Ghost Adventures: Return to Tombstone Pictures

Travel to Tombstone, AZ, with the Ghost Adventures crew as they hunt for a subterranean spirit known as the Swamper at Big Nose Kate's Saloon. The investigation also includes the famous Bird Cage Theatre.
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Welcome to Tombstone, Arizona

Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures crew descend upon the historic city of Tombstone, AZ — known as "the Town Too Tough to Die" — to reopen their investigation at the famous Bird Cage Theatre.

Bird Cage Theatre

Established in 1881, the Bird Cage Theatre was named for the "cages" that hung from the ceiling, in which prostitutes would entertain their clients. One of the more popular institutions in Tombstone, the theater was frequented by the wildest bunch in town. More than 100 bullet holes can still be seen in the walls today. The theater was also a brothel, saloon and gambling hall.

Big Cage Theatre Entertainment

The poker room at the Bird Cage Theatre. Tombstone now plays a significant role in bringing the Wild West back to life. Tourists come from all over to relive the days of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.

Host Aaron Goodwin

Who's ready for a lockdown? Aaron Goodwin gets playful with the camera while setting up inside the Bird Cage Theatre.

Tombstone's Hearse

The Black Moriah was the official hearse of Tombstone, and as you can imagine, it was used quite often. According to Tombstone tour guides, the Black Moriah was the first vehicle to have curved glass. The hearse can be seen in the Bird Cage Theatre.

Photo Op at Bird Cage Theatre

The Ghost Adventures crew poses in front of the Bird Cage Theatre, alongside its owner, Bill Hunley.

Big Nose Kate's Saloon

Formerly the Grand Hotel, Big Nose Kate's Saloon was a well-known bordello in the 1880s, operated by Doc Holliday’s longtime mistress, "Big Nose Kate." During the Grand Hotel days, it served as a place of rest for Doc, as well as Wyatt and Virgil Earp.

Entertainment at Big Nose Kate's Saloon

The stairwell inside Big Nose Kate's Saloon. The prettiest of girls would work their magic on the main floor, serving the local men drinks and providing entertainment. Customers included miners, laborers, soldiers and the occasional cowboy.

The Shaft

The Shaft is accessible via the spiral staircase that leads to the basement of Big Nose Kate's Saloon. Back when the building was the Grand Hotel, a swamper worked tirelessly to access the silver mine shafts beneath the hotel. The entry point to the mine shaft can still be seen today.

Ghost Hunter Jay Wasley

Jay Wasley takes a break from filming outside Big Nose Kate's Saloon.

Interview with Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans interviews Big Nose Kate's Saloon employee Sharon Adams, who has reported feeling paranormal activity.