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Saturday, October 3, 2015


by Bea Taylor

As we all learned this past week, there is apparently now evidence that there is liquid water on the Planet Mars.  Also, ironically, this past week the movie The Martian starring Matt Damon was released and from what I understand NASA is actually promoting the movie on their website.  Thus I find it most appropriate to feature Tina Marie Caouette, RESTRICTED AIRSPACE, on this week.

Tina Marie Caouette moved to Las Vegas in 2008 for many reasons, but the primary reason was her then recent UFO, as well as abduction experiences, that occurred while living in the outskirts of Sin City.  These occurrences completely transformed the way she lives her life today and has directed her to writing her first fiction book Alien Deceptions in 2011.  She describes the novel as fiction based on fact behind this mysterious phenomenon which has also led her on a path of discovering the truth, or at least her version of this truth.

Tina spent a couple of years with the Las Vegas UFO Hunters, and started Majestic 12 TV with them.  Also during that time, Tina spent her off-hours as a MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) investigator.  Living in Las Vegas gave her a unique opportunity to investigate local sightings.  However, may of these reports were very much explainable as local air traffic and Venus.  This, however, has never stopped her from seeking the truth.

In 2012, Tina Marie was once again given an opportunity to show her skills behind the scenes and was hired at KDWN 720 Radio in Las Vegas.  There she handles most of the board work and occasionally gets the chance to produce live shows.  This past summer she joined the crew of Knights Paranormal Research Society, not just behind the scenes, but actually live on the air with them on KLAV 1230 Radio.  This experience was what actually launched the idea for her own paranormal show. 

Programming Director, John Shaffer at KDWN was actually the one that helped get the air time for her show at KDWN called Restricted Airspace.  With all of her past contacts from Majestic 12 TV, this show is undoubtedly filled with topics addressing UFO’s, the paranormal and conspiracies.  The show airs each Friday night at Midnight and will definitely be the one hour you don’t want to miss each week.

Adding to her wealth of experience, in the Summer of 2014, Tina was the guide to Area 51 for a UK film crew who was shooting a reality TV show called Educating Joey Essex.   Tina’s job, over the four day video shoot, was to educate Joey Essex on UFO’s as well as contacts.  She also shared the history of Area 51 and brought the crew as close as they could go to the base.

Currently, besides her weekly radio show, Tina is in the process of writing a follow-up book called Project Deep Core.  She is also currently working on her memoirs detailing her own personal UFO experiences.  And as if all that were not enough, Tina is presently working in conjunction with an illustrator and looking forward to launching a series of fun-filled kids’ books ranging from Golden Retrievers to a series on UFO encounters. 

Restricted Air Space Radio website:

Google Plus: Tina Marie Caouette

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dirk Vermin aka The Energizer Bunny!

When I was finally able to “corner” Dirk Vermin, actually set up a time and place and get an interview with him, it was a very pleasant surprise. I wanted the interview to focus on his book and never expected to listen to him talk about so many other things.

Yes, we did get eventually get a chance to talk about his book, “The Devil and Dirk Vermin?!” which is now scheduled for publication in early 2016.

On October 22nd, Dirk shared that he is launching a new beer called DirkHaus in collaboration with Crafthaus Brewery located right here in Henderson, NV and will be available starting that day at the Double Down Saloon, Frankie’s Tiki Room and the RI RA Irish Pub at the Mandalay Bay Place.

Also, in February 2016, Dirk is launching a new cigar brand called El Vermin Cigar while at the same time getting ready (early 2016) to start up his brand new band named, what else but, Dirk Vermin and The Hostile Talent which he describes as “ high-octane rock and roll."  

And finally, a brand new TV show casting in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas—WOW!

Now, I know Dirk Vermin is obviously a multitask guy, but I really didn’t expect to find him involved in so many diverse ongoing projects. Just imagine writing a book, launching cigar and beer brands, a new TV show and starting up a new band!  It’s like riding a bicycle, while swimming and playing basketball all at the same time!

Now as If ALL this were not enough, Dirk is ready to launch two more projects that I cannot tell you about yet, but will share with you next month. In order to make sure I didn’t miss anything regarding Dirk’s projects, I recorded and uploaded two videos on YouTube.  

