Bobby MacKey's Music World in Wilder, Kentucky was showcased on "A Haunting" (Discovery channel) and also on an adrenalin-rushed episode of "Ghost Adventures," (aka Zak's "Portal to Hell"). I admit to being skeptical about this place being haunted. After all, this owner seriously wanted some publicity for his ghosts and even wrote a song about them. You have to wonder. It reminds me of that family on "Ghost Hunters" with the little kid ghosts holding the father down in the kid's bed. That couple did both "A Haunting" and "Ghost Hunters" shows and called other ghost groups in, as well.
I decided to put it on my scale just because I myself wanted to check it out. I had a feeling about the place's location that was ripe for haunting. And, yeah, it is ripe for haunting and has a seedy criminal past of just about every perversion from gambling to drinking to murder, suicide, attempted murder, and satanic ritual acts of violence.
It scored a 6 out of 6.
1. Land is limestone, dolomite, and shale.
2. It's literally right beside a waterway and has a well in the basement--ideal!
3. It's right beside a train track, as well as train track connection hub nearby where tracks meet.
4. It was originally used a slaughterhouse. Since that time, several deaths have been associated with it and a suicide.
5. The basement structure is stone and the front fascade is fieldstone.
6. It was built in the 1800s.
I'm still amazed each time I punch in new information about a haunted sites. I'm finding some that show extreme potential and I've rarely heard of them before, others that are popularly talked about that have a lower score. The interesting thing will be finding out just how much evidence of haunting these places have in comparison to their score. Eventually, I hope to find out if factors like water alone are more powerful than say a stone structure...