By Preston Dennett(excerpted from “UFOs over Nevada”)
THIS HAPPENED IN MY EXPERIENCER GROUP WITH MY MEMBER:
One unique feature of Nevada encounters are the large number of cases in which UFOs have been seen hovering at low altitude over various casinos. These “casino encounters” are not limited to simple sightings; in a few cases witnesses have reported seeing alleged ETs inside casinos, mingling unnoticed with the diverse group of casino visitors and tourists. As outrageous as this sounds, the cases are numerous enough to provide corroboration among each other.
First, let’s examine some cases of sightings over Casinos. On February 13, 1996, numerous residents in the Reno area observed a bizarre-looking glowing object hovering at a low altitude over downtown Reno. The first reports flooded into local police stations around 5:30 p.m. Four people said that they stood outside the Gold Dust Casino for about one hour watching the object, which they described as dark-colored, but glowing so brightly that it appeared to have a halo around it.
Another witness was Jason Ruiz, who saw the object close-up with a small group of people. Says Ruiz, “It was black and it looked like it had a like a force field around it. We didn’t see any planes for a half hour, and it wasn’t a helicopter.”
Yet another witness was Charles Gilliam, who was at the intersection of Second and Keystone when he looked to the south and saw the object hovering only about 1500 feet above the horizon. Says Gilliam, “It hovered in the same spot for about a half-hour and then it jutted up and down across the sky.”
Police investigators called the control tower workers at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, but the radar operators said they had no unexplained activity on their scopes. The police learned that the local First Interstate Bank released a small group of balloons in the area around the time of the sightings, however, the witnesses say that what they observed was not a balloon, but a glowing object.
On May 2, 2000 at around 11:10 p.m., Robert O. was in the Valley View/Diablo area (south of Tropicana) with a group of four other people when they saw three “star-like” objects moving across the cloudless night sky. According to Robert, the objects “circled, merged, formed triangles and other geometric shapes, hovered, faded in and out [and] performed extraordinary aerodynamic feats not associated with any craft I am aware of.”
Robert and the other witnesses were impressed. Robert describes himself as “a skeptic of UFO stuff,” but admits that the movement of the objects was “mystical.”
As they watched the display, their attention was suddenly drawn to another much larger object scooting across the sky. Says Robert, “It appeared to be a giant building with no lights, very, very large…no noise. [It was] very hard to discern the shape as the object was only a small shade lighter than the background sky.”
The witnesses were unable to estimate the exact size or distance of the object, which moved northward across the sky in thirty seconds. Robert guesses that the object was about two to five miles away, and the size of a 70 to 100-story building. It reminded him of the Empire State building. He could see the large casinos on the Las Vegas strip one mile away, and the object was at least four times larger than those buildings.
It was 2:30 a.m. sometime in the year 2000 when a man and his wife were in their room in the Binions casino. The husband had stepped out onto the balcony to have a cigar while his wife rested in bed. Out of the corner of his eye he saw what he first thought was a jet coming in for a landing at nearby Nellis AFB. Suddenly, the object turned towards downtown Las Vegas, moving toward him. It instantly became clear the object was not a plane. According to the witness, “It was huge–by huge I mean at least a mile long, and I think about four stories high. And it blended in with the night.” He jumped out of his chair and watched the object disappear behind the Fitzgerald’s Casino, and the reappear heading slowly west. He called for his wife to come look, but by the time she arrived, the craft had leveled off, becoming almost invisible. All she could see was “something dark.” Said the husband, “To me, when it leveled off it looked like some kind of cloak, like on the TV show Star Trek. It went right over the Stratosphere Casino.”
The Casino encounters are not limited to simple sightings. In some cases, aliens are actually seen inside casinos.
(The drawing is of similar beings from a Roswell witness)
According to a well-known Las Vegas researcher, in the mid 1980s (exact date unknown), she was contacted by a gentleman who worked in Las Vegas at a major casino. He declined to name the actual casino, but told the researcher that it was his job to sit in a separate room where he monitored the security cameras that had been placed in strategic locations throughout the casino. Whenever he observed suspicious behavior or cheating, he was immediately to report the