||The ghosts of cowboys still haunt
this old saloon. They have been seen standing in the doorway, seated
at the bar, and knocking over beer cases in the basement.
Big Nose Kate, whose real name was Mary Katherine
Harmony, was a flamboyant and promiscuous woman who owned the place
in the 1800's.
Many years ago in the 1800's, Big Nose Kates Saloon was once the
Grand Hotel. This great hotel hosted such infamous personalities
as Wyatt and Virgil Earp, Doc Holliday, as well as the Clantons,
And as legend and folk lore have it... in this hotel was a janitor
and odd job man, known simply as "The Swamper". He was
a trusted and honest helper who was given his accommodations as
part of his hard earned pay.
"The Swamper" had his own special bedroom
which was located in the dark basement of the Grand Hotel. This was his
own special and private haven where he could enjoy peace and solitude
away from the hustle and bustle of the hotel's many guests. Within his
private domain where no guests were invited, he also kept secret his passion
The basement was deep enough below the surface of the ground to afford
entrance into one of the catacombing mine shafts which ran underground
beneath the hotel as well as most of Tombstone. "The Swamper"
spent many painstaking hours over a period of years tunneling an entrance
into the shaft. When the digging was completed, he could gain access to
a thick vein of silver where he extracted ounce by ounce of the glorious
silver nuggets. This mine entrance is still a prominent feature of the
It is still unknown if "The Swamper" spent his silver or if
he hoarded it in an unknown niche somewhere on the premises of the Grand
Hotel. However, several workers of the now "Big Nose Kates saloon"
will swear that they have seen a ghost wandering the halls and stairs.
It has been reasoned that the ghost is indeed "The Swamper"
and that his afterlife is being spent protecting the silver that may still
perhaps be buried somewhere in this legendary building.
||Movement of objects, including
glasses on the bar and mannequins on the false balcony.
Unexplainable noises, including the sounds
of footsteps in the basement and in the saloon after closing.
Unusual areas of extreme cold and gusts of
Disembodied voices, especially in the basement.
Female staff have been pushed on the lower
section of the back stairs that lead to the basement.
We started our investigation just after midnight.
We interviewed people who had experienced different sorts of ghostly phenomena
while the last of the patrons exited. We started in the basement since
it was already closed off. We were able to obtain a few interesting readings
near the staircase leading to the main floor of the saloon and near the
old stairs next to the Swamper's quarters.
We then moved the investigation upstairs. Almost
immediately we began picking up readings of 2 nt that seemed to be associated
with a moving electromagnetic field. To verify the mobility of the field
a second investigator followed behind attempt to reacquire the fields
found by the primary investigator. The field was clearly moving in a counterclockwise
pattern around the main floor of the saloon. Photographs taken during
this time did contain some unusual images in them.
After 4 minutes we were no longer able to late
the EM field. A though search of the building turned up no other readings
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