Bobby Mackey's Music World
Bobby Mackey's Music World is an old, authentic,
honky-tonk just minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio in Wilder,
Kentucky. It has had quite a colorful past and was the site
of a pre-Civil War slaughterhouse that was torn down in
1890. However, a number of smaller structures remained that have been at that location since before the Civil War and are located in the basement of the nightclub. You can book the location for a 5-hour exploration that can start anytime between 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Because it is a working bar and the stage is set up for weekend shows someone will be in the nightclub the whole time you are there. There are cctv cameras with infrared lights scattered throughout that will enhance what you may already have. The last time
I was there, my host informed me that she had the number of several eateries that will deliver food, should you need it. I happened to be there a little later in May and it got to below freezing. I mention this because when I went into the basement I needed a sweater.
Now for the good stuff. There is, without a shadow of a
doubt, something extra-paranormal happening in this
location. I had of a lot of class A EVPs, 3 shadow people
events, I recorded an amorphous, semitransparent entity
on one of my video cameras, I experienced a cold spot on
my elbow and the sensation of cobwebs on my nose and
lips that persisted. I had a good night! If you have read or
seen any of the coverage this location has received, you
might be inclined, as I was, to believe the basement should
be more active, it wasn't. Most of everything I actually
experienced and documented happened in the nightclub.
TO HIT: All of them in the bar and upstairs apartment and the catwalk over the stage. Something substantial happened in every area.
THE FOLKLORE: Okay, time the ruffle some feathers.
Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING demonic, satanic, or evil has ever been associated with this location at any time in its history. All of that demon crap is legend and folklore that
started after the location became Bobby Mackey's Music
World. It is a huge disservice to this field to continue to perpetuate these outright lies and utter bullcrap. Those who do are willfully ignorant and are disingenuous, bold-
faced liars. (Yeah, you know who I'm talking about.) Yes,
some unfortunate high crimes did occur, but that was only when the place was owned by a gangster in the 1950s.
And yes, there is a covered drainage pit in the basement
that was used to channel slaughterhouse blood into the
Licking River. Sorry to disappoint, but all this "gateway to
hell" and "dark energies" idiocy just makes those of us
who try to maintain a certain degree of dignity, and
earnestness, look like boobs.
IF YOU GO: I stayed just south of the nightclub (a few miles)
in a suite next to a movie theater and a Mellow Mushroom.
They had killer sammies and pizza! If you need to kill some time the cinema was a multiplex playing mainstream current movies. If not, head north just a few miles across the Ohio
River into Cincinnati for big-city entertainment and dining.