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Tombstone Investigation June 19, 2021

Updated: Jun 28

As you probably know by now, I had the pleasure of getting to investigate in Tombstone, Arizona last week. What a place this is too. It is like stepping back into time, just as many of the locations I visit. If you've seen the movie, though historically off, it gives you a sense of what life was like back in the "Wild West." Tombstone is a town with a history of death, destruction, and suffering, so it really was not a surprise it has a plethora of spirits still hanging around.


The focus of my investigation revolved around two locations, Boot Hill Graveyard and the Bird Cage Theatre. I started at the graveyard because it closed at 6. If you visit Tombstone, don't miss

this cemetery, it is unlike any I have ever encountered before. Be sure to bring cash though, it costs $3 to enter. I didn't spend as much time here as I would have liked because it was 120 degrees. Dry heat or not, that's hot.



Boot Hill is the final resting place of many of the outlaws who met their fate in Tombstone. I had the emf reader with me, which indicated a few instances of activity, around a headstone for George Johnson. Apparently George was hung by mistake back in 1882, if his headstone is anything to go on. I tried to do a bit of evp here, but nothing came of it.


Moving on to the graves I know you're wanting to hear about...the McLaury's and Billy Clanton. They were the cowboys who were killed during the shootout at the OK Corral which involved the Earps as well as Doc Holliday. While standing here, I felt my hair tugged a bit so I took a few pictures at the graves and even picked up a bit of evp in a couple of the "live photo" shots. I can't tell what is being said as the voice is murmuring quite softly, but there is certainly something a bit paranormal there.




Following my time at Boot Hill, I moved over to the Bird Cage Theatre. Here I had a few personal experiences but very little in the way of evidence. The two pieces of evidence I do have here are in the way of voices captured. One was while I was recording in the main theater room. You hear the recording of the woman singing, but in addition to that you also hear what sounds like a crowd talking. This is interesting because if you watch the video, you will see no one in the room with me. You can check out that video below.




The other piece of evidence I picked up was in a "live photo." I was taking pictures of the hearse that was used to transport the bodies to Boot Hill, when I picked up this voice. The female is that same recording singing...but underneath you hear a male voice saying...something. I'm not sure what they're saying, but there were no men in there, so that was interesting to me.





Other than those instances, not much was caught. At one point, I did hear a woman's voice coming from one of the former brothel rooms, but it wasn't picked up on any of my equipment. Someone on Instagram noticed a few interesting things in the video of the theater above, let me know if you see those too!


Though not much was caught, I still feel that Tombstone is a very haunted town and worth a visit if you're so inclined. As any investigator will tell you, sometimes the place is really active and other time's, not so much. No two investigations are ever the same.


Below are some of the pictures I took of the town and cemetery. Feel free to check them out, they really give you an idea of what Tombstone is like.




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