Here are the links so you can see for yourself that I am not kidding:

Dirk Vermin on Beer and Cigars

Dirk Vermin New TV Show

Dirk Vermin is the father of two princesses, a guitar player, producer, tattoo artist, business owner, author, and soon-to-be TV Star again. Follow him at Google Plus  Facebook  and Twitter   Also, be sure and check out his website


Friday, September 11, 2015

Xanterra at the Grand Canyon South Rim

by Sally Kuehn
We booked a room at the Xanterra Parks and Resort on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s a very convenient place, only about a mile from Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Beautiful alpine scenery all around, great for walks. Also, the free shuttle service which runs all over the area is very efficient and regular too, making it all a very accessible and enjoyable place to visit.

The twin room which we stayed at was clean and appropriate, and the great condition of the bathroom was a definite plus too.  The elevation is nearly 7,000 feet, but the temperature is typically 25 degrees cooler than the desert. 

There is a free bus service within the South Rim Area. The shuttle took us all around the canyon. First, we went to the Desert View Information Center, whose staff told us how the Grand Canyon continues to inspire a variety of people. It is located at the park’s east entrance, 26 miles from Grand Canyon Village on hwy. 64. at Market Plaza. 

We were also at the Verkamp’s Visitor Center, located within the Historic District on the canyon rim just east of the Hopi House, which is one of the oldest buildings in the park. The National Park Service rangers and Grand Canyon Association staff will answer any questions you may have regarding the park and its natural and cultural resources. The hours vary seasonally; check the current schedule at the park.

Any visitor can plan to visit the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and see a park film and view exhibits. This Visitor Center is located near Mather Point and is within walking distance to the canyon rim.  Ample parking is available and you can ride the free shuttle bus from any of the in-park lodges.

We also visited the Tusayan Museum and Ruin to see original artifacts, which included split twig figurines and ancestral Puebloan pottery. And the Yavapai Geology Museum is a unique historic building located just a short walk or  shuttle ride from the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. It features gorgeous canyon views from its panoramic windows. Exhibits help park visitors to see and understand the complex geologic history of the area. 

Finally, there is a General Store located at the Grand Canyon Village Market (928-638-2262) that carries a full line of groceries as well as hiking equipment.  A tourist can purchase anything he needs and also buy gifts at this General Store.

Please click here for more photos.

Friday, September 4, 2015


by Bea Taylor
I got a flyer and it said "100% Free VIP entry and free drinks”  Yes, it is for real! Last Friday, I went with two friends to the Ghostbar to check it out.  

Chris Hornak (Las Vegas Guest List) took us to the VIP line and we really passed in front of all these people who were waiting to get to the elevators. 

At the Ghostbar, Chris invited us for drinks and about a half hour later, we went back to the bar for more drinks. There he was and before we opened our mouths to order drinks, he ordered for us. It amazed me, how he could memorize other people’s favorite drinks. Not only ours, but customers that arrived at the bar at the same time we did.  

Originally from New York, Chris Hornak has been working in a variety of professional fields, doing a little bit of everything - from being a webmaster, to a professional poker player for 2, 3 years. "It's fun, but it is not a real job. I eventually went a little bit crazy and went to get a real job so I sold websites for a little while for a company up North and doing that I met some nightclub promoters and they got me into the game."

Since then, Chris has been working as the most popular promoter in Las Vegas, filling nightclubs, from 50 to 1,000 people a day. 

"My services are open to every single person. It doesn't matter if the person is tall, short, fat or skinny, it doesn't matter. I take anybody. Because I move so many people, the clubs always accept my clients as long as they are in dress code; we will love to have any type of person."

“Sometimes, for special events, there will be a special dress code. So, GBDC is a winter day party at the Ghostbar and for that people are encouraged to dress crazy. People wear crazy colors and crazy costumes; it's a super-high energy party. You see people dressed like horses, hippos, cows and everything. It's a fun party. I highly recommend it”.

Chris says, "When I wake up in the morning there are anywhere from 100 to 300 emails and text messages from people getting into clubs. It's very important to people. They take it seriously, so I wake up and go through all the messages, making sure everyone and everything is taken care of. My hours are from noon until 2:00 a.m. every day and usually until 4:00 a.m. Whatever anybody needs, I make sure it will be taken care of. We can resolve most any issue right away. All our clients need to do is bring any issue to our attention as quickly as possible so we can fix it."

