Southwest Montana Ghost Stories

Southwest Montana is home to many historic buildings, and with this rich history comes a darker, more eerie phenomena. Haunted homes, stories of spirits and legends of lives past linger in our storied towns. Take a ghost tour in historic Virginia City or explore on your own at one of the many historic locations where apparitions and sightings have been reported.

These stories are far better told in person, but we’ve put together a few snippets to pique your interest and get you thinking about what goes bump in the night! Plus, these stories give you the perfect platform to dig deeper into the history of Southwest Montana.

*The stories shared on this page are adapted and paraphrased from those written and compiled by Ellen Baumler, a Montana Historian, who has taken the time to check the facts, matching them with census reports, deed records, city directories, obituaries, historic maps, and more.

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