I’m guessing my faithful readers (all both of you) are wondering, "What’s with the obsession with ghosts?" Only that it’s getting close to Halloween, Laura’s favorite holiday, and that there’s another new episode of Ghost Hunters on tonight. This time TAPS investigated a place with which we’re very familiar, the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona. The year that we lived in Tucson, we would occasionally make the trip down to Bisbee for lunch at the Copper Queen. There were also lots of neat shops in the area, so it was a day trip destination.
Some of the reports included one room where a ghost prostitute would uncover the feet of male guests. The TAPS team supposedly caught footage of this happening to one of the team members. Even though the covers moved and no one was visible, to me it looked like a string or something pulling the covers back. But who knows.
This next bit I’m a bit hesitant to write. I mentioned to Laura that it would be fun to go on a ghost hunt. Again, I’m skeptical, but think it would be fun. Laura thought otherwise. I pressed her about this, but the only comment was that she was happy to be living in a house that had no paranormal activity.
OK. At this point I said half-jokingly, "You know, our last house was haunted."
Laura said, "Yeah, that music could get unnerving."
I had never told Laura about the music. I had heard it on two occasions – an undefineable music. It was hard to describe, but it was definitely there. Both times I felt spooked. It was hard to describe. Laura said she thought since I have so much electronic music gear and keyboards, something was left on, or the miles of wiring in the house were picking up some radio station. I finally dismissed it as a neighbor’s stereo being played loudly.
Regardless of the source of the music, whether paranormal or something more mundane, the fact that Laura and I both, several years after the event, identified the music as a source of haunting is in and of itself spooky.
But, back to our TAPS investigators…
The second investigation in tonight’s episode was of the OK Corral, in Tombstone. I love making fun of these "investigators." They talk about their "scientific" methods, but jump to conclusions at the drop of a hat (in this case, a cowboy hat.) One team was measuring cold spots with a digital thermometer. The readings dropped from very warm down to 37 degrees. Laura caught it immediately. It was almost exactly the conversion from Farenheit to Celsius. The guy hit some setting on the device. They never caught their mistake. Or at least they never admitted it. They did blame it on the wind gusts rather than something other-worldly. The investigation as a whole showed no activity at the site.