In 1998, my husband and I visited Tombstone, Arizona. One of the buildings we toured there was the Birdcage Theatre. I�ve heard all sorts of stories about its frequent paranormal activity, but I hadn�t heard any of that before I saw the building for myself, so I sort of went into it blind. Just thinking it would be an interesting historical site to visit.
The Theatre is not a big building – very small with lots of displays, etc. set up all over the place. When you walk in past the lobby to the main area of the theatre, you�re looking across a long room to the stage at the end of it. We walked over to the stage, and then up the stairs that are situated to the left of the stage – between the stage and the wall. Once up these stairs you�re in the backstage area, just behind the curtain from the stage. While we were walking around this area, looking at displays (my husband on the other side of the room, doing his own thing, as was I), I heard a woman singing with a piano; old time piano music, the kind you�d expect to hear in an old west saloon. I thought it was piped in through the sound system – that�s how sure I was that I heard it. It went on the entire time I was back there.
When we left, I asked the man at the front desk what they were playing, because I liked it so much. He assured me that there was no music playing anywhere in the building, but that I was far from the first person who had reported hearing it. I heard that music clear as a bell, as well as the woman singing, but the strange thing is the exact words and tune escape me. It was perfectly clear, yet no discernible words. But at the time I heard it, it seemed so natural that I didn�t even realize I didn�t understand her, or maybe I did and can�t recall now, Though I couldn�t recall it 10 minutes after it happened. Really odd.
The whole place felt heavy, crowded – like too many people shoved into too small a space, even though my husband and I had the place to ourselves. It�s hard to explain, but the feeling was palpable.
It�s not an especially exciting experience, but it was a real experience, and quite odd and difficult to explain.
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