A diner exists just off State Route 134 out in the middle of nowhere. It has been closed since 1942 and has sat vacant for almost 75 years. When O’malley’s Diner opened in 1931, it was a hotspot for travelers passing through the small town of Cave City. It featured the normal lunch and dinner fare but what it became known for was the delicious desserts that were made fresh daily. O’malley’s was the place to go and was almost like diamond in the rough. That is…. until the late evening hours of October 6th, 1941. The newspaper headlines read “A horrified passing motorist, Cave City Mourns – Tragedy at O’Malley’s Diner”.
To this day the events that happened at the once well known diner could never be explained. Authorities have tried to piece together all the evidence but all the leads ran cold. No one knows who murdered the 13 people at the diner that day but in reality no one was there at the time that was left alive to tell the story.
The diner was empty for the rest of the fall and winter season in 1941 and was officially closed for good on January 28th, 1942. Stories in the small quaint town still circle every now and again with the townsfolk talking and making up their own tales or urban legends who it may have been that committed this awful tragedy so many years ago. More recently some reports have been coming in to the local police station claiming that passing motorists would see the old diner sign lit up like a candle in the middle of the night….