If you're a fan of the ghost-hunting show with the melodramatic douchebag...
...you know Bobby Mackey's. It was the location of the first episode of the show and they've been back at least once.
Located in Wilder, Kentucky, Bobby Mackey's is named for some country music "star" you've likely never heard of. Bobby Mackey's claims the land was once the site of a slaughterhouse, later becoming a roadhouse that changed names over the years. Other reportedly haunted places may hide it from customers, but Bobby Mackey's fully embraces it:
The site's dark history began in 1896 when a woman named Pearl Bryan was beheaded more than two miles away. Her head was never found. Some like to say her head was given as a sacrifice to the devil in an abandoned well on the property.
There are also stories of demonic possession, but that's not really my thing. If you're into that sort of thing, Bobby Mackey's is probably a place to visit.
Perhaps the spookiest story is that of a dancer named Johanna and the man she loved. That man was named Robert Randall (which coincidentally is also the first and middle name of Bobby Mackey--weird, huh?). Legend has it that Johanna's father didn't approve of her boyfriend, so he had him killed. Devastated, Johanna committed suicide. Bobby Mackey wrote a song about it:
Occupants and guests report hot spots, phantom footsteps on the stairs, the scent of roses in the basement, and other strange phenomena. Is the place really haunted? That's debatable...but if you're in Wilder, Kentucky, stop by!
That's it for Scary October 2016, but the creepiness isn't over. Every Monday on my blog, it will be Mystery Monday, starting this coming Monday. So keep checking in!