A vacation that my hubby and I went on that was quite interesting. Jack had loved collecting trains and so when we went on vacation I would plan places that had little antique stores and some old history. We had been to Tombstone one of the most haunted towns of the old west during this vacation trip. This town is famous for the shoot out at the O.K corral. Doc Holliday ,Wyatt Earp the Clanton brothers and all those western characters you have seen in the old movies. Tombstone is the town where these men hung out because frankly it's in the middle of no where. Tombstone also has the old boot hill cemetery which you had to enter through a store.One interesting place we went to was the Birdcage theatre and museum. This old west theatre was exactly like it was in the old western days and preserved very well with lots of western atmosphere. It was dusty and you felt like you had stepped back in the old west. The Bird Cage is known for having numerous ghost sightings. It was very interesting how little their theatres were in those days. It was very small and if you had box seats you were really noticeable! This Theatre which served as a saloon and high stake poker was played which was evident by over 26 deaths 20 gun fights and 140 bullet holes in the ceiling and building. This was the wild west and where legends started!
As we would drive I was the navigator and looking thru my vacation brochures I saw Bisbee Arizona an old copper mining town.This small town was hilly filled with little shops old buildings and antique stores The biggest thing in the town of Bisbee was the coppermine with it's tours which we went on and a big old hotel.
I love old buildings and so I asked my husband can we stay here and we splurged and walked up the steps and into this old hotel.
|Hallway in the Copper Queen|
The ghosts are also seen in the bar downstairs . Now I have never been in a old western brothel but this is what I imagined a room would look like tall ceilings lace curtains old wall paper a big fan above your head. . All the architecture of the room made you totally feel like you were back a hundred years in this old copper mining town. I went in the old room looked about and felt uneasy. Jack went down to get something out of our car .I sat on the bed and realized the bathroom was a large room with a long tall window and but kind of scary for some reason. You could hear a bar or a nightclub next door and muffled loud voices. All of a sudden I heard a small tapping at the door . It would softly tap tap tap. I went to the door no body was there. This was the floor where the ghost hung out and I was a little uneasy. I went and looked out the window and the town below when I heard the soft tapping again. I went out the door and looked down the hallway expecting to see something when Hubby popped out laughing from around the corner.
Well now that he had his laugh I did not sleep the entire night. The power of suggestion in an old Haunted Hotel is incredibly powerful you can imagine my imagination was off the charts. So all night I looked like a little owl when ever I would hear anything my eyes would pop out . It doesn’t help hubby could sleep thru a mine blast! Being scared in the middle of the night is an awful feeling .You just wait for the dark night to end.
So yes I have stayed in a Haunted Hotel the worst night with no sleep and Thank God I didn’t see a Ghost but plenty have.
If your interested here is their site and more history and legends about the Hotel.