September 14, 2018

New Mexico observatory's sudden closure sparks wild speculation

Dana Mathewson

Now, we all know -- don't we? -- that anything out of the ordinary in New Mexico "sparks wild speculation," ever since the supposed crash of a, well, flying saucer, or whatever it was, umpteen years ago, in an area that still is off-limits to civilians. But today, given our increased trust (yeah, sure!) of the government, things like the story below tend to make us, well, wonder just a bit more.

The temporary closure of a New Mexico observatory last week sparked wide-ranging theories, especially after reports that federal authorities were involved.

The Sunspot Solar Observatory, located near the Sacramento Mountains, closed over an unspecified security issue, the facility said in a statement posted to Facebook on Sunday.

"Sunspot apologizes for the continued closure of the facilities,” the statement said. "The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is addressing a security issue at the National Solar Observatory facility at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico and has decided to temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure.

"AURA, which manages Sacramento Peak with funding from NSF (National Science Foundation), is working with the proper authorities on this issue. We have no further comment at this time.”

Otero County Sheriff Benny House told the Alamogordo Daily News last week the sheriff’s office was asked to stand by and mentioned that the FBI was involved.

"The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on,” House told the newspaper. "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 were up there. What their purpose was nobody will say.”

House said there were a lot of unanswered questions over Sunspot’s closure.

"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,” House told the newspaper. "There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything.”

 

 

Blackhawk helicopters add to the fun. Do you suppose we'll ever find out?

I know! There really are aliens from outer space in that part of the country, and our "authorities" are getting ready to send John Kerry on a secret diplomatic mission to talk to them.

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1 Well, Obama changed the mission of NASA to Muslim outreach, so maybe he changed the mission of this facility to act as a madross or Mosque? Had to get the infidels out for the Friday sabbath. Or maybe - with the FBI involved - they are planning to use the big telescope there to spy on Donald Trump?

Enquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at September 15, 2018 08:13 AM (1UEIk)

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