Which Dakota Was Ranked ‘Most Haunted’?
If you don't like to be spooked out, don't go to North Dakota. According to a Twitter survey conducted by BrandWatch, North Dakota was named 'Most Haunted' state in the country.
Nebraska ranked 4th. Children of the Corn just got real!
The ranking was based on data compiled by 5000 tweets between September 2017 and September 2018.
The top 5 'Most Haunted' states are:
1. North Dakota
5. New York
According to BrandWatch, the rankings were based on the number of ghost sightings or claims that a house/room/hall/school is haunted on Twitter and normalized based on the population of the state. This effectively showed how many sightings there were per person.
Brandwatch removed spikes driven by people watching and liking YouTube videos and also removed retweets.
The top 5 least haunted states are:
2. South Carolina
South Dakota ranks just above 'least' haunted.
I lived in North Dakota for many years and never experienced any paranormal activity, but I wasn't hanging out in corn fields after dark either.