I can completely understand how that could happen. I was born in Vegas and lived there for 19 years.... then left with much haste
But one of my first jobs was as a lifeguard at the Luxor pool. I swear every day at 1:00pm you get dead-on reflection from the pyramid, the pool, the little prism-like structures on the breeze-way, plus the heat from the deck. There must have been hotspots of near 130*F in certain areas.