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#1 Ysbryd

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

I am planning a trip to Kentucky in early Autumn and know of two haunted places to visit while there, but I'm looking for more. My friend that I will be visiting is going to take me to Bobby Mackey's place and Waverly in Louisville, but I'm looking for other places too. I will be staying in Lexington and would rather not stray too far from there. Since Mackey's place is 1.5 hours from Lexington, I'd like to stay within that range.

 

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:48 AM

About 30 miles outside of Lexington going towards Frankfurt, there's the historic Buffalo Trace Distillery.

 

If everyone in your party is over the age of 21, you can schedule a ghost tour of the facility.  From the website, it looks like the tours, which are only held Thursday through Saturday at 7pm, are FREE and include a sample tasting, lol. This location was featured on Ghost Hunters and is apparently home to several different ghosts, including that of Colonel Blanton, an instrumental figure in the history of the distillery.

 

Here's the tour page:

https://www.buffalot...it-us/our-tours


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:18 AM

*Obviously that should be Frankfort, but it looks like I waited too long to edited the typing error, and now it won't let me, lol.  Anyway, since I'm using this space anyway, here's my list of other haunted places throughout Kentucky.  I'm always trying to add more...but just never get around to it, lol.

 

http://theresashaunt...d-kentucky.html


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

Thanks Theresa. :) I will add Buffalo Trace to my list of distilleries to visit for sure!!



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:51 PM

You will have so much fun! Kentucky is such an interesting place, paranormally speaking. Here is some places that may be interesting to you.

In Lexington:

Ashland, Henry Clays estate

Hunt-Morgan House

Lexington Cemetery (Particularly John Hunt Morgan's final resting place)

loudoun House

 

In Bardstown

Old Talbott Inn

My Old Kentucky Home a/k/a Federal Hill

the grave of Judge John Rowan

 

Perryville Battlefield

 

In Carlisle

Bluelicks Battlefield

 

In Richmond

White Hall, Cassius Clay's home (abolutionist not the boxer) Had a friend who was a guide here for a while, she said its very very active!

Fort boonsborough (dont bother hiking up the mountain to the civil war fort, stick to the pioneer fort)

 

If you want to slightly further (around 2 hours) then come down to my part of Kentucky the Samuel May house, Middle Creek Battlefield in Prestonsburg and the Coal Miners museum in Van Lear shouldn't be missed!

 

If you are planning distillery tours then don't miss the Town Branch tour!


Edited by allege, 12 May 2014 - 02:54 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:17 PM

I totally forgot to add.

 

In Elizabethtown

Morrison Lodge one of the only Masonic lodges you will find that allows investigations, and they investigations are pretty much all access.

 

In Harrodsburg

Shaker Village!!!

Youngs Park

 

In Paris

covered bridge on Colville Rd. can't remember the name of the bridge

 

In Lousiville

Hebron Lane cemetery

the Seelbach

The Brown

The Belle of Louisville

There was also a Civil War Prison in Louisville where the old Colgate plant is but I think this site is closed to visitors.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

also in Louisville

Cave Hill National Cemetery Where sections 33 and 34 are is where the original Cave Hill farmhouse sat, it was later converted to a "Pesthouse" for those with communicable diseases. Near the Grinstead entrance is where Beechhurst sanitarium sat.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:26 PM

Thanks loads for your input allege. Last year I made a trip to Kentucky, so I already know how lovely your state is. I made a visit to Town Branch distillery then and need to hit up a few other distilleries so I can get the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tshirt. laugh.png I will definitely make a list of all of your recommendations. Thanks again!



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:55 PM

I know of numerous places in Kentucky, but the only one I can think of not mentioned here is the Octagon House - it was featured on "GhostHunters"



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

Where is that located, Thor?



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:41 PM

Octagon Hall is located in Franklin about 3 hours from Lexington, close to the Tennessee border, below Bowling Green. Friends of mine have investigated it, and swear its an amazing site. Construction was finished in 1859. In Febuary of 1862 the confederate army had to flee Bowling Green, the Confederate capital of Ky. They camped on the grounds of Octagon Hall the first night.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:08 PM

Sorry for the belated response, but someone caught up with the answer. I visited Octagon once around 94-95 but didn't get inside. Just photos of the exterior location and grounds -

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:08 PM

It's all good Thor. :)






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