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2018-09-13 08:26:40 AM  
Its more likely a mass shooting
 
2018-09-13 08:28:47 AM  
Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.
 
2018-09-13 08:33:17 AM  
There's some black project going on at Holloman and they don't want anyone at the observatory staring at it.

/Sunspots, yes.
 
2018-09-13 08:38:27 AM  

cman: Its more likely a mass shooting


More likely than aliens, sure.  But still an exceptionally low probability.  I'm thinking fraud investigation.
 
2018-09-13 08:40:57 AM  

dittybopper: cman: Its more likely a mass shooting

More likely than aliens, sure.  But still an exceptionally low probability.  I'm thinking fraud investigation.


Bringing in black hawks and Chinooks for fraud. Yep, very likely.
 
2018-09-13 08:43:59 AM  
Looks like they ran out of space to keep all the caged children, so they commandeered the observatory.
 
2018-09-13 08:46:43 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Looks like they ran out of space to keep all the caged children, so they commandeered the observatory.


It's remote enough that no one would even know that there's pedophiles there.
 
2018-09-13 08:47:59 AM  

dittybopper: because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath


"Breathe one word of this and you'll find yourself in a dark underground facility in Croatia before you can count to the 10th digit of pi."

I'm no fool.  I've seen the X-Files....
 
2018-09-13 08:53:10 AM  
The sun is dying.  Our oy hope is to hide this from the public to avoid panic . We have just ten years to restart the nuclear furnace of our sun.
 
2018-09-13 08:54:06 AM  
Suicide.
 
2018-09-13 09:00:38 AM  

cman: dittybopper: cman: Its more likely a mass shooting

More likely than aliens, sure.  But still an exceptionally low probability.  I'm thinking fraud investigation.

Bringing in black hawks and Chinooks for fraud. Yep, very likely.


Sure you do.  It's in the middle of nowhere, and it's on top of a freakin' mountain that has really only one access road.

If you're worried that people might try to destroy evidence, well, it's a half-hour drive from Cloudcroft, NM, the next closest town.  Someone sees a convoy of FBI vehicles heading up towards Sunspot, they could easily call in a warning.

You go in there with helicopters, though, and there isn't enough warning time to destroy evidence.
 
2018-09-13 09:09:23 AM  
Better story:
https://www.alamogordonews.com/story/​n​ews/local/2018/09/07/sunspot-observato​ry-south-cloudcroft-closed-due-securit​y-issue/1227788002/

Reading between the lines of "security issue", it may be terrorism related, or maybe a militia thing like the Malheur kerfluffle, but like I said, a solar observatory is the least likely kind of observatory to detect aliens.  I'd expect a radio observatory to be most likely, followed by an optical one that doesn't stare at the same overwhelmingly blindingly bright object all the time.

And if it were a Carrington-level CME or something, we'd have already been hit with it:  This happened nearly a week ago.
 
2018-09-13 09:12:09 AM  
Yes, I thought that little observatory  only did the sun, If you want a bigger one, I'd suggest the McDonald in Texas, located in the Davis Mountains outside Alpine.
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2018-09-13 09:12:15 AM  
Did they see a streetlight?
 
2018-09-13 09:12:26 AM  

dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.


The FBI discovered my plan to blow up the sun. Fortunately they only discovered one of my back-up sites.

As soon as I'm fully vested in natural gas, oil, coal and wool futures, my plan goes into effect. I have some time though. I'm still working out how to get the iceberg into the giant trebuchet.
 
2018-09-13 09:12:35 AM  
it spotted something in Florence.  you don't want to know.
 
2018-09-13 09:12:58 AM  
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2018-09-13 09:13:19 AM  
They've discovered the secret location of Bush's Weather Machine?
 
2018-09-13 09:14:41 AM  

dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.


Billy Thorpe - Children of the Sun
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2018-09-13 09:15:12 AM  
Aliens?

Clearly, we need a SPACE WAAALLLL!!!
 
2018-09-13 09:15:19 AM  

UberDave: There's some black project going on at Holloman and they don't want anyone at the observatory staring at it.

/Sunspots, yes.


