Ricky Gervais was a guest on the Daily Show Tuesday night promoting his new movie Ghost Town. I’ve been seeing the previews for this movie, and it looks pretty funny. I think Gervais is hilarious. His movie is about how his character gets the ability to see ghosts because he died while having a medical procedure done.
He is completely annoyed by the ghosts, but in Cochise County, ghosts have become somewhat of a cottage industry. There are lots of opportunities to experience ghosts.
Haunted Hotels: There are loads of hotels that are haunted in Cochise County. The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas, the Copper Queen Hotel, the Bisbee Inn and the Clawson House in Bisbee, the Aztec House, Big Nose Kate’s the Bird Cage Theatre, Nellie Cashman’s Restaurant, the O.K. Corral and the Wells Fargo building in Tombstone. Any others I missed? Please leave comment and let me know.
Ghost Towns: If you like to go off the beaten path a bit, there are ghost towns in Cochise County where you can see the towns that flourished during the settling of the Old West. The trail takes you on a few dirt roads. Along the way, you’ll see Fairbank, Courtland, Millbank, Pearce and other ghost towns. There’s a map you can find online.
P.S. back to the visit on Comedy Central for a moment… Jon Stewart says that Gervais is a “fact man,” and they go on a riff about how men love to collect little known facts. Gervais then started to spout trivia and some of the things he said were that about how cows can go up a set of stairs, but can’t go down them. He then went on to say that when bats leave a cave, they always fly to the left. (I’ll have to ask the folks at Kartchner Caverns State Park to find out if that’s true.)