FBI closure of N.M. observatory attributed to unspecified ‘criminal activity’; L/E authorities still silent

FBI closure of N.M. observatory attributed to unspecified ‘criminal activity’; L/E authorities still silent
Sunspot Solar Observatory grounds, New Mexico. YouTube video

[Ed. – The observatory was reportedly set to reopen today (Monday, 17 September).  Interestingly, still not hearing from the sheriff or FBI on what it was all about.  The observatory is basically the only thing in a remote mountain area up around 9,000 feet, raising the question what kind of criminal activity it was.  If drugs, for example, what an inconvenient venue!]

The national Sunspot Solar Observatory in an isolated, mountainous region of New Mexico was set to reopen Monday after it was shut down on Sept. 6 with little explanation.

The group that manages the facility announced on the observatory’s Facebook page Sunday that it had been “cooperating with an on-going law enforcement investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak.” …

Local law enforcement officials said the FBI was involved in the closure — which the feds have not confirmed or denied …

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The statement did not explain the “criminal activity” allegedly discovered at the observatory, or mention anything about arrests.

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