It's a solar observatory run by New Mexico State University for AURA (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, a very big deal in astronomy) as part of the National Solar Observatory, which has several sites. Well, a few days ago hordes of FBI agents swarmed the place. No word whether Mulder and Scully were among them. Otero county Sheriff Benny House said "The FBI is refusing to tell us what's going on," he told the Alamogordo Daily News. "There was a black hawk helicopter, a bunch of people running around antennas and work crews on towers but nobody would tell us anything." He speculated that maybe somebody had attacked a member of the staff, but asked why if that was so, his department hadn't been called and why the FBI got involved so quickly. Everyone is wondering why they are being so secretive. Maybe somebody was 'colluding' with Russians. Nosborne lives in the vicinity. Maybe that's it. The local post office was evacuated too. The post office people say they weren't told why, just that they would be told when they could return. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy said in a statement that it is "addressing a security issue". AURA decided to "temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure, " spokeswoman Shari Lifson said, adding AURA is "working with the proper authorities on this issue". http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-mystery-surrounds-sudden-closure-new-mexico-observatory-20180912-story.html https://news.sky.com/story/mystery-closure-of-observatory-and-fbi-presence-in-sunspot-new-mexico-11496171 The internet consensus is... "We're not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens".