Our Return Investigation at Bobby Mackey’s in November was a Blast.
Thanks to Wanda and Denise!!! We left them something to remember us by~
Of course, lots of Video and Audio to Review-not to mention Personal Experiences.
Bobby Mackey’s Time Line:
1857 Original Building created as a Slaughterhouse and Meat Packing Plant-Blue Grass Cafe
1896 Murder of Pearl Bryant who was discovered headless, 5 months pregnant with cocaine in her system in a nearby field. Pearls lover, Scott Jackson, and his roommate Alonzo Walling were later arrested, found guilty and sentenced to death. At the public hanging Walling was allegedly promised a life sentence if either would divulge the location of Pearl’s missing head. Neither would cooperate stating they would face the “wrath of Satan” and were both hanged. Allegedly, the old meat packing plant was a gathering place for Satanist groups with Jackson and Walling as members. Many thought the head was thrown down the hidden well in the plant. Other names of interest were Detective Cal Crim and the cousin who introduced the two lovers, William Wood.
1904 Owner was Thomas J. Callahan and Associates
1940’s Ernest “Buck” Brady (6ft 200lbs) along with the “King of Bootleggers” George Remus (Pharmacist who used his position to purchase alcohol during the prohibition) purchased the location and converted it into the “Latin Quarter” A speakeasy and illegal casino. Manager was Harold Marks.
1951 Manager George Bebhart and employees found guilty of gambling
Allegedly, the manager of the club (Dave Whitfield) had an 18 year old daughter Johanna who fell for the club singer Robert Randall. Enraged at the affair her Father had Randall murdered and Johanna responded by poisoning herself and her father. He lived but she died. An elderly Dave Whitfield later sold the property to Bobby Mackey in 1978.
1952 Owner Harry Green Sr. after Brady sold the club to the Cleveland Syndicate-rumors Brady was later killed by the mob. Location reopened at the “Old Latin Quarter” as a speakeasy casino until 1961 when Sheriff George Rattermen intervened.
1970 Club reopened as the Hard Rock Café– shut down in 1977 after wave of violence
1977 November- Richard Tonnies (20) shot in front of club. Richard later died from the gunshot wound in January.
1978 January-Dan Groh (23) Shot in the neck outside the business.
1978 Bobby Mackey purchases property from Dave Whitfield.
1978 Suspicious fire in kitchen delays the opening of BM’s
1978 Bobby Mackey’s Music World opens
1989 June- Janet Mackey claims she was assaulted by unknown ghost on the premises. She was 5 months pregnant.
1993 October- Club patron J. R. Costigan claims lawsuit in regards to ghost attack he sustain in the men’s bathroom.
Heading to Bobby Mackey’s for an Investigation?
Provided is a summary transcript from our original and follow up Investigation to Bobby Mackey’s. Below those are First Floor and Basement diagrams for your convenience. Feel free to utilize the transcript and floor plans to determine you own line of questioning and equipment set up in advance.
|Audio Time||Activity||EVP Response||Rating||Question or Activity||Rec||Time:||Location:|
|Noteworthy Personal Experiences|
|0:06:15||PE||“that was creepy…..”||Doppleganger Apparition of Lisa||1||Poker Table|
|0:06:35||Evp||..jeez my watch..?||4 6 4||1,2,3||Poker Table|
|0:18:09||Evp||No||7 3||you might like the cash room..||1,3||DJ Camera|
|1:08:32||Evp||No…||6 8||..at least one casualty||1,3||Addition Area|
|1:09:25||Evp||No…||6||..one was a murder||1||Addition Area|
|1:28:55||Evp||No||7||Because he’s moving his||3|
|3:06:12||Evp||No, wait!||7||Ya’ll ready? Yeah..||2||Poker Table|
|3:36:03||Evp||I’m holding a ball….||9||Gimme the ball …gimmie the ball||3||Slaughter Room|
|3:37:22||Evp||Now…||8||sing London Bridge to them.||3||Slaughter Room|
|3:37:27||Evp||..yes..||7||5 or 6?||3||Slaughter Room|
|3:39:31||Evp||…help..||6||this is intersting..||3||Slaughter Room|
|3:44:39||Evp||…no..||8||Is it Randall?||1||Johanna’s Room|
|4:26:39||Evp||…no…||7 3||pictures of the well real quick…||1,3||Slaughter Room|
|4:48:02||Evp||..over here..||6||I’ll take care of that…||2||Gift Shop|
|Audio Time||Activity||Response||EVP Rating||Question or Activity||Audio||Time:||Location:|
|1:48:15||Evp||That’s wild||7||were you a respected man…were you feared||1&3||Cash Room|
|2:32:08||Evp||no||8||see anything?||1||Cowboy corner|
|4:30:53||Evp||No!||7||..like a lightening bug..||3||Slaughter Room|
|4:34:01||Evp||yeah..||5||If he died he could still be holding their spirit-||3||Slaughter Room|
|4:34:02||Evp||yeah||7||here..could he not?||3||Slaughter Room|
|Noteworthy Personal Experiences|
|1:46:12||PerEx||Ball of Light||1 & 2||Cash Room|
|2:05:00||Per Ex||Electrical Manipulation||Gift Shop|