Originally posted by hiii_98
so what exactly did security to do you guys? Whats that part of the story? Did it happen the same night ... in the desert?...way home? Where they
expecting you and Bob?
That was the evening of April 6, 1989. There was me and Bob, bobs wife, and her sister and Gene Huff. We had video cameras, a geiger counter, a
telescope, binoculars and Bob had his 9mm.
We drive down the dirt road to the back gate of Groom (not the black mailbox road) and before we get to where we want to be several SUV's, facing
towards us, turned on their headlights.
Bob's wifes sister turned us around (I was riding shotgun) and we started speeding towards the highway. Bob didn't want us to get stopped because
they would check ID's and find out who he was.
When it was clear that we couldn't outrun them, we stopped, Bob ran out into the desert and I set up the telescope. When the SUV's skidded to a stop
I ran over and asked why they were chasing us. They asked why we were running. I told them we thought they were dopers and we had chanced on a dope
5 Waks got out and surrounded us and asked for ID. After a number of radio exchanges they said this, "We can't kick out out of here because this is
BLM land, but if you stay you'll wish you hadn't."
They took off back down the road and we waited for Bob to come out of the desert. When he came out we stood around talking about the saucers and Bob
mentioned that he had his pistol aimed at one of the Waks.
Unbeknownst to us the Waks had turned around about 200 hundred feet down the road and were videotaping us.
We loaded up and drove to the highway where we were met by the Lincoln County Sheriff (Doug Lafrene) who bullhorned us out and up against the car.
He said he wanted to know 2 things. Where was the 9mm and why there were 5 people in the car now and only 4 people when the Waks stopped us.
To make a long story short, after about an hour of threats, Doug (the sheriff) told us: "I don't know why I am being told to do this but I have been
told to let you guys go. Beat it."
The next day, Bobs boss, Dennis Marianni called Bob and told him he would pick him up at his house. He drove Bob to Indian Springs where they
confronted Bob with the Waks who had seen the rest of us but not Bob.
Bob was then told, "Bob, when we gave you your clearance, that didn't mean you were supposed to take all of your friends up to watch the flying
saucers. Now, do you want to work here or not?"
Bob was non commital and after a few days decided not to go back. (this part of the story is more complex and if you want to read the exact detail go
to boblazar.com and read the archives (the interviews with Newline Cinema).