The Sunspot Observatory was closed and evacuated on September 6 due to an undisclosed security risk and remains closed at this time. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) has temporarily closed the facility and evacuated the 5 homes around it. Residents were ordered to leave so suddenly that they were unable to take possessions with them. An Unknowncountry witness who visited the site found that the entire area is closed off and evacuated, not just the observatory itself. Locals say that the FBI is involved and vehicles have been seen in the area, but there appears to be absolutely no information available about why the observatory was closed.
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