When you hear people at a strip club are seeing UFOs, well, your thoughts can go any number of ways. But this is actually true — at least, the UFOs part. And it was recorded on video and shared by employees at the Sapphire Gentleman’s Club on Sammy Davis Jr. Drive in Las Vegas.
Interestingly, the Sapphire workers weren’t the only ones who claimed to have spotted the odd red and white flashing lights in the sky. They weren’t even the lone strippers. After all, reports of UFOs were generated all night from the Las Vegas Strip.
“Honestly, I’ve never seen anything like this,” a male voice can be heard saying. “I mean, we’re hear every night. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Is it a UFO?
The lights attracted so much attention that even the local news stations tried to offer analysis. One meteorologist explained them away by suggesting they were simply a phenomenon known as “light pillars,” given that the lights did not move.
Here is how the National Weather Service described light pillars, via The Hill:
“Long pillars of multicolored light streaking the sky seem like the perfect backdrop for impending alien invasion, but in reality, light pillars are a common effect that can be found all over the world.
“They do come from above — not extraterrestrials, but tiny crystals of ice hanging in the atmosphere. Ice is very thin, shaped like plates with hexagonal faces. When ice drifts down through the air, it falls close to horizontally. At the top and bottom are the faces with more area. Ice is very reflective, so when light hits those wider faces, it bounces around and reflects off more ice crystals.
“That means we get these vertically stacked mirrors floating in the atmosphere. The light hitting it gets reflected up and up (or down and down, depending on the source), and becomes a radiant column in the sky.
“Light can come from the sun, moon, cities, street lights — any strong light source.”
That seems to fit what is seen on this video. But let’s be honest, are there really ever any certainties when it comes to UFOs, Las Vegas or strip clubs?