Haunted Honky-Tonk Has Frightening History & Surreal Sightings

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Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to take a look at some of the creepiest haunts in the country. Both music fans and those curious about the supernatural love hitting up Bobby Mackey’s Music World, a Kentucky bar just across the river from Cincinnati.

According to local legend, the basement of the reformed slaughterhouse was once the site of satanic rituals more than a century ago. A few decades later, a man named Buck Brady saw the vacant building as a business opportunity. He took over the space and transformed it into The Primrose Club, an upscale bar that attracted the rich and famous of Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Brady’s success was short-lived, as he died by suicide following the takeover of the nightclub by the Chicago mob. The club went on to serve as a hub for illegal activity, including prostitution and gambling. Decades later, several shootings occurred in the club.


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In the late 1970s, country singer Bobby Mackey bought the building and renovated it into a new space, but the spirits of those who passed seemingly still haunt the bar to this day. From the reported portal to hell in the slaughterhouse drain to the bizarre sightings of apparitions, there’s no doubt something strange in the air at this country music hot spot.

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