THE National Solar Observatory shut down has some fearing the sun’s activity is much worse than experts are letting on.
The FBI swooped on the National Solar Observatory last Thursday, closing it down to employees and the public without explanation.
The official line given was “security reasons” but local law enforcement in Sunspot, New Mexico, and workers at the the observatory have no idea what is going on.
With no authoritative word as to what is happening, the internet is mustering its own theories and some believe it is to do with an impending solar storm.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a storm watch for a G2-level solar storm on September 11, just days after the NSO was closed.
This has led to conspiracy theorists believing a ‘SUPER FLARE’ is on its way which could wipe out humanity and the FBI is not revealing this as they do not want the public to panic.
One person wrote on public talk board 4Chan: “Forums are talking about it being a ‘super-flare’ strong enough to turn the surface of the planet into an uninhabitable wasteland.
“Either we’ll have a press conference this week, or rich people are going to start ‘disappearing’ quietly.”
Another person added: “A big enough solar flare from our sun could wipe us out. Probably just as likely as an asteroid.
But, as many people on the forum point out, there are several solar observatories around the globe, so it would be unlikely that only the NSO spotted a dangerous solar flare.
As a result, the mystery rages on with no sign of slowing up until the FBI makes an official announcement.
The post office in Sunspot has been closed until further notice with a spokesman for the United States Postal Service telling ABC 7: “We were told on September 6 that we would be evacuated along with the surrounding area, we were not told why.
“We were told just to be out of the area. We remain suspended until we are allowed to return.”
Otero County Sheriff, Benny House, said: “The FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on. 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.”