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  • Writer's pictureProf. Robert Stewart

THE LUXOR HOTEL IS A HAVEN OF EVIL

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

Las Vegas is widely recognized for its compelling narratives of myth, and the Luxor is certainly no anomaly in this regard. The casino hotel in question is reputed to be the site of a notable presence of paranormal phenomena, which is believed to be linked to a disproportionately large number of fatalities that have occurred on its premises. In order to comprehend the reasons behind the Luxor's reputation as the most haunted casino hotel in Las Vegas, it is imperative to delve into its historical background.


Since its establishment, the casino resort in the shape of a pyramid has been consistently linked to a significant number of questionable and untimely fatalities. Numerous individuals who have opted to stay at the Egyptian-themed resort, which features a notable accommodation capacity of 4,407 rooms, have shared their experiences regarding encounters with spectral manifestations.


The alleged instances of several deaths among the construction workers during the building's development in the 1990s have reportedly led to the emergence of numerous supernatural phenomena.


The apparitions were commonly sighted within the poorly illuminated corridors and canals of the establishment's previous 'Nile River Tour,’ a recreational activity that provided visitors with boat transportation to several locations within the pyramid.


My wife and I took the river tour just after the grand opening of the Luxor Hotel in 1993. I was on assignment as a clandestine operative (given to me by two U.S. government agents) to investigate the paranormal activity and report my findings.



The ride was delightfully slow-moving and relaxing. However, near the end of the tunnel, near the exit, I told my wife that I saw two shadow figures ahead of us. She didn’t see them, but she knew that I wasn’t lying about this. I began telepathic exorcism of the demons, and they vanished in haste.


At the end of the ride, the guide relayed the story of two construction workers who died when a wall fell upon them. The ride has been haunted since that tragedy.


There has been speculation among many folks that the prominent existence of these spectral creatures was a key factor behind the Luxor's choice to discontinue the river trip during future remodeling efforts.


Upon closer examination of the historical background of the establishment, it becomes evident as to why there exist a multitude of assertions of paranormal experiences on the premises. The Luxor hotel, which was completed within a very short span of 18 months, is renowned for its grandeur and holds the distinction of being one of the largest hotels globally. Additionally, it is recognized as the fourth-largest pyramid structure in existence. There is a prevailing belief that a number of construction workers met with sad fatalities throughout the process of constructing the resort. This has caused many individuals who subscribe to conspiracy theories to think that the administration intentionally covered these incidences in order to safeguard the resort's reputation.


The probability of such paranormal occurrences prompts one to raise inquiries. There is a contention among certain individuals that the Luxor was inherently destined to become entangled with supernatural creatures, owing to its architectural resemblance to an ancient Egyptian tomb, a notion believed to be displeasing to these ethereal beings. Moreover, the Luxor's alleged haunted reputation reportedly became more pronounced following the establishment of a Titanic-themed display in 2008. The museum presents a collection of relics derived from the ill-fated ship, encompassing personal possessions that were owned by individuals who tragically lost their lives.


Fatalities at Las Vegas hotels, characterized by their tragic nature, are a recurring phenomenon, with an estimated annual count of 1,100 individuals succumbing to such unfortunate circumstances. Although the bulk of these fatalities can be attributed to natural causes, a notable proportion of 15% are classified as suicides, 11% as homicides, and a concerning 6% remain unresolved. Regrettably, the comprehensive scope of fatalities at the Luxor remains elusive due to a significant number of these occurrences remaining unreported. The municipality of Las Vegas recognizes the detrimental consequences that unfavorable media coverage can exert on the tourism industry and financial gains.



Consequently, it chooses to withhold information regarding all instances of fatalities.

Even in the absence of considering these unreported fatalities, it is challenging to refute the unmistakable existence of supernatural phenomena within the Luxor. An intriguing occurrence is unfolding within the esteemed black pyramid referred to as the Luxor.


The first documented fatality at the Luxor occurred in 1996 when an individual fell from the 26th story of the building. Regrettably, suicides of this kind assume a more macabre character as a result of the pyramid-shaped architectural design of the building, which prompts people to jump from indoor balconies.


As a result, rather than encountering a fatal outcome on the street, these victims experience their demise within the atrium of the building, in close proximity to other occupants. There is speculation that another person may have experienced a fatal incident by falling from the 10th level. However, the details surrounding this occurrence are unclear, and there is a lack of supporting evidence to confirm whether the fall was intentional or accidental.


The Luxor has also had fatalities arising from a range of other reasons. One such incident included the demise of an adolescent female named Sara Gruber, aged 16, who fell victim to a heinous act of assault, robbery, and strangulation.

Nevertheless, a particularly disconcerting occurrence of homicide occurred in the year 2007, when an individual employed at a casino, identified as Willebaldo Dorante Antonio, tragically became the target of a self-made explosive device that was deceptively concealed behind an inverted plastic cup positioned atop his vehicle.


Regrettably, the detonation was initiated by Antonio when he inadvertently overturned the cup, leading to a significant explosion that caused the car's roof to rupture and ultimately resulted in his demise. Remarkably, the casino continued to operate without being evacuated.


Subsequently, after a span of three years, a widely known fatality transpired within the premises of the resort. A conflict arose between Demario Reynolds, a football player at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and another individual named Jason Simon Sindelar due to a disagreement concerning a mutual romantic relationship. Sindelar, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete, delivered a forceful strike on Reynolds, resulting in his loss of consciousness upon impact with the ground, and unfortunately, he did not regain consciousness thereafter. In 2010, a judge reached the determination that Reynolds had experienced a fatal overdose as opposed to succumbing to injuries sustained during a physical altercation.


The subsequent fatality occurred in 2012 when a casino employee was ruthlessly killed by their romantic partner in the lobby, causing great distress among the observers of this abhorrent incident.


Moreover, in the same year, the hotel experienced an unfortunate incident involving an outbreak of Legionnaires' illness, resulting in the loss of another individual's life. Although previous occurrences had been recognized and resolved through water treatment, this specific incident remained unnoticed until after the individual's demise, as early water examinations yielded negative results. An undeniably unsettling phenomenon.


During the aforementioned year, an incident occurred involving the untimely demise of an airman who was visiting Nellis Air Force Base. This peculiar event involved the individual unexpectedly falling a distance of 25 feet down an elevator shaft under unknown circumstances. Once again, no empirical evidence has emerged to indicate that the descent was intentional.


Thanks for reading.


Prof. Robert Stewart, Ph.D. (© 2023)


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