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  Bobby Mackey's Music World

Wilder, Kentucky

 
 
                                                                  
 
 
   On Saturday night, one can hear the sounds of music coming from inside Bobby Mackey's. But some think that if you listen a bit harder, you might hear the past crying, letting you know that it remembers. This is what some people think that have been inside the building. There are a few facts that no one disagrees with surrounding this establishment.
   In 1894-1895, a slaughterhouse was on this grounds, complete with a drainage system that carried the blood and other wastes from the slaughterhouse to the river below. Around 1896, the building closed.Also in 1896, a young woman, Pearl Bryan, was found dead and beheaded in a field. Autopsy showed that she was five months pregnant at the time of her death. Through an investigation, two young men were convicted of killing her, possibly because of a botched abortion attempt, that when the abortion was not successful they strangled her and beheaded her to reduce possibility of identification. Both the men were eventually hanged, each blaming the other for the death. Time passed. The slaughterhouse was remodeled and a saloon opened. In 1930, the building was again remodeled and expanded, and the Primrose Country Club was started. In 1946, the Latin Quarter took over, running until 1961 when it closed. Several smaller businesses occupied the building until 1977 when it was closed due to being a nuisance. In 1978 the building was purchased by Bobby Mackey and reopened for business.
   But does the ghost of Pearl Bryan still roam the area? Reports of seeing a headless appartion have been noted, as well as mists, unexplained noises, and being touched. Does Pearl still look for her head, which was never found. Was the slaughterhouse used for Satanistic rituals, rituals which may have included the two men who were punished for the crime? Did Pearl's head end in the drainage system, a part of this ritual?  Or have the events that occured been blended into folklore which people now believe as the truth? River Valley Paranormal Investigations went to Bobby Mackey's to see if they could find answers to these questions.

View down the tracks towards Wilder, Kentucky
 
 

           

The window to the left was where they passed money to the room inside, the metal object to the right is the safe where the money was stored.
 
 
 
 
"Portal To Hell" where they say the head of Pearl may have been thrown down.
The drainage hole was closed in many years ago.
 

                                                     Stairs that lead to nowhere

 

 
 
Stairs where night club owner's daughter Johanna as well as Janet Mackey were pushed down. Both were supposedly 5 months pregnant at the time. 
 
 
 
Guide had the feeling of having her hair pulled.
 

    Teri heard voices in this hallway

 
 
Recordings that night were hard to hear due to the fan that ran the entire time our team was there. The following three clips are those that we could hear something that did not fit in with the conversation at the time.
*These are all better heard if you wear headphones
 
 
Our guide Wanda, relating an experience she had to us. Listen towards the end of the clip. Not someone in the group laughing, and what do you hear at the end?
 
 
In the area where the mechanical bull is located. Listen just after a team member asks if there is anyone here.
 
 
Again in the bull area. What do you hear in this clip? We initially thought this was a car going by, but on additional review, determined that it wasn't a car at all.
 
 
 
 
 
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