In the 1880s the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, Arizona was a popular night spot frequented by such legends as Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp. Legend has it that 26 people were killed in The Bird Cage during its reputed eight years as one of the wildest and meanest places in Tombstone, Arizona. More than a hundred-twenty bullet holes still remain in the building.
Visitors and employees of the Bird Cage Theater have reported seeing the spirits of former prostitutes and men in cowboy hats. Some claim to have been touched and pushed by unseen forces. At night, the sounds of laughter, yelling and music have been heard, as though the parties of the Old West were still raging. Many have claimed to see the visage of a man in black wearing a visor pacing across the stage.
TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society aka Ghost Hunters TV series) traveled to the heart of the Old West to find out if any of the famous patrons still frequent the old place. During filming they heard noises, saw shadows cross windows, smelled perfume, one of the camera cords that was wrapped really well around a bell fell off, they felt tugs on clothing and saw a full body apparition of a lady in white wearing a hat as they got to the top of a set of stairs. TAPS declared the Bird Cage Theatre haunted. The Ghost Hunter's episode aired on Wednesday October 11, 2006 on the SyFy Channel.
You too can go ghost hunting at the Bird Cage Theatre with ghost tours on Wednesday through Saturday Nights, Adults only. Tombstone is located in Southeast Arizona. The location is a quick 2½ hour car ride from Phoenix on Interstate 10 to Benson then ½ hour south on scenic AZ-80 to Tombstone.
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