Mystery Surrounds Evacuation of National Solar Observatory, USPS Office in Sunspot, New Mexico
The National Solar Observatory in New Mexico was evacuated on Thursday for ‘security reasons’, the FBI became involved and they are not revealing what the reason is behind this ‘security’ move.
Could astronomers who work at the observatory have discovered something near the sun or in deep space that must be kept hidden from the public or is there something else going… for now it remains mystery.
“We have decided to temporarily vacate this facility as a precautionary measure. And we’re working with the proper authorities on this issue,” Association for Universities for Research in Astronomy spokeswoman Sheri Lofson said.
Friday, both properties remained closed to the public, with yellow caution tape around the property.
Sunspot is located in the Sacramento Mountains in Otero County about 15 miles south of Cloudcroft. There is currently a working telescope at the observatory, where New Mexico State University also conducts research.
“As locals I feel that we should know what’s going on around us,” Cloudcroft resident Roger Wiley said.
A spokesman for the Otero County Sheriff’s Office said they are not involved in the investigation.
A post office in the area has also been shut down.
“Right now, what we’re told is that they’ve temporarily evacuated the area. We haven’t been told why or when that expires,” said Rod Spurgeon, a spokesman with the USPS.
Here is an interesting comment posted on ATS:
“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 said. “There was a Black hawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything, what their purpose was nobody will say.”
SEE THE FOLLOW UP ARTICLE FOR A POSSIBLE EXPLANATION! Is Mysterious Shutdown of Observatories Connected to UFO Sighted Near the Sun?
Excerpts from Wkvia.com
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