Do you believe in ghosts? What about spirits and demons?
Are you sometimes afraid of things that go bump in the night?
Whether you answered yes or no to the first two questions…most of us, if we’re totally honest, might have to admit to a ‘yes’ on the third question.
In episode 36: Bobby Mackey’s Music World, the sirens locked ourselves in a Honky-Tonk made famous for being considered one of the most haunted places in America.
You can learn more about the hauntings at Bobby Mackey’s by watching The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures: Season 1 and Season 6, or reading Hell’s Gate and the Terror at Bobby Mackey’s Music World.
The Sirens met with Laura Roland from The Gatekeeper Paranormal group, Doug Hensely (author of Hell’s Gate), and Ritch Lawson, a long-time customer of Bobby Mackey’s who had a ghostly experience in the bathroom of the nightclub (and sued Bobby Mackey over the incident).
In the meantime, decide for yourself. If you watch closely, you can see an orb fly past us just as the screen of the hand-held camera goes white in this video:
While using a Spirit Box Radio Scanner, we heard the words, “Carl’s here,” three times while in the basement of the nightclub. Carl Lawson, who died in 2012, was the caretaker and lived at Bobby Mackey’s Music World for many years. The story is that he was possessed by demons from the Honky-Tonk. You can watch the exorcism here.
Siren LC has a collection of gear that we used for our exploration:
Our EMF (Electromagnetic Field Radiation) Sensor blinked non-stop while we were at Bobby Mackey’s – indicating the presence of something unseen (but not while we were in the parking lot).
Are you interested in exploring ghosts in your neck of the woods? The Travel Channel published this list of Essential Paranormal Equipment You Can Buy on Amazon, and you can learn all you need to know in this book: The Everything Ghost Hunting Book.
A quick Google Search of haunted places in your area is likely to result in a lot of exploration opportunities! In the meantime, here’s the Wide Open County Map of the most haunted places in the U.S.
Ghost hunting advice from Siren LC:
“Honestly the best thing is a sense of adventure and curiosity, a willingness to be still and observe and a camera for photos and voice recorder…and then review the footage.”Siren LC
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, ghost-hunting can be quite the adventure. Locking yourself in a spooky place at night is almost certain to create that funny feeling in the pit of your stomach.
And, as a bonus, there are typically good stories and history to be learned as the background of any haunted space. Learn about the ghosts…or just learn about the history.
Go out and explore the old buildings and old stories in your area!