Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The Birdcage Mermaid
This creepy looking mummified creature is in a glass box, near the entrance of the Bird Cage Theatre’s display room. Many wonder how a mermaid would be found in the desert, so far from a body of water. The best explanation is that sometime in 1934 someone donated it to the Bird Cage Theatre’s tiny little museum. Whatever it is and however it got there, it is still a weird little artifact. Don't you just love the look on the face of the blowfish above? He looks like he is either in agony or singing.