Here is how to be a VIP at the best parties in Las Vegas for free:

Las Vegas Guest List
(702) 518 2582
Twitter: @VegasClubHost

Click here for photos we took at the Ghostbar

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Golden Tiki Las Vegas Grand Opening

by Branden Powers
I’m just catching my breath now from the incredible Grand Opening party we had Wednesday night at The Golden Tiki. Just one month in from our doors opening and it has already been an incredible ride! 

To celebrate formally, I brought in the legendary King Kukulele to host and entertain everyone, along with our house DJ Rex Dart, and a couple of gorgeous hula dancers to greet the crowd and perform a traditional blessing.

Our Bar Manager Jeffrey Alexander created a fantastic Sailor Jerry spiced rum Grog just for the occasion, we had a cool volcano cake by Showboy Bake Shop, some solid ribs and fried rice, and our lovely servers passed out Dole Whip for everyone too. 

Some of my favorite local luminaries came out to wish us well, including Dirk Vermin from AnE’s Bad Ink, who showed me his Hunter S Thompson tattoo, the legendary Monti Rock III, Burlesque star LouLou D’Vil and my favorite mermaid Ms. Redd. 

Billy the Crud even decided to carve a new tiki right there, by hand, and the son of Lord Baltimore was wandering around showing guests his father’s shrunken head and other hidden secrets around the place.

Oh, did I forget to mention, we got a Proclamation from the Clark County Commissioner? That was pretty cool too. But the coolest part is how great all of my staff has been in supporting this crazy dream. 

The drinks here aren’t easy to make—they take time and TLC—but they are worth it to see the smiles on our guests’ faces, both during the Grand Opening, and every night. Come visit our enchanted island! We're always open!  

The Golden Tiki
3939 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 222-3196
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Friday, August 21, 2015

MUFON Nevada - The Scientific Study of UFOs

by Bea Taylor
This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Donna Carbone, MUFON State Director for Nevada, for an exclusive interview. 

MUFON is a worldwide organization that is a run mainly by volunteers. The acronym means Mutual UFO Network. The organization is the world's oldest and largest UFO phenomenon investigative body, seeking answers to that most ancient of questions, "Are we alone in the universe?"  

MUFON consists of experts in the UFO field - government officials, entertainers, scientists, medical doctors, and everyday people that have had experiences. 

"MUFON Nevada has over 250 members in the entire State, and holds a monthly meeting here in Las Vegas bringing in professional speakers in the UFO field," Donna says.

"Everybody is welcome to join the group, and if you have seen a UFO, or you are an experiencer (someone who has been taken aboard a craft or had a close encounter), then MUFON Nevada is a safe place to talk about and discuss your experience."   

"A lot of our members [MUFON Nevada] get together to go out to view the night sky, and - yes they have seen UFOs!  Several members are published authors who have written books about their experiences and are always willing to speak to anyone who has a sincere interest in UFOs. To join MUFON Nevada, please go to .  Then just join the group and you will receive all information relating to our meetings and locations. There is no charge to join the group.”  

UFO means Unidentified Flying Object. It doesn't mean an alien spacecraft necessarily. It just means something is in the sky that is not identifiable. That’s why I dislike the term “UFO" as it can relate to so many things,” Donna says.  

MUFON is contacted by hundreds of people reporting UFO sightings on a monthly basis. Some of them reported seeing a UFO "while smoking outside," others report them while traveling or vacationing. People send recorded videos of "suspicious lights flying around, along with still photos.”  Here in Las Vegas many of the videos we receive end up being helicopters on the way back from the Grand Canyon tour, and can fool a lot of vacationers who are not use to our very busy skies. We have McCarran International Airport, Nellis Air Force Base, and all the tourist helicopters and small planes. At night our skies are lit up with so many lights coming and going that sometimes it’s hard to tell what is actually up there.

"If you have a sighting of something strange, please do a report at, so MUFON can start an investigation on your sighting. Anything that is out of the ordinary we are more than willing to investigate! Structured craft, orbs of light, an actual alien encounter, and anything in-between. If you have videos or photos there is a place to attach them at the bottom of the report".

All reports that are sent to are forwarded to the MUFON State Director for investigation and follow-up, and are assigned to Field Investigators who will contact the witness and proceed with the investigation.  

