Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Washington Opera House Haunted by Loretta Stambo

When we took a trip to Maysville, Kentucky to tour the Washington Opera House, I knew there was one thing I wanted to see and find out about inside this opera house and that was were Loretta Stambo body was buried at.
Our tour guide we had was Mike Thomas, you will never meet a nicer person then him. We learned so much about the history of the opera house and some of the people who have performed and visited  it. When I asked Mike about the story of Loretta, he was more then happy to tell us what he knew and share some of his own stories with me. He also took us and showed us where she is buried at.
By the way I guess I should tell you where she is buried and what it has to do with the opera house. Loretta is buried in the basement of the opera house in what was and still is the dressing room. She is buried under  a brick floor. Loretta was a performer ( a dancer) in the 1800`s who loved the Washington Opera House more then any other place she performed at.
She always said that when she died she wanted to buried in the opera house.
One night when she was performing at the opera house she was ill but she performed anyway and she collapsed on stage. After she collapsed she was taken to hotel on Market Street where she passed away. They brought her back to the opera house and buried her there.
There has been many stories of people seeing Loretta or things happening around the brick floor where she is buried at as well as in the opera house.
One thing is for sure no one walks on the brick floor where she is buried. Mike said there is no way he would walk on it and neither did we.
Where she is buried at is the only place in the dressing room that has bricks on its floor.
While we were down there and taken pictures, we did not see anything but you do get the feeling that someone is watching over the stage and protecting it which would make sense since this woman loved this place so much. From where she is buried you can see out onto the stage.
The opera house is located at 116 West 2nd Street.
If you would like to read my post on the opera house here is the link. http://lyinnwolf.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-washington-opera-house.html
I want to thank Mike Thomas for giving us a tour and taken the time to tell us all about Loretta and letting us see where she is buried.
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Loretta's grave from the stage..she has a good view

View from the stage

Monday, June 20, 2016

Haunted Phillip's Folly`

When we were in Maysville, Kentucky we went by Phillip's Folly house. This house is said to be haunted. 
Maysville`s second mayor, William Phillips built the house that has 12 rooms and is located on Third and Sutton street in 1831.
There is a hidden room in this house, as Phillip's was a slave owner and the basement of this home held a cell where he kept his slaves. There has been ghostly sighting all through this house. Some people say the cellar is where the most hunting's take place. There is also a ghost of a dog that is seen from time to time in the house. 
There  has been people who have reported all kinds of haunted things that have taken place here from hearing people when no one is around to someone stroking their hair.
This is a beautiful house that you can now tour. When we were there they were not open but I will be going back to tour it and see if we can see of feel anything.
If you have been here and have experienced something or if you know anything about this place please feel free to share, I would love to know more about it.
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Kentucky Down Under

We took a trip to Kentucky Down Under and let me just say this was a BLAST!!! If you have read anything on my blog or if you know me in person then you know I am a BIG BIG animal lover and anytime I can play with them I am in heaven.
The main reason I wanted to go here was because they have Kangaroo's..yes I said Kangaroo's in Kentucky...OHHHH MYYYY GOD!!!! I was beyond excited!!!!
Kentucky Down Under also has other animals that you can visit and you can feed some of them and they also have a cave that you can go through and you can watch shows at certain times of the day.
This is a great place to visit and the memories that you can make from playing with the kangaroo's will last a lifetime. 
I got to feed them some carrots. The guy who took us in with them showed us how he trained them to take carrots. He held one end of the carrot in his mouth and they would take it from him. He said the kangaroo's have to feel like they can trust you to do that, well one must had trust me because it took the carrot from me. It was a younger one and so freaking cute. I loved it.
I would recommend everyone checking this place out. All of the people that we came in contact with was so sweet and friendly. I can not say enough good things about our visit. We loved it!!!!
The only thing that I would warn you about this place is that after you go in and get your tickets you will have to walk up a hill. This is a step long hill and it might be hard for some people to walk it. You don't know about the hill till you are heading up it. They do have golf carts that you can rent and ride around in while you are there.
Kentucky Down Under is located in Cave City Kentucky.
Their website is http://www.kentuckydownunder.com/
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I was in heaven to say the least

Doug and a little birdie taken a selfie 

Love that face

Doug and the little bird looking at their selfie