I live in Northern Kentucky as well, and my mother has several stories about Bobby Mackies ghosts.
But then, she believes in ghosts.
The first one involves her working there for a short period of time as a waitress or bar back or something in the late 70's early 80's. The place
was new-ish. My parents knew Bobby pretty well and he wanted some people he could trust.
Coming from the basement she said a ghost of a woman literally stepped in front of her on the stairs and tried to slap her and all she felt was a cold
breeze and her eyes were stinging. She told him what happened, left right after that and didn't go back into that place for 6 years.
When she did go back to visit Bobby was playing up the haunted bit pretty good, so after he closed he wanted her to tell him the story again.
She was telling the story and the lights started flickering, and a breeze blew inside the room and riffled things, and everyone there started laughing
and talking about how creepy it was. On the way out she says the woman ghost pushed her again at the door, and my dad remembered she had bruises on
Of course, I say that story is to cover up spousal abuse, but that's just me. Apparently my biological dad was kind of a mean drunk.
So many years later my dad had passed away, and my moms new husband is a musician, he was asked to fill in for a guitar player for some country play
along band for someone they think is famous. I have no idea who it was. Old people playing old music.
She won't go. He wants her to go. Everyone in the house has to relive her ghost stories for a week before this show knowing full well she will go.
Of course she goes. She has a great time, Bobby is glad to see her, my step dad plays fine even though he's only had 3 days to learn the set list and
everyone is happy.
When they go to leave, she feels someone grab at her neck and arm, and it feels like they are trying to choke her. My step dad says it was weird
because she looked in distress, and it didn't look like she was controlling her movement. He said it looked just as she described it, like an
invisible person was roughly handling her by the arm and neck from behind. He stepped to her and grabbed her shoulder and asked if she was OK and she
said the feeling instantly went away.
Now here is the odd part. This wasn't that long ago. I was 16-17 when this event happened. I'm in my mid 30's now, and I remember this event
because of the next 2-3 days after they went to Bobby's, she was getting a bruise around her neck and arm, like an indian rug burn??? You ever had
one of those? It's an abrasion bruise, from rubbing and squeezing. This thing just got more ugly every day, and then bam come the next weekend, it
Could my mom have been using makeup to make it look that way. Absolutely!
She wasn't known for extravagant pranks, but it's totally possible.
Could she have been rubbing the supposed sites to make it look that way. Absolutely! But again, no history of that kind of thing.
Was she attacked by a ghost? Probably not.
I have only seen 3 things that even allow me to consider that someone with some real resources needs to investigate ghosts and all three of those
instances came from the Ghost Hunters on SyFy in the first 2-3 seasons.
I think everything since season 3 is just TV and not serious attempts at investigation.
I can't believe in ghosts, because I can't say I have seen evidence of them that convinces me I should believe in ghosts.
But I would LOVE to see that evidence. I'm open to evidence.
EVP's can't be trusted.
Standard photography, Video, and even thermal imaging are so subjective, that the evidence just proves that something unexplainable happened in the
images. It doesn't mean ghosts. It means something that currently has no simple reasonable explanation.
Just like UFO's. Well anything unexplained and flying is a UFO. To a degree a bird you can't identify is a UFO.
I'd like you to read my thread about measuring ghosts. How to measure ghosts and so on. You might really like the thread. If you wouldn't mind
reading it, I'd like to hear your opinions of my theories and ideas. It is linked just below.
Ghost Measurements I'd like to see taken.