I’m still trying to get the hang of this new digital camera. Recently I was back in the Bird Cage Theater, and snapped a few photos before I was able to figure how to turn the flash on. Later on, after downloading them on the computer, I noticed something really odd. It appeared to be a really creepy looking clown’s face in the background.
The next time I went to Tombstone I showed a copy to the Bird Cage staff. I learned that indeed clowns had performed at the theater back in the 1880s. I also decided to go back into the auditorium and take a closer look at what I had photographed.
Sure enough, I was able to debunk it. The “clown” appeared at a small screened opening to another room. The “hair” was actually a piece of torn brown paper that must have been used to cover the screen at one time. One the other side of the screen was a white table and other items displayed in the adjoining room.
Professional ghost hunters talk about “matrixing,” or our mind’s ability to form the shapes we see into familiar objects. In layman’s terms, this means that things are often not what they appear, and it is always important to check the facts before coming to any conclusion.
While many of the photos on this blog may defy explanation, this one has been debunked.