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National Solar Observatory, USPS office in Sunspot, NM evacuated for 'safety reasons'

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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: Fiscal

Check this out, the first paragraph of spurgeons hacking article I posted a few posts up.

"In the 1983 movie War Games, a hacker accidentally finds his way into a NORAD computer system called War Operation Plan Response and begins what he believes is a game called Global Thermonuclear War. The computer doesn’t believe it’s a game, however, and soon puts the United States on a nuclear-infused collision course with Russia."

Just want to take this opportunity to say I would never commit suicide.
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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: BigDave-AR

originally posted by: Tanga36

House said he, like everyone else in the community, has a lot of questions about what prompted the sudden closure of the NSO facility. He speculated that perhaps someone threatened a staff member at the National Solar Observatory — a theory he almost immediately walked back.

“If that’s the case, why did they call us and let us deal with it?” House wondered. “These guys are regular workers that work for this company. I don’t know why the FBI would get involved so quick.”


Hopefully that worked right.
www.sandiegouniontribune.com...

The sheriff expanding on his thoughts during a different interview with another newspaper.

Yeah this is nuts how could they Willy nilly close down voluntarily for something so minor and keep local LEOs out of the loop completely it just makes zero sense? Going straight to the feds and feds responding with a helo just doesn’t sit right and doesn’t explain the work on the array that seemingly had to be done in a hurry, if it was something minor why even mess with the array? For that matter if it was something serious why mess with the array? Seems to me if you’re going to an evacuation on less than 15min notice it would be serious enough to say screw wording onthe array just get out....
Something stinks to high heaven IMHO...

I really couldn't agree more. With his new statements, it really does not seem like it was actually FBI. They may have claimed to be FBI but it just doesn't seem like a normal FBI ops to me



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: wylekat
a reply to: Tanga36

Hell- a news video or article had him as Spurzeon.

How many damn ways can ya misspell a name before it just looks hinky and suspicious?

I know. That is just part of this whole thing in my opinion. He's supposed to be a spokesman for the USPS but nobody can seem to get the spelling of his name correct? It's not like it's some 20 letter German name or even a Polish last name. Why so much difficulty with spelling his name? Lol



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:44 AM
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Another aspect to consider, with the recent change of management, and the reduction of federal funding, maybe they wanted to cement the facility into conspiracy/alien folklore.

It would bring more visitors to spend money at the gift shop, and pay to view museum.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:48 AM
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I think the link works. Lol idk anymore. i.imgur.com... I read somewhere in the YouTube comments that the guy talked to those people walking in the video and they were just walking around trying to figure out what was going on. Guy that posted the drone video said he will post more videos later. Looks like there's maybe caution tape or something blocking the entrance to one of the garages by the water tower.
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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: threeeyesopen

Two tags come up In some of the most recent posts on that website promoting his book about how to protect yourself from hackers.

Those two words are war games, which references the movie I quoted earlier. And also battle plan.

These two tags are kind of off base from the rest of the articles and their tags about the general topic at hand, hacking. ownyourdefense.net...

Does anyone else want to look at that link and see if maybe I'm just seeing things, I'd appreciate a second opinion.


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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe

originally posted by: threeeyesopen
a reply to: Vasa Croe

The authors deleted it is what it says on the wordpress site, I guess I gotta read what was posted and see if theres anything interesting, see you in a bit


www.abqjournal.com...

According to one of the articles I posted links to a couple pages back, Apache Point is still open and the people there are completely in the dark as well. No clue about what is going on.

Has anyone heard or seen if the other observatory, Apache Point, just down the road may be closed?

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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: caterpillage
Another aspect to consider, with the recent change of management, and the reduction of federal funding, maybe they wanted to cement the facility into conspiracy/alien folklore.

It would bring more visitors to spend money at the gift shop, and pay to view museum.


