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Alex Johnson Hotel

Alex Johnson Hotel


The Alex Johnson Hotel was built by a man who truly appreciated the culture of the Sioux Indians. In the lobby of the hotel, there are a variety of artistic pieces that reflect the Sioux culture. These apparently are original pieces that have been in the hotel since it was built. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Six United States Presidents have stayed at the Alex Johnson.

When we checked in at the Alex Johnson Hotel on the night of our visit, we asked the hotel attendant for the room where the woman had jumped to her death. Surprisingly, she didn’t flinch, but knew right away what we were talking about and set us up to stay in that very room.

It was a comfortable little room with nothing special that would have set it apart to the ordinary guest. We set up our camcorders and MP3 recorders to see if we could capture anything in the room, but nothing showed up. We also did some mirror scrying in one of the bedroom areas, but with no notable results.

In the morning when we awoke, we saw that on the various buildings below there was quite an array of graffiti artwork that was, in many ways, very impressive. This was, interestingly, one of the more important and memorable features of our stay at the Alex Johnson Hotel. We considered the prospect of jumping from the window, as the woman did on her wedding night according to the stories we’ve heard about the Alex Johnson and it definitely would have been a painful drop.

All in all, despite the fact that we didn’t capture any notable evidence on our camcorders, cameras, or audio devices, the Alex Johnson was entertaining and comfortable. The hotel night attendant gave us access into the ballroom and shared some of her personal experiences with us. She gave us an extra hour of her time after getting off work, which was greatly appreciated as well as hooking us up with the room where all of the paranormal activity is said to occur.

Paranormal Reports:

Feelings of uneasiness. Doors open and close without explanation.


The Hotel Alex Johnson (n.d.). The Rest is History. [Brochure] Rapid City, South Dakota: Author.

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