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Sunspot Observatory has mysterious immediate closure

SACRAMENTO PEAK, New Mexico - Where are Mulder and Scully?

The mysterious immediate closure and evacuation of the Sunspot Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico has star-gazers theorizing about aliens and the FBI.

Duane Barbati of Alamogordo Daily News, reported the Otero County Sheriff Benny House said the Sheriff’s Office was asked to standby.

“The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on,” House said. “We’ve got people up there (at Sunspot) 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.”

Sounds like a case for the X Files. 

“But for the FBI to get involved that quick and be so secretive about it, there was a lot of stuff going on up there,” House said. “There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything.”

As of Saturday, the observatory is still closed.

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