Tombstone: Portrait of an Apparition
Strange Photo of an Alleged Ghost



 
Tombstone - Portrait of an Apparition
Strange Photo of an Alleged Ghost

Join the Klinge brothers at Boot Hill Cemetery as they examine a rare photograph of a full-body apparition. In the episode "Tombstone", Brad and Barry Klinge bring their paranormal research team to Tombstone, Arizona for a Wild West investigation. Their mission: To bring a violent old ghost town back to life.


T
ombstone is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then the Arizona Territory.

Formerly a silver-mining boomtown and county seat, the town is most famous as the former home of a number of western gunfighters, and as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Its economy today is based on tourism. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 1,569.


Tombstone is home to perhaps the most famous graveyard of the Old West, Boot Hill.

Buried at the site are various victims of violence and disease in Tombstone's early years, including those from the O.K. Corral.
Boot Hill (also known as the old city cemetery) was also the destination for bad-men and those lynched or legally hanged in Tombstone. 

This eerie photo was taken by the webmaster at Ghosts of Tombstone.

Here's his story: "I personally shot this photograph of my friend in Boothill Graveyard... We had it developed at Thrifty Drug Store and I know no one tampered with it!

The picture was shot in black & white, because my friend wanted old west looking pictures of himself dressed up in my 1880 period clothes.

I know there was no other person in this photograph when I shot it, especially some guy holding a knife!

That's right folks, if you look carefully the person in the background appears to be holding a knife! Look just to the right of my friend and you'll see a person which appears to have no legs or is coming out of a grave!"


On October 11th, 2006, Tombstone was featured in episode #301 of Syfy series Ghost Hunters. The TAPS crew led by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson visit the Birdcage Theatre, which was a popular night spot frequently visited by legends such as Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. TAPS tries to determine if the place is haunted by spirits of old patrons of the Old West.

On July 3rd, 2009, the Birdcage Theatre was once again investigated for paranormal activity by the Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures crew. Ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin investigate the building while being locked in overnight to find any evidence of its reported ghostly occupants.