posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 02:26 PM
I'm not a gifted writer, so bear with me as I try to paint a good picture for you. Last Sunday I went mountain bike riding in an area just west of
the urban sprawl of Las Vegas. To give you a better idea where I was, if you get on google maps and follow Tropicana all the way West it will turn
North. Just to the west of that is a big park called Mesa park. The desert is just beyond that, and if you go another mile West and about a quarter
mile North you will see a flood basin. If you zoom all the way in at the top of the basin there are a row of boulders, I was sitting on a boulder when
this event took place.
Getting back to the beginning, mtb riding is the way I quiet my mind, it's my happy place. Usually after a 2-3 hour exhausting ride I will finish by
sitting on a boulder at the top of that flood basin, contemplate the mysterys of the uuniverse, look at the stunning panorama of the Las Vegas strip
and drink a cold beer.
The sun had set, and dusk was starting to fade to black. At the time my mind was in a very relaxed meditative/contemplative state, I was thinking
about the recent ask me anything thread regarding the missing people in the wilderness areas. I started to think how weird it would be to have an
experience like that, what happens to those people? I started to think about alien abduction being the cause. I thought that if an alien were to
appear out of nowhere, that I would make sure it was one of the good guys before agreeing to go with it (I know it's strange). Shortly after that
thought I noticed two flashing lights way out over the strip, just South of McCarran Airport. I was looking at the lights wondering if they were
planes getting ready to land. As I watched these lights they seemed to be getting closer, the strip is 11 miles from where I was and the lights
originally looked to be coming from behind it.
I'm locked onto these slowly pulsing lights in a mesmerizing way, wondering if they will fly overhead. As they get closer I can see that they are
helicopters. At this point I'm starting to get a little keyed up because they are bee lining it to me. One of the helicopters arrives first and
descends from approximately 500 feet down to approx 150 feet. The helicopter stops about 200-300 feet from where I'm sitting and just hovers there. I
was definitely hoping my underwear was going to stay clean. The helicopter does a circle around me and hovers in the same spot. I am 100% sure that it
is either going to land or start talking to me over a loudspeaker. Weird thing is it did not have any law enforcement identifiers, it looked like a
regular commercial helicopter with two tones (light grey front, maroon with angle graphics behind the rear doors). The second helicopter shows up at
this point and hovers on the other side of me.
I just have to say, cause I know the pics or it didn't happen comments will follow, that it didn't even occur to me to pull out my phone. I was so
freaked out thinking I'm about to be disappeared, that it wasn't even on my radar, it's hard to understand until your in a situation where your
adrenaline is pumping so hard you get tunnel vision.
The helicopters hovered for a total of probably 1:30-2 minutes, before turning and burning exactly where they came from. A few things to note here,
first I got the hell out of there, went home and searched every helicopter tour company, every law enforcement/military/search and rescue helicopter
in Las Vegas and came up with nothing. Secondly, I went to my local bike shop(which is less than a mile from this area) and asked the guys that ride
that trail all the time if they have seen anything like that, and they had not. Thirdly, this is not a restricted area I was in.
In closing, what stood out to me with this incident was the fact that the helicopters knew exactly where I was, as there was no deviation in their
flight path, on a rope as it were. The other thing that stood out was the fact that there was two of them, that seems a bit overkill with expensive as
it is to operate those things. Any input would be great, cause I don't have a clue what that was all about.