NOTE Updated 10/31/09: Thanks to commenter who set me straight concerning some of the facts. It seems the break in was not at the Doubletree Hotel, but at the home of Stan’s friend in Littleton. Douglas County Sherriff was contacted, and a report was made of the break in. I had misread Stan’s comment that he was at a friends house when his room at the Hotel was vandalized. This was incorrect.
At the ‘Galactic Gathering,’ a conference on extraterrestrial civilizations sponsored by The Institute for the Study of Galactic Civilizations, Stan Romanek stated that his room was broken in to and vandalized. In addition, conference visitors where told there was a bomb threat called into the Doubletree Hotel, where the conference as being held. Whales In Space reported on this unsettling tale of harassmentand was able to get Romanek to comment on the situation.
“What people don’t understand is just how much we’re being watched,” Romanek said. “We were staying in our friend’s house and ‘they’ only messed with our room. They jimmied the lock, ruined the door, flipped the mattress—but they didn’t take anything. All the police found was a piece of leather they thought might have come from a glove that had gotten caught.”
I emailed our contact at The Institute for the Study of Galactic Civilizations in search of more details of the story. Their contract with Romanek limited the information they were willing to share, but confirmed the bomb threat was before the conference and the room break in was during the conference.
I then contacted the Greenwood Village Police Department for a comment from them or any information from the police report that was public. Lieutenant C. R. “Randy” Corbitt, Badge #79-01, promptly returned my emails. The Greenwood Village Police Department has no record of any breaking and entering of a room at the Doubletree Hotel that weekend nor a bomb threat. On September 26th, they responded to a vehicle break in and they placed an extra patrol car in the area after a suspicious man was seen video taping conference attendees. Corbitt then confirmed that there are no other police departments handle criminal investigations at the Doubletree Hotel at 7801 E Orchard Road. Romanek’s claim of a investigation of his room by a police officer, finding a part of a leather glove, was not a member of the Greenwood Village Police Department.
I would be curious if Romanek got the officer’s name.
We could now kick into ‘high conspiracy’ mode.
Maybe the Greenwood Village Police Department did investigate and are covering up the bomb threat and break in. Maybe being told to do so by someone of higher authority or doing so for their own reasons.
Maybe the officer that investigated was someone or something posing as a police officer and the information never made it to the Greenwood Village Police Department.
Maybe the break in was a fabrication by Romanek to add some drama and excitement to his talk.
But there are problems with all these theories. At some point, I either have incomplete information or false information.