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2018-09-13 09:15:24 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Farking Clown Shoes: Looks like they ran out of space to keep all the caged children, so they commandeered the observatory.

It's remote enough that no one would even know that there's pedophiles there.


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2018-09-13 09:15:43 AM  

Chris Ween: The sun is dying.  Our oy hope is to hide this from the public to avoid panic . We have just ten years to restart the nuclear furnace of our sun.


I've seen that movie.
 
2018-09-13 09:17:02 AM  
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2018-09-13 09:18:09 AM  

dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.


Children Of The Sun
Youtube _YL7ALghfi8
 
2018-09-13 09:18:45 AM  
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2018-09-13 09:18:46 AM  
As I recall, the Sunspot observatory is (or at least used to be) almost a town, with housing and recreational facilities for the families of people who work there.  Some years back they held a reunion for people who grew up there as kids.  Makes this a little creepier.
 
2018-09-13 09:18:48 AM  

dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.


They are extremely tan aliens..
 
2018-09-13 09:19:50 AM  
Goddamnit
 
2018-09-13 09:19:59 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.

[YouTube video: Children Of The Sun]


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2018-09-13 09:21:04 AM  

dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.


This is exactly what I would say if I were covering up an alien invasion.  There's probably a green blob with it's proboscis pumping brain control juice into your medulla oblongata right now, isn't there.  I know you can't answer.  I'm just saying, if you blink twice, we'll send help.
 
2018-09-13 09:21:39 AM  

Boojum2k: The Pope of Manwich Village: dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.

[YouTube video: Children Of The Sun]

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2018-09-13 09:22:11 AM  
Look, they were using some cycles to spy on a Martian Princess whilst she was taking a bath. I mean, who wants leering random scientists from another planet staring at one during one's daily hygiene routine? I mean, pffft. They said they were doing it for SCIENCE, but you know, pervs.
 
2018-09-13 09:25:58 AM  
Another possibility:  This isn't all that far from Holloman AFB and White Sands Missile Range.  They test missiles there, and they operate drones out of Holloman.  Maybe something top secret crashed nearby, and they don't want anyone picking up bits until they gather them all up.

In fact, that's sounding more likely to me.  Drone crash might not be noticed anymore than a small plane crash would, and they want to find it and pick up the classified stuff before anyone else gets to it.

It wouldn't be unprecedented.  We've done similar things for SR-71 and U-2 crashes back before either program was publicly acknowledged.
 
2018-09-13 09:26:04 AM  
Laser- based anti missile system conducting longer-ranged tests using missiles launched out of white same.
 
2018-09-13 09:27:42 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: There's probably a green blob with it's proboscis pumping brain control juice into your medulla oblongata right now, isn't there.


No, don't be silly.  It's more of a mauve color.
 
2018-09-13 09:27:49 AM  
It just warms my heart that there are two people here that remember Billy Thorpe. I'll have a little extra pep in my hobbled gait today.
 
2018-09-13 09:28:53 AM  

big pig peaches: dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.

The FBI discovered my plan to blow up the sun. Fortunately they only discovered one of my back-up sites.

As soon as I'm fully vested in natural gas, oil, coal and wool futures, my plan goes into effect. I have some time though. I'm still working out how to get the iceberg into the giant trebuchet.


Are the vampires helping you? Cause they certainly have an interest in blowing up the sun.

Except for those Twilight vampires. They can just sparkle themselves out of existence.
 
2018-09-13 09:30:04 AM  

dittybopper: Another possibility:  This isn't all that far from Holloman AFB and White Sands Missile Range.  They test missiles there, and they operate drones out of Holloman.  Maybe something top secret crashed nearby, and they don't want anyone picking up bits until they gather them all up.

In fact, that's sounding more likely to me.  Drone crash might not be noticed anymore than a small plane crash would, and they want to find it and pick up the classified stuff before anyone else gets to it.

It wouldn't be unprecedented.  We've done similar things for SR-71 and U-2 crashes back before either program was publicly acknowledged.


Yeah, they send a couple of trucks of SPs out to secure a perimiter.
The FBI is not cleared to deal with flying stuff.

