Known as one of the most haunted hotels in South Dakota, Hotel Alex Johnson has been the host for both welcomed guests and a few not so welcomed guests. Some people do not believe there are ghosts at the Hotel Alex Johnson, but some have interpreted the stories as an invitation to investigate. Brave enough to find out for yourself? You can book our Ghost Adventure Package which includes accommodation in a paranormal room, a ghost detector, and more.

For more reported ghost stories at Hotel Alex Johnson, check out the book of hauntings located on the front desk.

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 haunted rooms? Book a Ghost Adventure package which includes:

  • Accommodation in a reported haunted 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 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.

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