Well this is a concerning story.

From CNET: “Reports that a Blackhawk helicopter and federal agents swooped in and inexplicably evacuated a remote part of New Mexico, including a prominent solar observatory, has some corners of the internet predictably atwitter about a possible alien coverup.”

For reasons that are unclear, FBI agents arrived at the Sunspot solar observatory last week, shut it down and then evacuated that area. Both the public and the observatory’s actual employees are banned from the area because of “a security issue.”

Evidently, the federal authorities that showed up meant business. The local sheriff told The Alamogordo Daily News, “For the FBI to get involved that quick and be so secretive about it, there was a lot of stuff going on up there … There was a Blackhawk helicopter, a bunch of people around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything …  I don’t know why the FBI would get involved so quick and not tell us anything.”

Unsurprisingly, internet conspiracy theorist have started posting their own ideas about what’s happening, including, yes, that this is somehow connected to an alien cover up.