Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cincinnati and Newport: Bobby Mackey's haunted places in Wilder, Kentucky

When we travel we love to learn the history of the places we visit, and visiting haunted places is probably the most interesting way to see a place from a different perspective. We've been on haunted history tours everywhere from Kansas City to Key West, and Joe loves watching all those ghost hunter shows, so its probably not much of a surprise that on a recent visit to Newport we couldn't help but go down the road a few miles to Wilder, Kentucky to see Bobby Mackey's.

Bobby Mackey's has quite the reputation and has been featured on several popular ghost hunting shows. One of the first things that surprised us was just how close this place really was to downtown Cincinnati - you can practically see the skyline from their parking lot.

We went by on the middle of the day in bright sunshine, but you don't have to do much searching online to find out about all the hauntings that are reported to occur after dark. Bobby Mackey's is right along the Licking River and some railroad tracks in an old historic river town area that fits the bill quite nicely if you are looking for a legit haunting.

We're loving our time in Cinci and Newport, so don't be surprised if you see us at Bobby Mackey's or on some walking tour in Newport or Cinci, and if you do, be sure to say Boo! when you see Josh and Joe Travels!