Investigation of the Birdcage Theatre
While the others continued to sit around the table in silence, James and I went down to the main gambling/entertainment area and introduced ourselves. After we asked some questions, we went downstairs to the basement. Down there we continued to ask questions until it was time for another group to walk around. Sharon went with Tim and the last group had three people in it.After each group had their turn walking around, asking questions, and introducing ourselves, we conducted an EVP session. We heard lots of noises around the hearse and saw strange lights in the main room. Some of the noises could be debunked as possibly being a mouse or bat, and some of the lights were reflections from a passing car. However, some of what we experienced was unexplainable.
Once the EVP session was over, everyone went outside except for Vinnie and me. After they all cleared the building, we went down to the basement. We introduced ourselves again and asked several questions. We wanted them to move the chair that was leaning against the table and let us sit down to play a game of poker with them. The chair didn’t move so I guess we intimidated them. We heard noises and footsteps above us. Vinnie said the louder footsteps sounded like they were from the main room and running up the stage stairs. We stayed down in the basement for a few more minutes and then went to the gift shop. There have been claims of ghosts and weird happenings in there too. We tried to get them to play hide-n-seek, but they didn’t seem interested. Next, we went to the loft where the Black Mariah hearse and Dale were located. Sharon sat Dale near the hearse and I asked the ghosts to knock him over. Lucky for Dale, no one touched him. We heard scratching and other strange noises. Immediately following the loft we headed to the main floor but didn’t get to stay down there long before the next team was ready to investigate.
|Dale sitting near the hearse|
The three hours went by so fast and no of us were ready to leave. Each of us experienced different occurrences; voices, being touched, chills, footsteps, strange lights, and other unexplained noises. When I walked outside the Birdcage, I looked down the empty street and it had an eerie feel to it. I looked back at the Birdcage from across the street with the full (or almost full) moon above it and reflected on the investigation. Is the Birdcage Theatre haunted? I can't say for sure but something mysterious is going on inside that historic building.
|mainstreet Tombstone at 1:00 am|
Read Sharon's experience at Ghost Hunting Theories.