For the Native Americans of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, there are many major issues facing their community. Unfortunately, one of those issues is group suicide, and it has been particularly bad in recent years. Because of long-standing legends and stories, these mysterious suicides in South Dakota have sometimes been attributed to a malicious spirit. He is called Walking Sam, and while that name may sound harmless, the being that embodies it is anything but.
Walking Sam the shadow man convinces teens to commit suicide by whispering to them that they are worthless, not deserving of affection or life. While we don't know much about this spirit, because those in the tribe keep his stories quiet, we do know that his existence supposedly brings on lots of suicide. And whether it's supernaturally caused or not, suicide has been a growing problem for Native Americans of South Dakota.
No matter if you believe this is some sort of cursed place, if there's an evil spirit, or if there's simply a drastic issue of mental health and societal oppression, this matter has become a drastic one. Both the facts and the legends will be enough to make your blood run cold.