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5/3/07
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The FBI Mysteriously Close New Mexico Observatory

Staff have been evacuated and the FBI has sent agents and a Blackhawk helicopter to the site, without telling anyone what's going on.

An observatory in New Mexico has been unexpectedly closed due to an unnamed "security issue," prompting evacuations and a visit from the FBI. The Sunspot Observatory is now currently closed to both staff and the public, with no word on why or when it will be open again.

“We have decided to vacate the facility at this time as precautionary measure,” said spokesperson Shari Lifson to the Alomogordo Daily News. “The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy who manages the facility is addressing a security issue at this time.”

Lifson said that the facility was first evacuated on September 6 and has remained closed since then. According to Lifson, the observatory has no date for reopening yet.

As part of the investigation into the security issue, the observatory has contacted the FBI, which has been reported on the scene with multiple agents and a Blackhawk helicopter. According to local sheriff Benny House, the agency has been working with local law enforcement but refuses to share any details.

“The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on,” said House. “We’ve got people up there that requested us to standby while they evacuate it. Nobody would really elaborate on any of the circumstances as to why.”

The sheriff speculated that the evacuation could be due to some kind of threat made against the facility or its staff, but expressed confusion as to why local police would be left out of the loop. “If that’s the case, why didn’t they call us and let us deal with it?” he said. “I don’t know why the FBI would get involved so quick and not tell us anything.”

Another possibility could be some sort of hazardous chemical leak or other natural danger, but again there’s no reason for the FBI to keep everyone in the dark. Whatever the reason, the scientists are forced to postpone their research while the FBI’s investigation continues.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/telescopes/a23107258/fbi-new-mexico-observatory/
7 days ago
5/3/07
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this place is only 134 miles from Roswell
they closed the post office and are evacuating the town too
7 days ago
6/13/15
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Luncha Libre - this place is only 134 miles from Roswell
they closed the post office and are evacuating the town too

Did Alex tell you something about the aliens?

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12/29/12
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Luncha Libre - this place is only 134 miles from Roswell
they closed the post office and are evacuating the town too

Source?

7 days ago
2/1/08
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They were just talking about this on Last Podcast on the Left.

7 days ago
12/29/12
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I hope they are still letting people through.  I have a 4 day trip to The Inn in Ruidoso coming up.  

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5/3/07
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TXEMC1 - 
Luncha Libre - this place is only 134 miles from Roswell
they closed the post office and are evacuating the town too

Source?


bunch of sites

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-mystery-surrounds-sudden-closure-new-mexico-observatory-20180912-story.html

The research facility at Sacramento Peak was evacuated Thursday last week as was a nearby United States Post Office. It’s not clear when they will open their doors again.

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, which operates the Sunspot observatory, said in a statement to the Daily News Wednesday afternoon that it is “addressing a security issue.”

Officials decided to “temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure,” spokeswoman Shari Lifson said, adding AURA is “working with the proper authorities on this issue.”
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4/27/15
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One internet rumor i saw said that the Chinese had an antenna array there that was spying on the White Sands missile testing site

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7/24/16
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Something doesn't look or feeli right about this whole thing. The FBI hasn't made any effort to conceal the fact that they're there and have evacuated everyone from the Obesevatory, the post office and those that live close. Almost seems like it's a big red herring to divert everyone's attention from something bigger. I just can't fathom why else the government hasn't taken steps to ensure whatever they're doing is kept quiet. Something is just off about all of this. 

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1/1/01
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Pete Gozinya -

Something doesn't look or feeli right about this whole thing. The FBI hasn't made any effort to conceal the fact that they're there and have evacuated everyone from the Obesevatory, the post office and those that live close. Almost seems like it's a big red herring to divert everyone's attention from something bigger. I just can't fathom why else the government hasn't taken steps to ensure whatever they're doing is kept quiet. Something is just off about all of this. 

It's not reached the MSM and I'm fairly convinced that with social media and the interwebs these days that shit like this can stay quiet altogether. 

 

 

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5/3/07
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TheMMAn - 

One internet rumor i saw said that the Chinese had an antenna array there that was spying on the White Sands missile testing site


its 100% related to an alien spacecraft
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11/21/05
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The nearby Apache Point Observatory is still in operation just over a mile away,

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Later

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Aliens 

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In

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Actual footage from one of the observatory’s security cameras!!!!

 

 

 

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Intetesting
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Actual footage from one of the observatory’s security cameras!!!!

 

 

 

That's Kirik chasing NiteCrawler. 

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Actual footage from one of the observatory’s security cameras!!!!

 

 

 

That's Kirik chasing NiteCrawler. 

My tits aren’t that big.  

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3/16/06
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I'm going to make a wild guess that either the facility received a threat/bomb/substance through the mail or they tracked some such mail back to an employee of that facility. 

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