Birdcage Theatre Experience

Posted on April 18, 2010

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.

Birdcage Theatre Tombstone, Arizona

Birdcage Theatre

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.

Sent in by ifsogirl21b, Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com




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3 Responses to “Birdcage Theatre Experience”
  1. anna says:

    interesting.i think its cool.it does not look like a theatre.i know it is but it doent looke like one.did you take some pictures when you were there?thanks

  2. trolldoll says:

    i would love to visit tombstone!! so many things happen in that town. did you go to boothill cemetary? thanks!

  3. Nana says:

    Just out of curiosity, did your husband happen to hear the music while you were there?

    The experience you described sounds genuinely paranormal! It’s common for many people to experience things like the one which you described – voices, seeing people in old-fashioned clothes, etc – in old places with a lot of history. It usually happens when there was a strong emotion in the place that was strong enough to be kept there. The song that you heard may have been the same song that was played there a hundred years ago!

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