"We use special video software, and scientific methods to check the validity of videos and photos," she says.  “With all the available photo technology nowadays, in 5 minutes people can draw a fake UFO, and insert it into photos or videos for the sake of their 5 minutes of fame. There are so many fake videos and pictures on the Internet now and a lot of people believe everything they see and are told.”

"If investigators cannot establish the validity of a photo, we forward it to headquarters for validation by a team of professional photography specialists."

"You can join MUFON by logging into You'll also receive the MUFON monthly journal, or get an online eJournal, which is filled with terrific information regarding Ufology". 

"I want to talk about an important issue. It's about personal information. A witness of a sighting will never have any personal information released to the public, unless they allow it to be released by signing a statement stating it is ok that their name becomes public. It’s crucial that a witness understands this as so many witnesses are afraid to allow their name to be used."

Donna also told me about how people can become Field Investigators. "It's almost like being a detective. Training is involved before anyone is turned lose to investigate a case, and you are given different websites in order to look-up the weather at the time of the sighting, to check on rockets and the International Space Station to see if anything was in the sky during the sighting, and a website to help calculate the latitude and longitude of the sighting. There are many procedures that we must adhere to in order to become a field investigator and advance to another position within MUFON.” 

"To become a field investigator you will need to become a member of MUFON, purchase a copy of the MUFON Field Investigators Manual, study it, and pass the exam. After that, investigators have to be apprentices and work on several cases with experienced investigators before they can do any investigations independently.”

"We are always looking for new members and for those who want to become Field Investigators to join our team. MUFON chapters are available in every state and are reachable through the MUFON website."  

MUFON will be holding it’s 2015 MUFON Symposium: Expanding Ufology, in Irvine, CA, September 24-27, 2015, and will have some amazing speakers!  Please see MUFONs website for further information.

Donna really loves to research, and being up-to-date on information relating to Ufology. She talks with great enthusiasm and it's contagious! She states that she has met some remarkable people through MUFON and admires them for the time and effort they have put into making MUFON the leader in UFO research.  Donna says, “Now is a terrific time to be involved in Ufology as so many people are finally coming forth and relating what they know to be the truth about UFOs. Astronauts Gordon Cooper, Buzz Aldrin, and Edgar Mitchell have all come forward and shared their experiences with the American public, and also Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Defense Minister, has written books on the subject. There are so many brilliant people speaking on this subject now that all one needs to do is Google UFOs and pick a “reliable” source for information.”

At the end of the interview she looked at me and said, "I would love for them to come by and take me for a ride.”   Wouldn't that be awesome?"

Contact and social media

Donna Carbone can be contacted

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MUFON website:

MUFON on Google+
About MUFON - youtube vido:

Become a Field Investigator

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HANGAR 1 - The UFO Files
Vast archive of over 70,000 files gathered over nearly half a century. MUFON investigations within Hangar 1 have turned up evidence of amazing otherworldly technological powers, like tractor beams, teleportation, and invisibility. Witnesses who have encountered UFOs have also experienced physiological aftereffects, including x-ray vision and telepathy. 

You can also watch full episodes at  and at

2015 MUFON Symposium 
Expanding Ufology: Opening New Doors in Academia, Industry and the Media
Paul Hellyer, Former Defense Minister for Canada. "Universal Control and Dominance"
Aaron Judkins, Biblical Archaeologist. "Return of the Nephilim"
Cheryll Jones, Former CNN News Anchor. "ETs, UFOs and the Media....Past, Present and Future"
Jaime Maussan, TV News Journalist. "Real UFOs Caught on Video"
Linda Zimmermann, Research Chemist and Author. "Hudson Valley UFOs: A Century of Sightings"
Marc d 'Antonio, CEO FX Models, MUFON Chief Photo Analyst. "Light Years to Earth"
Nancy du Tertre, Princeton Graduate and Attorney. "Exolinguistics: How to speak to an alien"
Preston Dennett, UFO Researcher. "Is there an Undersea UFO Base off the California Coast?"
Robert Schroeder, Hewlitt Packard,  Physicist. "How Modern Physics is Revealing the Technology of UFOs"
Stanton Friedman, Nuclear Physicist. "Making Ufology Respectable"
Greg V. Meholic, The Aerospace Corporation. "Advanced Space Propulsion for Interstellar Travel"
Master of CeremoniesJohn Greenewald, Host: and TV producer-The Discovery Channel. 

September 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM PDT to September 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM PDT
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614  
Symposium website