Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted House

Bullock Hotel

Deadwood, South Dakota

Sheriff Seth Bullock was one of the most successful and famous lawmen ever to inhabit this town. It is said that even his stare could prevent a brawl from coming about. The hotel was founded in the 1870s by the sheriff, and he has supposedly roamed the halls of the building since his death in 1919. .

72 comments on this haunted house. Share your story »


Leave a comment

Jason Moistner says:

November 13, 2008, 7:45 pm

My wife and I stayed at the Bullock in late November 2006. We booked for eight days, but had a hard time sleeping. The air seemed heavy and it was like someone was watching all the time. We checked out after five days and stayed the remainder at the Super-8 and the feeling was totally different. Right before we left the room (which was on the second floor, room 2004 or something) I snapped a photo. In the picture an orb can be seen. I have not had an orb in a picture before or since.

kendra says:

March 29, 2009, 1:02 pm

I live here and i went here believe me the ghost stories are true dont believe me? go there your self

Todd says:

May 2, 2009, 11:05 pm

I stayed in room 206 at the Bullock. After I laid down to go to sleep I heard papers rsutling in my suit case which was right next to the bed. Then I felt something touch my head. I could feel my hair move as if a hand had went over my hair back and forth for about two seconds. A very cool experience.

Bea says:

June 26, 2009, 4:02 pm

In the summer of 2005 my sister went up to the Hills to visit some friends we went to deadwood for the day. It was awesome i love it! Didnt visit the bullock ( which i knew was haunted) but we did go to Mount Moriah Cemetery. Where I did witness a werid exprience after reading one of the headstones i turned around and there was this persons hehind me like dressed in black wearing a cowboy hat well he then just all at once disappered. Has any one else seen anything there?

Deb says:

September 2, 2009, 8:42 pm

My husband, daughter and I stayed at the Bullock August 09 and my daughter captured several “orbs” of light on one photo that she took of our hotel room. Didn’t see them until we got home and downloaded the pictures. When you blow up the orbs, one has an image that resembles pictures of Seth Bullock on or inside it.

Dede says:

September 12, 2009, 1:54 am

I was at the Bullock in July 2009 and took several pictures. One was taken outside of the front of the hotel. In the top right window, there is a figure of man looking out- lookslike Seth Bullock. I also took a picture of the bar downstairs and in the edge of my flash(not visible to me when I took the shot) is a baby’s head and several faces. it is amazing and bizarre. The pictures are very clear. I never expected to see what i saw. also caught orbs and some other faces, but none as clear as the two mentioned.

chinedum njibe says:

September 30, 2009, 8:06 am

Ghosts and haunted houses are real,but we have the remedy to send them packing on the spot no matter what it may look like.
If Your house,treasure or land is haunted,terrorized or disturbed by ghosts,evil spirits,marine spirits,vampires,witches or earthbound spirits.We have new spiritual technique and very potent prayers that sends ghosts packing forever and you will never see or experience them in your house,lands or treasures.Call us on the following telephone numbers and send four first class,round trip air tickets with hotel and accommodation for four and we will come and send the ghosts packing on the spot.
Kind regards.
Chinedum Njibe.
Tel. + 234 80 3055 7345, + 234 70 395 28179
Read our profile below

