The Sunspot Solar Observatory Mystery

In today’s world nothing is what it appears to be. Journalistic integrity has been lost to getting the story out quick as possible without checking sources. Everybody has to become their own bullshit filter.

Just last week there was a flurry of news surrounding the sudden closing of the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico.  This led to a number of conspiracy theories revolving around some sudden sinister activity of the sun that the observatory may have been privy to. The closing meant that they took off as soon as they could before the solar winds hit the earth.

The observatory had been closed since Sept. 6 because of an undisclosed security concern, but reopened on Monday.

But why did it take the FBI to close the observatory down?  Why not the CIA or NSA? Well now we have the answer. According to court documents the Sunspot Solar Observatory was shut down as FBI agents conducted computer forensic searches for child pornography. Yes child pornography. It seems the employees were not spending so much time checking out the sun’s activity.

As reported in the El Paso News,

“The source of child pornography was traced to an IP address used at the observatory and a source within the building observed a computer with "not good" images on it, the warrant states.”

Although nobody as been charged as yet, they do have some suspects. 

“An investigation by the FBI revealed that a janitor is the main suspect in the search, however he has not been charged with a crime even though his name is on the warrant The warrant states the suspect would use the observatory wifi and a personal laptop to download the child pornography.“

There seems to be more to come from this story, such as, “How would a janitor manage to infiltrate the observatory’s computer hardware and make use of its databases, that is of course, assuming that it was the janitor?”

Is this another example of the real truth behind the curtain..or not?. Unfortunately we seem to have a world full of these curtains with some ugly truths behind them!