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Legends Of The National Parks: Wind Cave's Walking Sam By Aaron Johnson, Joel Anderson, 2022

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Walking Sam is quite the mysterious legend, a South Dakota folk story of a ghost-like bogeyman who is said to live in the caverns of Wind Cave National Park, but who comes out at night to “haunt” people in nearby communities. In fact, sightings of Walking Sam have occurred all across the Dakota region. He is said to be a 7ft tall specter whose job it is to collect the souls of the dead. Walking Sam saunters along behind depressed persons, ready to take them away when their lives come to an end. Intrigued by the sad story of Walking Sam, Anderson Design Group poster artists rendered a somber illustration of the ghost-man. Truly, he is a spirit to be on the lookout for, and if you see him during your travels to the Dakotas, it would be a good idea to check in on your family members and loved ones. The Walking Sam bogeyman seems to be a grim omen of depression, sadness, and potentially harsh times ahead. To learn more about Walking Sam and his connection to the Oglala Lakota Indians of the Pine Ridge Reservation, visit the website Daily Dot.

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