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Trail of the Spirits - Sica Hollow
There is a place in the northeast corner of South Dakota, about 35 miles from where I grew up, called Sica Hollow. I wrote this about it in a post from September 2012...
 " a beautiful small hollow carved out by nature, abundant with flora and fauna, streams waterfalls and walking trails, trees ablaze with the colors of Fall, a place shrouded in mystery, replete with tales of spirits from the native Sioux who proclaimed it "sica" (pronounced she-cha) meaning evil or bad."
If you Google it, you will discover that it is a place of legends, both past and present... tales of burning campfires seen from a distance, and native drums heard in the dark of night;  stories of a creature large and hairy; whispers of encounters with spirits, and an eerie silence enshrouding all. 

I have been to Sica Hollow in daytime and early evening, and felt the presence of things unseen.  I would not choose to be there at night.
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This story was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are legend and lightning.
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8 comments:

  1. You made me Google it. Kinda creepy.

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  2. It seems that there are a lot of legends about streams, waterfalls, ponds, lakes and seas all over the world. A friend of mine, who has studied folklore, often says that places full of water are believed to be where this world and 'other worlds' meet...

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  3. I'm not the outdoor type but I'd love to visit this place. Might even steal it for a story one day.

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  4. Sounds like a place worth seeing in broad daylight.

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  5. nope- not staying there after dark! Gorgeous photo!

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  6. you've sold me: I want to go there!
    and yes, even at night. (Technically, Yes - I would be scared and I am basically a wuss. but I love the feeling of having a good fright -- if that makes sense...??)

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  7. this is awesome!!! thanks for stopping by, I am following you now thru blogger and hope you will do the same

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  8. now I am going to go google this ... I have to wonder how someplace so utterly gorgeous could become known as evil or bad? I did a few guest blog things this week and really missed the tuesday ... I love doing it and feel its absence! Off I go! Next week I will be back to Tuesdays! Thanks for hosting them Josie!

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