Abrupt shutdown, evacuation of N.M. solar observatory has local authorities stumped

Abrupt shutdown, evacuation of N.M. solar observatory has local authorities stumped
Sunspot Solar Observatory grounds, New Mexico. YouTube video

[Ed. – We allege nothing related to aliens, UFOs, or anything of the kind. That’s not our beat. When the local sheriff, however, describes uniformed feds arriving to close the place down, with a Black Hawk helicopter overhead, and doesn’t know what happened — it’s noteworthy.]

Mystery continues to surround the sudden shutdown last week of the national Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico, which remained closed Thursday with little explanation offered. …

The observatory, near Alamagordo, was evacuated last Thursday, reported the Albuquerque Journal and other local media outlets. …

According to the Daily News, Benny House, the sheriff of Otero County, said the FBI was involved in what he described as an elaborate shutdown process and said “the FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on.”

“There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers, but nobody would tell us anything,” House said, according to the newspaper…

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