Ghost Adventures – Return to Bobby Mackey’s – S04E03

For this episode of Ghost Adventures, Zak, Nick and Aaron return to Bobby Mackey’s Music World which has been cited as having some extensive and aggressive paranormal activity. On their first visit they claimed to open a portal to hell where Zak was physically scratched. Years later, they return with a public ghost hunting event and multiple people have wild stories about what took place on that night.

Many claim they’re still having residual effects. A lot of people have trouble sleeping, they have nightmares, hear voices and Aaron admits that spirits from this place lead to the breakup of his marriage. Several people that Zak interviews admit to having violent thoughts and feelings of hostility. They feel this place has effected them just from being there.

But Bobby Mackey thinks it’s all coincidence. He isn’t sure what to believe, but he can’t believe his bar is somehow responsible. During the interview there is some suggestion that Bobby may even be a reincarnation of someone who used to live or perhaps died at the site. A wild proposition to be sure.

After the interviews it’s time to get down to work and right as the investigation begins there is a loud crash and the EVP of "I’m gonna kill Zak". A pretty bold start I have to say. I have to admit, that actually sounds like a legible EVP.

But that’s just the start of the threats. They’re followed up with "I’ma kill your wife" which could have been directed at Nick and "take the knife" which may have been directed at Aaron in regard to a pair of scissors near him on the table. These are less legible so I’m not quite on board with the message because the main problem, as with so many of these, is all the noise going on. They’re littered with pops, clicks, bangs, creaks, people talking over the sounds and all sorts of other noise contamination. Quite frankly you can pretty much hear whatever you want to hear in those recordings. But if they are real, someone could be getting ready for a fight.

And once again they break out two pieces of technology I find to be faulty at best. One seems to be scanning for voices in radio waves, which honestly could just be picking up a radio station or other radio waves such as people talking. And the other seems to be some variation on Frank’s Box, which I think is complete bunk and just annoys me whenever someone uses it. I’m sorry, but until someone provides some scientific or at least repeatable data or tests on how it works I will continue to scoff whenever that thing is used.

Of course if you want to believe in such things the guys feel they connect with Scott Jackson who is rumored to have been a Satanist and is responsible for the murder of Pearl Bryant. Confession from well beyond the grave?

Moving on from the EVPs, the team is joined by Bishop Long who has come to protect as well as cleanse the place. He certainly feels there is a lot of dark energy there and while performing his cleansing ritual the guys claim to get recordings of something growling. There’s also several more threats which are apparently laced with vulgarities. The bleeps cover most of the EVP and the little bit that’s left is garbled. Do other people hear something totally different?

The Bishop brings the night to a close with a cleansing ritual and feels that demonic possession might be right around the corner if they’re not careful. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see all that since the cameras are turned off.

In the end however, the guys gather for a bit of a public service announcement where they caution viewers about the dangers of what they do and the experiences they have. I guess that is fair warning that things could get out of hand. Don’t try this at home kids!

In the end they claim to get dozens of EVPs that have nothing good to say and lay down threats at every turn. Too bad we really didn’t get to see their last visit with the public ghost hunt (or at least I didn’t, it seems like one hell of a time).

So is Bobby Mackey’s haunted? Are there really bad spirits still roaming the halls just waiting to pounce on the patrons? The team certainly thinks so, but Bobby seems to dismiss it all.

Mysterious haunting or wild imaginations?

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2 Responses to Ghost Adventures – Return to Bobby Mackey’s – S04E03

  • Vinny says:

    Here’s something to think about. Why is it that through out the entire lead up to the lock down, Zak i sdressed in all black (including to the point of when they are locked in) but when night vision is turned on, suddenly his shirt is white????

    I thought this odd at the beginning of the show and thought maybe it just made sense to have him change shirts for night vision for more visibility…. But then when they get locked into the basement, once Bishop Long starts the cleansing, Zak is shown twice in tungsten light in black, while intermixed in the editing with the white top in night vision…

    I really love this show and hope this isn’t “pick ups,” cheats or “staging” because I may not be back to watch more.

  • Wayne Brasler says:

    I thought the show showed its hand here. All the drama, all the turgid yapping from Zak, all the threatening photography, but when you strip it down, what’s left? The device through which spirits can supposedly impart language? Doesn’t exist (and the language is always crystal-clear English). The supposed voices from the dead; the spiking monitor image can be controlled, that is, just because it’s showing doesn’t mean it’s recording anything. The messages are always nearly impossible to hear, ALWAYS sound actorish, and of course they can also be recorded too. The flashing flashlights can be remoted controlled. Orbs and exiting people’s heads and other parts look animated to me but also there is no evidence whatsoever of this phenomenon occurring. Beyond that, anytime multiple orbs appear in still photography or motion photography be cautions. Any psychic (and I’m one) can tell you that orbs are not flying like mosquitoes all over the place in great numbers. Plus the whole notion of orbs invading people’s minds and altering their behavior seems like a B-movie concept to me; and certainly on this show there’s B-movie acting accompanying it. I love this show and all the others, watch all of them, keep a lot of episodes and admire the whole premise and production. But it all looks scripted to me, carefully shot and edited, and dramatized way beyond what really takes place. As entertainment it is terrific, so enjoy and admire it at that level, and figure that within there are some strange moments and unexplainable phenomenon. But in real life it’s not this dramatic, this easy to come across, or this sexy. It is, however, scary. I’ve been communicating and de-ghosting since 1963 and I still get terrified when the room temperature lowers, I glow white and the unexpected occurs, like the night in a South Side Chicago home the figure of death walked into the room.

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