The Bird Cage Theatre belonged to William “Billy” and Lottie Hutchinson. Opening on December 26th, 1881, the name came from the fourteen boxes called “cages” that were located on the two balconies on either side of the central hall. The cages were mostly used for prostitutes, and drapes could be drawn in front of them for while they entertained their clients.
Now a wild west museum, the Green Door Brothel has had reports of disembodied voices and footsteps belonging to the ghosts of prostitutes. Many of the town’s residents are glad that the ghosts stay in the building, as it keeps the history “alive”.
Billy’s Bar and Grill has two floors, each with its own history. In the old days, the first floor was used as a restaurant (which is now the bar and grill). The second floor featured a prostitution house. Now, a man named Billy Ghol and several prostitutes haunt the bar and grill, often turning the lights on and off, producing cold spots, and fogging up the plate glass mirror.
The Shanghai Tunnels were used for kidnapping drunk men in the bar above to have them work on boats (this practice was known as “Shanghaing”). Women were kidnapped and used as prostitutes. The kidnappings provided almost slave-like conditions.