Deadwood’s Haunted Bullock Hotel
It’s an entire city on the National Historic Registry and a one-of-a-kind old west town. It has survived three major fires and problems in the economy, but Deadwood, South Dakota is still a great place to visit. However, guests of Deadwood might have to be prepared to have “extra” company if staying in the Bullock Hotel.
Even though it was built between 1894 and 1896 by the first sheriff of Deadwood, patrons still claim to see Sheriff Seth Bullock walking the halls of the Bullock Hotel. But Sheriff Bullock is only one of the ghosts that seem to be haunting this hotel.
Guests have reported seeing the image of the sheriff in mirrors, walking the halls and cellar and on the stairs of the hotel. Bullock was also known to enjoy a good cigar, so the smell of his cigar can sometimes be detected.
Another ghostly image in the Bullock Hotel is a little girl that brings many surprises. “Sarah” has been known to disrupt events being held in the hotel, and can be heard laughing and playing in the halls.
Employees of the Bullock Hotel are accustomed to all the “extra visitors” in the hotel. Many have even started bringing with them electromagnetic field detectors, that they use to help detect the presence of one of the paranormal guests.
The Bullock Hotel is located on the corner of Wall and Main Street in Deadwood. It’s the oldest hotel in Deadwood, with a casino, restaurant, and 28 of its original 63 rooms.