Ghosts or Haunted: Paranormal Fright in Kentucky Businesses
This Halloween season, we’ve found three Louisville businesses that have resident ghosts haunting the hallways.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The scariest night of the year is fast approaching. But it’s not just Halloween that brings out the ghosts and spirits in some classic Louisville haunts.
On Frankfort Avenue, you will certainly find sweets at the Sweet Surrender Dessert Café. But you might also find some tips.
“Our owner says she heard the wedding march hum,” said employee Caroline Johnson. “And it’s interesting because we make wedding cakes, so maybe the ghost knows about it.”
In the middle of cookies and cakes hides a story. The current café is the former office of a surgeon, who performed surgeries in the adjoining unit on the second floor of the building.
“I come here sometimes to pick up some storage stuff, and it’s like I have a feeling someone is there,” Johnson said.
But this ghost isn’t the only one that haunts Louisville’s corporate corridors. When 3rd Turn Brewing in Jeffersontown opened six years ago, the old business left a message for new tenants.
Someone wrote on the wall, “I will miss the Moose Lodge. Little girl be nice to the new owners. Don’t scare them. “
Soon, owner Greg Hayden and his staff began to notice unexplained events.
“We hear voices upstairs when everyone is downstairs,” Hayden said. “We go upstairs, there are cold and warm spaces in the place for no apparent reason that we can understand. We hear little voices passing by, window shots, little tautness in our shirts.
Since then, paranormal investigators have come out and explored the history of the building, which was built as a church in 1878. The mason’s daughter, a little girl, died during construction, when a brick hit her in the head.
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Then there’s the resident ghost of the Downtown Meta Cocktail Bar.
When Jeremy Johnson moved into the building, formerly a strip club, in 2013, the unexplained started to happen. His keys would disappear and appear somewhere he hadn’t even been to. He consulted with one of his clients who worked at the club.
“I went to see her and I said to her, ‘Hey, you know, when you were working here, did you ever notice anything weird?’ And she said, oh yeah, it’s just Paula, ”Johnson said.
Paula is a ghost who protected the women who worked at the club – after it was rumored she was killed there when the building was a burlesque club years ago.
The client told Johnson that a man was getting aggressive towards her, then the mirror behind her cracked and the man ran out.
These Louisville legends aren’t malicious, just a little embarrassing at times.
“It’s like a roommate, you know, sometimes they go in the fridge and they eat your leftovers,” Johnson said.
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