By the Las Vegas Tribune Roving Reporter.
Some folks believe that everyone, deep down inside, wishes, wants and
needs to be enthralled, at least occasionally.
I can honestly say, that in the nearly 10 years of the non club club’s
existence, I have attended 99.7 percent of all the F.I.O.R.E. lunches
and special events and I have been enthralled, entertained, amazed,
amused, accosted and assaulted… wait, no, skip that, I meant
educated and surprised. At any given moment, at any one of their many
get-togethers, you are liable to see an opera singer, a comedian, a
magician, a governor, a mayor, a stripper, a belly dancer, a surgeon,
a sheriff, a constable, a judge, a CIA agent, a virtuoso musician, a
jazz singer, an impersonator, a casino executive, a famous star or an
As one of the club’s founders, President Nelson Sardelli, says: “We
don’t know what we’ve got… it is good, whatever it is… and we hope
we never lose it.”
This month’s program fell in with the rest and was well presented by
Robert George Allen.
At the age of seven Robert George Allen had his first ghost encounter
when he was visited by the spirit of a family member who would sit at
the foot of his bed. The deceased older man would look at young Allen,
smile, and his image would dissolve. When he mentioned these sightings
to his parents they wrote it off to his having an overactive
imagination. However when he began revealing names and events that he
could not have known they began to take notice. The older gentleman,
as it turned out, was an uncle who had passed away long before Allen
Throughout his teen years he continued to experience ghostly
encounters and developed a keen interest in the paranormal. He began
to visit the public library checking out every book he could find on
ghost sightings and paranormal activity. When Allen graduated high
school his interest in music and his talent on the guitar prompted him
to join a rock n’ roll band. The band traveled across the USA during
the 1970s and in each town he would ask the local residents if there
were any haunted locations where strange supernatural activity had
occurred. Allen, whose musician friends nicknamed, “Spooky,” would go
off on his own to investigate the locations and stories.
For the next 35 years Allen pursued his career in show business
appearing in some of Las Vegas’ most prestigious show rooms. However
he never lost his interest in the paranormal. So in 2004 Allen created
and produced the Haunted Vegas Tour, which has enjoyed tremendous
success. The award winning tour has received many accolades and is
rated among America’s top 10 ghost tours. In 2012 Allen created the
Goodsprings Ghost Hunt that has continued to receive 5 Star Trip
Advisor ratings from his guests.
Robert George Allen recently penned his new book called “Adventures of
a Ghost Stalker” which was released in 2013.
The questions and answers portion of his presentation was further
evidence of his success; it could have gone on for hours. Interesting
how many people have stories or have had strange experiences and are
looking for the right time to reveal them.
Next month’s non-meeting meeting will be on Thursday, May 8th. RSVP to
Nonclubclubfiore@aol.com is mandatory.
I wasn’t able to find out who the next speaker will be, but I am sure
I will like it.