Las Vegas police reportedly installed cameras to monitor a family’s yard after they claimed an alien UFO crashed there.
According to the New York Post, a member of the Gomez family called 911 at about 12:25 a.m. on May 1 and reported that a UFO crashed in their backyard.
Family saw a tall, skinny, and green-skinned creature
The family told the police they saw a skinny, green-skinned, non-human creature, about 8-10 feet tall. It emerged from the UFO and hid behind a forklift in the backyard.
The creature had a strange-looking face, big staring eyes, mouth, and feet. It breathed heavily, and its belly heaved, according to an eyewitness.
Mysterious green light streaked across the sky
Police officers took the report seriously because they believed it was not a prank or hoax.
Footage captured by the bodycam of an officer in the vicinity at about the time of the alleged UFO crash incident (11:50 p.m. on April 30) showed a greenish glow in the sky (see the video below).
More than 20 people across four states (California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah) reported they saw the green light streaking across the sky.
Alleged alien UFO crashed in the backyard of Las Vegas family
A teenage member of the Gomez family claimed she was in the backyard with her brother when they saw something like a flash of light falling from the sky and impacting the ground with a bang.
Footage captured by the officer’s bodycam and a surveillance camera in the neighborhood appeared to show the shock of the alleged UFO crash.
It also showed a circular impression on the ground, supposedly caused by the impact of the alleged UFO (see video below for witness account).
However, responding officers who searched the yard said they found no evidence of aliens or a crashed UFO.
The family feared for their safety after alleged alien UFO crash
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) authorities told Fox News that officers installed cameras to monitor the yard after the family said they feared for their safety.
In an email to Fox News, LVMPD said they installed the cameras to put the family members at ease.
Las Vegas police installed a camera to protect the family
Doug Poppa, an independent investigative journalist (according to his Twitter profile), broke the story about the family’s experience on his podcast on May 22, 2023.
He told the New York Post that he interviewed the family on May 1 when the incident happened.
Although skeptical, he thought they gave an honest account of what they believed they saw and experienced. However, he noticed a video camera installed on top of the house during a follow-up visit.
They told him the officers who installed the camera said they did it to protect the family.
But Poppa expressed skepticism about the official explanation, saying he did not believe law enforcement authorities would put expensive surveillance systems on a family’s home simply because they claimed they saw aliens.
David Grusch: U.S. government has a secret program for retrieving crashed UFOs
Some media sources have speculated why the LVMPD installed the camera at the Las Vegas home.
The speculation comes after allegations by UFO whistleblower David Grusch that the U.S. government has a secret program for retrieving crashed UFOs.
Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean of The Debrief website first reported Grusch’s sensational claims.
NewsNation also reported that the Air Force veteran said the U.S. government retrieved non-man-made flying machines that crashed on Earth. He said he had proof of his claims and turned it over to Congress.
According to media sources, the House Oversight Committee is considering holding a UAP (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena) hearing.
LVMPD has ties to Homeland Security
Fox News noted that the LVMPD has close ties with Homeland Security but could not confirm whether the decision to install the camera had anything to do with the federal agency.
LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Sasha Larkin leads a Special Operations Group comprised of the Homeland Security Division and the Investigative Services Division. According to Fox News, the officer also has links with the Office of Director National Intelligence (ODNI).
The ODNI website says the agency oversees the National Intelligence Program and advises the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council on intelligence matters related to national security.