A Haunted Hotel?

The historic Hotel Alex Johnson has long been known as one of the most haunted hotels in South Dakota. From the “lady in white” to the ghost of Alex Johnson himself, there have been countless reports of spooky activity.

The Alex Johnson has become so well known for reported hauntings that the SyFy Channel’s hit show “Ghost Hunters” traveled to Rapid City to do a special segment on the hotel.

The investigators reported that they experienced significant paranormal activity throughout the hotel.

Read the episode recap here


The Lady in White

The most popular and reported ghost story of the Hotel Alex Johnson is that of the Lady in White. During the 1970’s, it was reported that a young bride committed suicide by flinging herself out of the window of room 812. Those that knew the young woman insisted there was foul play, stating that she was much too happy and friendly to commit such an act. The fact that she was to inherit a large sum of money only strengthened their argument. Yet, no one was ever convicted of her murder and the suicide ruling stood firm.

Today, guests claim the young bride wanders the halls of the eighth floor in a white gown, searching for those responsible for her death. It has been reported that the window of room 812 is often found open in the morning and that dresser drawers are taken out, turned upside down and put back in place.

Curious? Book a Ghost Package to stay in room 812 to find out for yourself.

Alex Johnson

Some guests have reported seeing the ghost of Alex Johnson himself. It is thought that since his death in 1938 he has stayed on the premises to ensure operations are still running smoothly.

The Young Girl

Some guests of the eighth floor of the hotel have reported that the ghost of a young girl would knock on their door, night after night, only to disappear in the hallway. She's also been heard giggling down the hallway. 

Ghost Adventure Package

Are you brave enough to stay the night in one of our paranormal rooms? Book a Ghost Adventure package which includes:

  • Accommodation in a reported paranormal room
  • One K2 meter (ghost detector)
  • $25 dining credit
  • Free access to Vertex Sky Bar, located on the top levels of the hotel
  • Free valet parking
  • Please make sure to select the correct number of guests staying in the room when booking

Please note that an upgrade to a haunted room may be available at check-in. Feel free to inquire at that time if you are interested in staying in a haunted room.