Here's the story, as we were videoing the promo for this year's Haunted Hangover, a few of us headed over to O'Connor's Irish Pub (known to be the most haunted bar in Omaha). As far as video shoots go, it all was pretty routine...we shot about an hour's worth of footage and went on our merry ways.
After a quick stop at The Elbow Room, Mrs. HitThatDive and I were heading back home. Curious to see how the quality of the videos turned out, I started watching the first few clips. As usual, the audio wasn't perfect, but, nothing too awful. In one of the last clips I shot, I heard a voice that did not appear in any of the other 45 minutes of video that I just listened to.
This is what I heard...
As a pretty picky videographer, if I would have heard a voice that loud and I would have immediately said "STOP TALKING" to the other two people in the room. I never heard a peep in the upstairs bar until I watched this video footage. Is it the voice of a spirit? I guess you'll have to be the judge of that for yourself.
The Story of "Lock Up Bob"
As I mentioned on the radio broadcast, "Lock Up Bob" was a longtime employee of The Dubliner. It was his job, oddly enough, to lock up the bar for the night at closing time which used to be 1:00 am here in good old Omaha.
After he died a decade or so ago, he apparently wanted to ensure that the bar was being locked up every night and decided to check in on his replacement one night. As the new lock up guy was counting money from the cash register after closing, he felt an odd presence. After looking up from the table where he was finishing things up for the night...the spirit of Lock Up Bob was standing right in front of him staring.
Needless to say, it didn't take the guy long to run the HELL out of there. Bob has been described as a large, quiet man. But is the the ghostly image you want to see when you're in a dark bar all alone at night?
|Lock Up Bob|
Tomorrow we will embark on the second annual Haunted Hangover. These are just a few of the haunted bars on this year's tour. Happy Halloween to all.
|Haunted back bar at The Dubliner|
|The Upstairs at O'Connor's is the most haunted|