In a recent post I mentioned that I had been developing an appreciation for the Ghost Adventures series. Well I’ve been catching up on various episodes from random seasons that my DVR catches and records. Today I watched their investigation of the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, Arizona from 2009. When I saw the description I was really excited because one of my all-time favorite Ghost Hunters episodes from two years earlier is from Bird Cage Theatre. This GH episode goes way back to season 3. Brian Harnois was still a big part of the show, and Tango was still an “Investigator in Training”. I’ve not been to Tombstone, but I’d love to if I ever get the chance! The area, which includes the famous O.K. Corral, is such a historical gem and is supposed to be a hotbed for paranormal activity.
In the Ghost Hunters episode, the most exciting evidence for me was when the TAPS team captured perfectly clear and obviously dated music somehow being played in the background. I remember getting chills the first time I heard it. They also captured the grainy DVR video of an electrical cord being lifted off a bell hanging on the wall and falling to the floor. I found it interesting that both TAPS and the Ghost Adventures crew had the kind of dramatic personal experiences involving full blown apparitions that you just don’t see often. They weren’t your typical “what the frig” personal experiences, they seemed to be incredibly authentic and real. I mean, in both situations they had to stop to catch their breath. Of course, who knows? Both teams also captured audio of the sound of shuffling cards. This makes sense since the Bird Cage was a popular site for gambling. Ghost Adventures recorded some amazing EVP as well as clearly audible disembodied voices (these voices are similar to EVP but are heard in real time without the aid of recording devices).
Embedded in this post will be the first of the three-part Ghost Hunters episode and the entire Ghost Adventures episode. Like most videos of this nature, I’m sure they’ll disappear or be taken down eventually, so if you can’t get to them below, search YouTube or get the episodes somehow. Do any of my readers have a favorite location from paranormal TV? Have you been to Tombstone?
Okay this post was inspired by a conversation I just had with a friend. He had an experience at work recently where he saw a full-blown apparition of a woman dressed in a period late 1800s dress. This was a shop, and so he naturally greeted the woman and asked how he could help her. She looked at him and vanished before his eyes. This isn’t something he’s comfortable with, in fact he’s terrified by it and wants nothing to do with it. Soon after this experience he heard from his supervisor who claimed to have seen the same apparition during a similar experience.
I tried to comfort him. But sometimes it is difficult because as a paranerdal person I totally don’t get why he wasn’t totally excited! And of course, I’m extremely jealous!
Have you ever seen a full-blown apparition? Were you scared? Excited? Please share your story. And since I’ve never seen one (other than the spirit of my very first dog), please tell me where and when to show up so that I can see it too!
Why did the full-blown apparition cross the road? (Big Seance)
In Defense of Departed Spirits (Part 1 of 3) (Building the Bridge)
I was driving through my hometown a few nights ago when I instantly realized there was a full-blown apparition of a person crossing the road up ahead. This figure seemed to have a slightly translucent glow and didn’t notice me parking the car to watch it walk into the tree line. It was 12:02am. I was so excited and amazed. Since it seemed to be a residual apparition, I decided to make an appearance around midnight the next night. Good thing there’s not a lot of traffic in this small town late at night. I waited off in a ditch near where I saw it the night before. Suddenly there it was. Silent. Full of color and detail. It was a middle-aged, African-American man with a blue jacket and a stocking cap. He was walking so lethargically (totally not a word) and without purpose. Still translucent. Still not noticing me, even though I was very near him. I was experiencing such an adrenaline rush that I forgot to pull my phone out for a picture. Actually, I did remember, but by the time I fumbled around for the right icon and waited for it to open, my picture was only of the tree line after he disappeared on the other side. I was too late. I decided to sit and wait. Maybe he would come back? It was getting cold and I was about to leave when from out of the corner of my eye I saw him. This time from the side of the street where he previously disappeared. He was coming back. It was 12:27am. He had the same look, the same lethargic walk, only this time he carried a bottle of liquor in a bag. I pulled my phone back out and got really close as he made his way to the other side of the street. I got a perfect picture. I noticed the bag had the name “Bubb’s” or “Bubba” (I couldn’t tell which) on it. I took a mental note to research the name. Perhaps a bar? A liquor store?
I woke up so excited. It took me a while to realize it was a dream and I hadn’t really captured the coolest apparition in the world. I told myself I’d work hard to remember the details, though. 🙂