Several years ago when my wife’s sister Hayley came up to Pierre to visit us, we decided to scare ourselves and head out to Cedar Hill Cemetery one night. Heather and I both saw a “cemetery light” or an orb floating higher up the hill among the gravestones, and also some very strange electrical sounding noise coming from the flag pole on the hill. We went back several more times but never experienced anything like that again. If you go, please be respectful of the graves and the land.

Cedar Hill Cemetery History

Visit Historic Pierre & Fort Pierre Places for a very interesting read including this snippet:

HOVART, Mike “Dago”, died 10 Oct 1925, also known as Michael Hill-Howat

In 1924, three men tried to rob the Ft Pierre National Bank and one of those robbers was “Dago Mike” who was shot by a citizen and died in the getaway. His body was dumped by the other robbers in a washout across the Cheyenne River and when found by the posse it was brought back to Ft Pierre and buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in an unmarked grave by the County. BBlock 187 Lot 4 Grave 2