The SPs stand around looking mean with berets on and scare off lookie loos.
The are just a human fence.

then they are told what they are expected to regurgitate over beers later.
 
2018-09-13 09:30:36 AM  
Closed the local Post Office as well. Maybe just a suspicious package.
 
2018-09-13 09:32:35 AM  

dittybopper: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: There's probably a green blob with it's proboscis pumping brain control juice into your medulla oblongata right now, isn't there.

No, don't be silly.  It's more of a mauve color.


Sorry.  I just guessed a color.  No offense to your blob intended.
(and thanks to everyone here for not calling me out on "it's")
 
2018-09-13 09:32:35 AM  

vudukungfu: dittybopper: Another possibility:  This isn't all that far from Holloman AFB and White Sands Missile Range.  They test missiles there, and they operate drones out of Holloman.  Maybe something top secret crashed nearby, and they don't want anyone picking up bits until they gather them all up.

In fact, that's sounding more likely to me.  Drone crash might not be noticed anymore than a small plane crash would, and they want to find it and pick up the classified stuff before anyone else gets to it.

It wouldn't be unprecedented.  We've done similar things for SR-71 and U-2 crashes back before either program was publicly acknowledged.

Yeah, they send a couple of trucks of SPs out to secure a perimiter.
The FBI is not cleared to deal with flying stuff.

The SPs stand around looking mean with berets on and scare off lookie loos.
The are just a human fence.

then they are told what they are expected to regurgitate over beers later.


Unless, of course, it's a DHS drone, or one that they are developing for domestic surveillance reasons.

https://www.cnet.com/news/dhs-built-d​o​mestic-surveillance-tech-into-predator​-drones/
 
2018-09-13 09:33:32 AM  
Looks like Delta Green caught some exposure on this one.
 
2018-09-13 09:36:51 AM  

elkev: Looks like Delta Green caught some exposure on this one.


Delta Green,
What's that flower you have seen?
Could it be a faded rose
from days gone by?
 
2018-09-13 09:37:19 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.

More likely, it's something like a fraud case related to government contracts or something.  I'm sure it's a relatively mundane, Earth-bound thing.

If it was aliens, you'd know about it, because scientists aren't bound by any secrecy oath, and the FBI wouldn't be able to clamp down that quickly on such a discovery.

This is exactly what I would say if I were covering up an alien invasion.  There's probably a green blob with it's proboscis pumping brain control juice into your medulla oblongata right now, isn't there.  I know you can't answer.  I'm just saying, if you blink twice, we'll send help.


"That is very entertaining idea, Mr 'Bopper'.  Nevertheless, I am going to have to insist that you remain outside the perimeter and relinquish any head gear you may have with you."

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2018-09-13 09:39:12 AM  

dittybopper: Another possibility:  This isn't all that far from Holloman AFB and White Sands Missile Range.  They test missiles there, and they operate drones out of Holloman.  Maybe something top secret crashed nearby, and they don't want anyone picking up bits until they gather them all up.

In fact, that's sounding more likely to me.  Drone crash might not be noticed anymore than a small plane crash would, and they want to find it and pick up the classified stuff before anyone else gets to it.

It wouldn't be unprecedented.  We've done similar things for SR-71 and U-2 crashes back before either program was publicly acknowledged.


This was my first guess.  Something hit the ground nearby during a test.  Hopefully just a classified sensor came off, and not an actual people-crash.
 
2018-09-13 09:41:41 AM  

dittybopper: Aliens on the Sun?  Because that observatory only looks at the Sun.  All it does is stare at the Sun, so the only way it could be alienses is if they passed directly between us, and the Sun.


There's little black spot on the sun today, BUT
it's the same old thing as yesterday.
 
2018-09-13 09:41:44 AM  
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2018-09-13 09:42:16 AM  

nytmare: Closed the local Post Office as well. Maybe just a suspicious package.


That's my thought.
Some sort of bomb threat and they had to fly in a team quickly to a relatively remote area.
FBI being the FBI, they botched the public relations side of things.


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2018-09-13 09:47:16 AM  
Are we sure Loki is dead?
 
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