There is very clearly something peculiar going on in New Mexico and no one has any idea what. While it might not sound too crazy for an observatory to be shut down, no explanations have been given.

The Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down just last week and everyone within was evacuated. Employees are currently banned from the premises and the website even states it is closed for the time being. According to many, FBI personnel were on the scene immediately and not even the local sheriff is in the loop.

Otero County Sheriff Benny House told Alamogordo Daily News as follows in regards:

“The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on. We’ve got people up there (at Sunspot) that requested us to standby while they evacuate it. Nobody would really elaborate on any of the circumstances as to why. The FBI was up there. What their purpose was nobody will say.”

“But for the FBI to get involved that quick and be so secretive about it, there was a lot of stuff going on up there. There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything.”

“They wanted us up there to help evacuate but nobody would tell us anything.”

“We went up there and everything was good. There was no threat. Nobody would identify any specific threat. We hung out for a little while then we left. No reason for us to be there. Nobody would tell us what we’re supposed to be watching out for.”

“They’re not federal employees.”

“It may be somebody who threatened one of their workers. If that’s the case, why didn’t they just call us and let us deal with it? These guys are regular workers that work for this company. I don’t know why the FBI would get involved so quickly and not tell us anything.”

Now depending on where you’re reading from many say there was some kind of security issue but a security issue would have to be of extreme stature to warrant the kind of presence this has caused. As the sheriff said, if someone was just threatening an employee they wouldn’t need the FBI, would they?

What do you think is going on? I for one think perhaps they were doing more than just observing sunspots at this location and perhaps something interesting was found.

(Image Via: Sunspot Solar Observatory)

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