[Ed. – This is pretty weird. Again, we don’t do “aliens” here. But it seems the FBI is answering absolutely no questions, and referring everyone to the civilian organization that runs the observatory, which has also been unforthcoming. At 9,000 feet with hardly anyone around, you’d think “criminal activity” that would interest the FBI might involve doing something online. I’ve (J.E.) actually been through this area a number of times, and the roads don’t take you anywhere fast. It all remains a mystery.]
Otero County Sheriff Benny House told ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom Monday he was infuriated at the way the FBI handled the sudden and mysterious closure of the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico.
“I think it’s chicken sh** the way the FBI handled it. I have a responsibility to protect my citizens,” said House, “I think it’s paramount that we know what the threat is so we can provide safety.”
The observatory is located 17 miles from Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The facility, and the Sunspot Post Office, located on observatory property, were suddenly closed on Thursday September 6, 2018. The staff at the post office was relocated to the post office in Cloudcroft during the closure.