Here are the facts, as we know them at this point:
Last Thursday, the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico was closed to the public and evacuated for reasons that remain unclear. According to a report from local television station KVIA, the Postal Service was told of the evacuation first and given no further information. “We were told on September 6th that we would be evacuated along with the surrounding area, we were not told why,” the local USPS said, “We were told just to be out of the area.”
This is the Sunspot facility.
According to Otero County Sheriff Benny House, the FBI is involved in the evacuation, but the local authorities have been given no other information. “The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on,” House told the Alamogordo Daily News. “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 FBI were up there. What their purpose was nobody will say.” He added that there have been Blackhawk helicopters near the facility. “There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything.”
The observatory itself posted a cryptic message on its Facebook page, raising more questions than it answered.
According to Desert Oracle proprietor and all-around genius Ken Layne, the area of the Sunspot Observatory is not exactly, uh, inconspicuous.
Up there in the mountains just over Holloman AFB (and roughly 100 miles from the Trinity Site to the north & Roswell to the east, if you're paranoid). This is the supposed Holloman Landing of April 1964: https://t.co/jCBh5ejjSW— Ken Layne (@KenLayne) September 12, 2018
Look, we’re not saying that an alien creature intent on mutating living and inanimate forms of matter together into some kind of ever-evolving genetic stew is currently spreading outward from the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico. But we’re also not saying it isn’t. And frankly that’s about all we can say right now.