Dakota Life

"Haunted South Dakota"

South Dakota Public Broadcasting



In South Dakota on SDPB

Nationally on RFD TV




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Program Description:  A tour of the state's ghostly locations with paranormal investigators Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk ("The South Dakota Road Guide to Haunted Locations"). Included: a home in Vermillion that was once the town hospital.


DAKOTA LIFE Goes Ghost Hunting:  Trick or treat. Join DAKOTA LIFE during Halloween month for some of the state’s haunted places.

In 2006, two paranormal investigators, Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk, traveled across South Dakota visiting various haunted locations. Their book, “The South Dakota Road Guide to Haunted Locations” was the result.

October’s DAKOTA LIFE takes some time to interview the intrepid ghost hunters and find out how they got involved in their line of work. Then, we’ll head for:

  • A haunted home in Vermillion that used to be the town hospital.

  • The historic Fort Randall Military Post.

  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood.

DAKOTA LIFE celebrates its 10th season this year, with the stories, people and places that make South Dakota a great and fascinating place to live. The magazine-style SDPB Television production generally looks at three topics, drawing from the fascinating people, places and things that make up the DAKOTA LIFE.

You can watch DAKOTA LIFE on your schedule by going to SDPB.org, clicking on “Television” in the left side menu and then clicking on DAKOTA LIFE.  


Paranormal folklore of South Dakota


Originally aired Thursday, October 04, 2007


Almost every town has the local legend of a haunted house, park or cemetery. Dakota Life goes on the road to investigation some of the local paranormal oddities at...

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Paranormal Investigators
Historic Fort Randall
LaFramboise Island
Mount Moriah
more Mount Moriah
St Ambrose Catholic Cemetery
more St Ambrose Catholic Cemetery
Gitchie Manitou
more Gitchie Manitou
Bullock Hotel

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