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The Bird Cage

20 Oct

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31 Days of Ghosts presents another story of mystery.  Is it real, myth, or a complete fabrication?  You decide.

Tombstone, Arizona is the home to legend.  The Wild West was known quiet well in this town, and men like Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp made their marks.  One place both men frequented was The Bird Cage Theatre.

The Bird Cage is reputed to have been the place where 26 people were killed over the eight year period in what was known as the wildest and roughest theatre in the west.  There are over 120 bullet holes which still can be found today.  But it isn’t the things that we can physically see which also remain.

The Bird Cage was known for more than being a theatre, as it employed many ladies of the night, who would take clients up into cage style boxes that looked down into the theatre, close the drapes and entertain.

Many have reported today that they have seen the ghosts of former prostitutes, gunslingers and notorious individuals walking through the theatre.  In the basement is a room that holds a poker area.  Closed off in 1889, it was reopened only a few years ago.  Its been reported that late at night a poker game can be heard continuing, as the ghosts of gunslingers, lawmen and some of the most notorious in the west anti up for a chance at the ghostly pot.  Could this be the continuation of an eight year poker game that originally took place back in the 1880s?

At one time, wax figures were placed in the different boxes, including one of Wyatt Earp.  Those who worked at the theatre would always return in the morning to find something had been done to the wax figure, either on the ground, hat tossed away, or a part of the figure missing.  Some research found that this box was once used by Ike Clanton.  Ike and Wyatt had several fueds, one of which was at the OK Corral.

There are other mysterious activities which take place in the theatre.  One picture that hangs in the theatre of an exotic dancer named Fatima is said to reveal an evil face.

Some say the west was built on legend.  Some say those legends continue to walk the halls of some of the most notorious places around.

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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in 31 Days Of Ghosts, Ghost Stories, Weird facts

 

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One response to “The Bird Cage

  1. ellisnelson

    October 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve been there. A really strange place.

     

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