Eh, you don't evacuate private residences for something like that. And the USPS isn't going to play those games either.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 11:58 AM
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I must say if this started as some type of legitimate "small-scale" issue that they then capitalized on and turned in to some type of marketing scheme... It has been exteemely efficient in reaching it's goal lol I've never wanted to visit a Solar observatory so badly in my life, and I'm a good 2 days drive from there. The summer after high school I took a roadtrip to Roswell to visit my father's side of the family for the first time and ended up driving theough Cloudcroft accidently. On the map, to my naive eye, it looked like a shortcut for me however i didnt notice the whole "Sacramento Mtns" that it cut through. Randomly happening on Cloudcroft was a pleasant surprise ( it's an absolutely beautiful oasis seemingly in the middle of the desert, and we drove through the cloud layer to get there. It was really fascinating) however I had no IDEA there was an observatory so close by. If I ever travel through that way again I will definitely make a pitt stop there even if this ends up being a mundane explination for this specific event.

So, if the goal was to bring attention and possible tourists i'd say it's working brilliantly.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: RadioRobert

originally posted by: caterpillage
Another aspect to consider, with the recent change of management, and the reduction of federal funding, maybe they wanted to cement the facility into conspiracy/alien folklore.

It would bring more visitors to spend money at the gift shop, and pay to view museum.


Eh, you don't evacuate private residences for something like that. And the USPS isn't going to play those games either.




If that theory were to be true, it would include the USPS & the FBI playing along. Not likely at all.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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His name listed the same way in other articles concerning USPS stories.


Regional Postal Service spokesman Rod Spurgeon


This guys name is spelled the same
"About Rod Spurgeon
Rod Spurgeon is a creator of both fiction and nonfiction works. His perspectives offer insights that inform and stimulate the mind. He is the editor at ownyourdefense.net, a website dedicated to helping the public defend themselves against scammers and thieves. He is also a regular content contributor at senior.com

This seems to connect the author to postal things
twitter.com...

This also connects them



Send in your success stories to Western Area Update Editor Rod Spurgeon, 1745 Stout St. Suite 1075, Denver CO 80299- 7500 or rod.j.spurgeon@usps.gov

npmhu320.com...



U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rod Spurgeon called the situation “strange” after authorities walked into the nearby post office without warning and told the clerk to evacuate. “I wasn’t present … so I’m not sure which law enforcement agency told us to evacuate,” Spurgeon said.

He does not seem to be local to the area but is a "regional" spokesperson.
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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: TheGoondockSaint

All the info I was able to find on Spurgeon, the sci-fi writer, points to it being a different guy. I'm attempting to find the page I was looking at earlier but on there his past jobs didn't really mesh up with him being involved with the post office, let alone someone who could speak about situations involving the post office. There was one small bit that popped out, however. If I remember correctly, one of his stories involved something about an alien and a post office.

I'll edit if I can relocate the link

Here's my edit... I'm thinking I'm wrong. This is most likely the same guy that writes Sci-Fi
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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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Disclose TV is not a reliable source, obviously, but this "fleet of UFOs near the sun" is still interesting. The video was taken by a lady on facebook on 9/11.

www.disclose.tv...
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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:06 PM
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When a post office closes or plans to close, the USPS issues Facility Closure alerts. I thought maybe their website would have info about this NM post office, but nothing shows up on Facility Closures or the Service Alerts.

Checking out the usps service alerts there are none listed in New Mexico.

Checking out their National and Local News menu gives no info about this postal facility either. Very odd.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: itswhatev

I've found Spurgeons YouTube channel, it only has some previews about his books. I'm hoping to somehow get some answers.



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:08 PM
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Here is a link to Rod Spurgeon (listed on his FB page) and there are pics of hiim with David Copperfield posted on 8/7/2018

rodspurgeon.tumblr.com...



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:11 PM
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Not saying my latest idea has any legs, but just thought this fit with it humoursly




posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:14 PM
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This lady on YouTube claims she took pictures of the sun on 9/11 and there were a bunch of UFOs flying out of it.

www.facebook.com...



posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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Not that this really matters, he works as a spokesperson so a writer fits that nothing really important to this story.

As I said above this seems to connect them the writing aspect and post office, he edits for them.



Throughout this issue, we’ve heard from many people about the secrets of their success. Now, we’d like to hear from you. Send in your success stories to Western Area Update Editor Rod Spurgeon, 1745 Stout St. Suite 1075, Denver CO 80299- 7500 or rod.j.spurgeon@usps.gov


npmhu320.com...


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posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: Tanga36

Twitter: @rodspurgeon

His about section lists being a writer and ownyourowndefense.net.

He tweets pretty constantly about USPS events and business.

I’d say there’s your link.



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