Sprawled out over approximately 3,470 square miles of desert and prairie badlands in the U.S. state of South Dakota is the Oglala Lakota Native American reservation known as the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The area is imbued with a rather dark history, such as being the location of the infamous 1890 battle at Wounded Knee, where U.S. soldiers mercilessly massacred hundreds of Lakota Sioux, including scores of women and children, in a bloody assault. Here is also a place of natural splendor and surreal views of hills, plateaus, and prairies, as well as many legends, myths, and mysteries, inhabited by the Native people, a diverse array of flora and fauna, and by some accounts a supernatural denizen from beyond our understanding.
IN THIS EPISODE: If you spend the night amongst the dead in a graveyard, don’t be surprised if something supernatural happens to you. (I Spent The Night In a Graveyard) *** An old man regrets not obeying his wife’s dying wish. (The Stubborn Piano) *** Over 200 lobotomies were performed at the Ridges Asylum – without anesthesia or an operating room. Is it any wonder why it’s now considered to be haunted? (The Ridges Asylum) *** A Vietnam veteran has his first paranormal investigation in a Nevada town with a population of more dead souls than alive. (Marine Protectors) *** In a quiet Virginia cemetery is a peculiar tomb that has mystified visitors for nearly two hundred years. Who is buried there? No one seems to know. (The Grave of the Female Stranger) *** Demons hitchhiking, reports of a mysterious entity, strange suicides… they all have been seen and experienced on a certain Indian reservation in South Dakota. (Walking Sam)
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“Walking Sam” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/hitchhiking-demons-strange-suicides-and-a-mysterious-entity-in-south-dakota/
“I Spent a Night In a Graveyard” by Michael McKean: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2018/11/02/i-sent-a-night-in-a-graveyard/
“The Stubborn Piano” by J. Mason Brewer: https://northcarolinaghosts.com/piedmont/stubborn-piano/
“The Ridges Asylum” by Shannon E. Brown: https://www.ranker.com/list/the-ridges-asylum-haunting-facts/shannon-e-brown
“Marine Protectors” by Pam Ennis – submitted directly to WeirdDarkness.com
“The Grave of the Female Stranger” by Orrin Grey: http://ow.ly/NkQS30mMhhZ
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