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Ghost of Riviera

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by RealSolGlow, May 1, 2016.

  1. RealSolGlow

    RealSolGlow Low-Roller

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    Took this screen shot from the drone video from VitalVegas of the demo going on there. http://vitalvegas.com/riviera-demolition-update-because-drone/

    You can see a mysterious white figure just below the Riviera sign on the left of your screen. It's there in a few other frames and gone in others. Watch the video.

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  2. breanna61

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    I don't see it.
     
  3. Sonya

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    I see the white figure on that small top balcony, on the far left. I couldn't say it's a ghost. I'm spoiled by Hollywood. I want it to say "Boo! I'm a ghost!" and proceed to try to steal my soul. ;)

    Didn't the Ghost Hunter guys just do another investigation of Riviera after the closure? I don't remember watching it, but I know I saw it come up on the Tivo list.
     
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    I see the white figure on the balcony now that you've pointed it out and similar on another balcony. Reflection of something in the glass perhaps? I love a good ghost story though.
     
  5. TheMadCows

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    I liked the Riv
     
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    It's the ghost of my money past
     
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    I believe there was a episode of Ghost Adventures filmed there before they closed.
     
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    That's what I meant when I said Ghost Hunters. I mix up my paranormal investigators all the time. ;)
     
  9. ardee

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    The Riviera sign had some of the most beautiful neon-artistry I've ever been graced to view in person. Sad to see it go but glad to have experienced it.
    My kind of heaven would be lined with Vegas neon signs.
     
  10. Electroguy563

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    The ghost is neither a man or woman. It is the spirit of Vegas past that is now wandering the lonely halls and rooms of the Riviera, hoping beyond hope to revive this sad, dilapidated, and run-down property doomed for demolition.

    It's the ghost's way of reminding us that even though Vegas is always changing, it is telling us to remember, cherish, and build on something that was once grand, elegant, and beautiful.

    If you were to somehow look closely, you will see endless stream of tears, each one representing the countless jackpots won, the awesome streaks at the blackjack tables, the craps rolls that seemed to last forever, the hysterical screams of joy as the machines spill out their endless bounty. All you will see is the eyes of sadness filled with tears, the faceless face will be an accumulation of the millions of men and women that made the Riviera their home.

    As the explosives are set, and the demolition timer counts down, listen closely. Amid the booms of explosions and dust and debris clattering to the ground, you will hear one last scream from this ghost: "FUCK YOU CORPORATE VEGAS!!! AND WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU, BOYD GAMING???" :poke::beer::p
     
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    I saw on my Tivo that Travel Channel is re-running the Ghost Adventures Riviera episode on Friday afternoon.
     
  12. rvallez6

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    How many did they do at the Riviera? I thought the last one i saw they mentioned that they were "back" at the Riviera. It was the one with Vince Neil in the Frank Sinatra suite. I wish i could believe the stuff that comes out on that show, i just have a hard time with it, but the thing I really like about it are the settings they go to. Tombstone is probably my favorite, and of course, anything in Vegas is good for me to watch.
     
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    I think they did two at the Riviera. This one is the 2012 visit. It came up on my "Vegas" wishlist and the description is:
    "The team, assisted by Vince Neil and Jamie Gold, tries to contact Frank Sinatra's spirit at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas."
    There was one earlier this year that was "Return to Riviera", after the hotel was closed down.

    It's a goofy show. I like it best when they hear a nose and freak out and have a "Dude! Run!" moment. :haha:

    I do love old buildings and ghost towns, so I've been to a lot of the western locations they visit.