Soul To Soul Charismatic Ministries is a new and modern Charismatic Christian adventure where all the secrets of the power of the miracles performed by Jesus Christ, The Spiritual Giants, the Angels of God and all the Great Souls are revealed and exposed to the public. Money, prosperity, fortunes, treasures, riches, success and wealth must bow to you and become your servants. When you attend our church programs, prayers, counseling and activities, you will become a magnetic field where miracles happen every second. We also give and provide authentic trade forecasts for traders who trade in stocks all over the world. Soul To Soul will give you absolute spiritual protection against all principalities and powers.
Barren women, impotent men, poverty, divorce, broken homes, broken hearts, broken friendships, loneliness, suicide spirits, People possessed by alcohol and drugs, Ancestral and general curses, haunted treasures, houses and lands, men and women in prison or jail, girls and women looking for husbands of their choice, men and women possessed by marine spirits, evil spirits and witches, People suffering from Hypertension, cancer, ulcer, stroke, psychological and mental problems, madness, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, fibroids, and all forms of incurable diseases and deformities etc are healed, redeemed, and released on the spot. Also your good health and long life is guaranteed.
The United nations, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, The United States, Russia, China and all the Countries located near the Great Oceans and Seas must consult Soul To Soul now for immediate and urgent prayers that will avert the impending destruction and catastrophe caused by the disappearance of the Ozone Layer and the Artic and the Antarctic oceans of ice that will continue to increase the density and the size of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans and destroy two third of the world with flood before the year 2020
The Israelis and all the Jewish community around the world and their neighbors the Arab league must consult Soul To Soul now for prayers that will break all the Ancestral and general curses, deaths, strife, hatred, war, sorrow and distress that they inherited from their forefathers and to restore permanent peace, security and prosperity to the region
Our prayers are not free because you cannot get anything from the spirit free.
Send your Charity, donations, tithes, offerings, gifts, tributes and testimonies to
Soul-To-Soul Charismatic Ministries, No. 59 beach road, Etegbin, after shibiri last bus-stop,Ojo local government area,Lagos,Nigeria and Suite 215 Administration Main Office Block, Trade Fair Complex, Aspanda, Lagos State Nigeria. For more information
Contact The Great Soul Njibe Augustine Chinedum.
Telephones: 234 80 3055 7345, 234 70 395 28179

Erynn says:

October 15, 2009, 9:30 pm

My husband and I recently stayed at the Franklin Hotel, room 212. We arrived in our room after gambling at about 1:30 and started to get ready for bed. My husband was in the bathroom, came out, and asked me what I had said. I told him I hadn’t said anything, but he swore he’d heard a woman say “turn it off.” A few minutes later we heard a female voice twice more INSIDE of our room!

Ashley says:

October 31, 2009, 11:59 pm

oh my! i havent heard of this before and i live in SD…all the way across the state though…i luv hearing about these kinds of things although they are frightening haha

Gary says:

November 9, 2009, 6:47 pm

My wife & I stayed at the Franklin Hotel on Sept 26, 2009. I went to bed at 1:30am & my wife came to the room from gambling around 3:30am. While she was in the bathroom, we both heard a child crying & a man talking to the child. The lights flashed off & on, an apparition appeared & brushed by my wife & went across the bottom of bed & left the room through the wall. It was a little creepy. The hairs raised up on my neck & I am a believer now!

joey greenwald says:

December 18, 2009, 1:52 pm

love this site

Jackson Stone says:

February 25, 2010, 2:22 pm

Hey Tom, did u ever think maybe that place just has faulty wiring?

Savanah says:

March 16, 2010, 10:37 pm


Sam says:

April 25, 2010, 1:00 am

I worked at the Bullock hotel for 5 years graveyard shift twice a week.And I did’nt believe in ghosts before working there.But I certainly do now.

Diane says:

June 4, 2010, 11:52 am

I stayed in the Bullock Hotel on Wed. May 19th/2010 in room 203. From the moment I stepped into the lobby to register, I began to feel nauseated and dizzy with chills. Our room was beautiful and we looked out over main street. During the night we heard two blood curdling screams and I don’t believe it was a lucky gambler below making that sound. I heard doors slamming but figured it was just other guests. Next morning after my shower which became very hot when I was in it, I was overcome with nausea again. We went down for breakfast and I couldn’t eat any more than 3 bites of dry toast. The poor waitress blamed the cook. As soon as I left the building to visit Seth’s grave on Mt. Moriah, the nausea stopped. When I returned to the Bullock to check out, my nausea returned as soon as I stepped inside. This happened every time I stepped into the building from the outside and did not happen to me in any of the other buildings in Deadwood. I would stay there again though. I absolutely loved our room.

britt says:

July 27, 2010, 4:10 pm

well im only a teenanger but but godmother lives their so i visited last year…Her boyfriend works there and he tells me stories bout how ppl see him in the hotel and if they arent working at the bar he will shake the glasses and flicker the lights to tell them they need to go back to work. and also how a lil boy got lost and the man he described who helped him find his parents was seth bullock.

