-like hair. It is believed Miniwashitu (water monster) travels up-stream in the spring to break up the ice.
So, what's so scary about this water monster? The urban legend says that anyone who sees Miniwashitu during the day will go insane and die shortly after.
That's enough to keep me away from the Missouri River during the spring.