|The men's room, where a patron was|
attacked by an evil (and evidently perverted) ghost
So, why would a honky tonk be haunted? There are a number of stories floating around. The club is located on the former site of a slaughterhouse. In 1896 a 22-year old pregnant woman named Pearl Bryan was murdered (by decapitation no less). Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling were convicted and hanged for the killing. There are wild stories that the two were actually satanists who murdered Pearl inside the slaughterhouse as a blood sacrifice and dumped her head down a well that sent all the blood and entrails from the cattle into the Licking River. No actual evidence has ever been dug up to substantiate this story, but that doesn't stop some from saying it's Pearl haunting Bobby Mackey's.
Another story revolves around a woman named Johanna (also the name of one of Bobby Mackey's hits), who was a dancer at the Latin Quarter Club which operated inside the Bobby Mackey building in the 1930s. Johanna lost her lover at the hands of her father and in her grief committed suicide on the property. This story features prominently in the episode of Ghost Adventures filmed at Mackey's in 2008.
|The "portal to hell"|
We took a number of pictures, but admittedly only one showed anything unusual. Is that an orb in the upper center of the picture? Or one of many dust particles blown in from the busy highway outside?
There's a good page on Mackey's official website with various articles, audio interviews, and video footage here. The Ghost Adventures wiki has details of the episode here.
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