Evan Halsey says:

December 31, 2010, 11:23 pm

Seth Bullock died in room 2 something (I don’t remember the exact number). He died at 2:30 in the morning. I stayed in the room he died in, and I woke up in the middle of the night feeling extremely hot but yet extremely cold at the same time. I looked over at the alarm clock and it was exactly 2:30 in the morning. That was the weirdest I’ve ever felt in my life.

Darin says:

September 8, 2011, 3:15 pm

The theory is that is you stand and the bottom of the steps and take a picture of someone standing at the top of the steps by the mirror there will either be some words or letters in the mirror or their will be a little girl standing beside you. And also the franklin hotel and fairmont hotel is also haunted. in the fairmont hotel if you stay there long enought you can start to smell fermeldahyde

Nikki Rowenhorst says:

June 6, 2013, 3:27 pm

We go to the Sturgis Rally yearly and the Black Hills off and on and had never been there when snow is present! So in March one year we went and stayed at the Bullock! About 2:30 in the morning I woke up to hearing very loud boots walking the hall way. I got out of bed and peeked out the door…that is when I realized there was carpet on all floors! Before I got my door shut I heard a man say..cute!!

Kimberly says:

April 29, 2014, 9:08 pm

My husband and I stayed in room 211 of the Bullock. I didn’t get any sleep all night something was touching my arms keeping me awake. We also have MANY pictures of two different mirrors with things in them. Freaky to see! We would love to share and show the world!

david helmcamp says:

February 15, 2016, 8:15 pm

Im from Maryland and my wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Bullock Hotel. Now my grandmother and mother had paranormal energy and could hear and see things. Well just for fun I took a mini recorder with us. We were in room 210 and the first night around 3am while laying in bed I felt like somebody picking up an objectand placing it behind me near the bedpost. I did`nt think anything of it.The second night is when I placed my recorder on the floor by my bed. Now, keep in mind I did`nt bother to play it until we got home 2 weeks later. I laid down at around 3am still awake and for some reason I open my eyes.floating less than 2 feet to my right side is this lady waist up, rufffles white collar, red/aulburn hair tied tightly in a bun. She also had a small red rose tied to the side.For some odd reason I was afraid. I really watched her float by me and took the entire 7-8 seconds taking in al the details I could. I also noticed her eyes were green and glassy looking (like a fighter who got knocked out) Of course the next morning my wife did`nt believe me. After getting back from the trip, I decided to play the tape. it ran for 3 full hours. Now the funny thing is both my wife and I are snorers. Well I remember it was like 4am an hour after seeing the prositute lady. I heard 2 girls kinda laughing. I woke my wife up and said did you hear that!!!! She told me no and to go back to sleep. I played the tape for an hour and I caught the 2 girls giggling and a man mocking me saying holly (my wifes name after I kept waking her about hearing it! I still have the audio and Im 57 years old. Ill go to my grave in what I witnessed those nights. Im thinking we were therein 2011-2012.

Zumi says:

July 7, 2016, 5:11 pm

I can’t find my lemon cake sometime and I knock on doors but when people open they act like they can’t see me

Leave a Comment

Name (required)

Email (will not be published) (required)


Please use correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Let's try to keep this place looking classy.
Real Haunts reserves the right to remove any comment that does not adhere to this requirement or is otherwise
inappropriate. Any post containing a link will be flagged for moderation due to recent comment spam. Feel free
to include relevant links, but please know that it will delay your post.

About Real Haunts

Do you believe in the supernatural?

This is the best resource for haunted houses, spooky stories, ghostly tales and all things paranormal.


We have mountains of stories about ghosts, ghouls, and specters.


HomeStatesSubmit a Haunt


Copyright © 1998-2019

The Dumb Network LLC

Privacy Policy