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September 21, 2018

Levittown web telescope webcam offline, as feds raid New Mexico observatory



By Alex Lloyd Gross

When the FBI raided the Sunspot Observatory in New Mexico  and ordered it and the nearby US Post Office closed they refused to tell anyone the reason. Local law enforcement was asked to assist. However, the FBI refused to tell the locals the reason for the evacuation.  It is NEVER a good idea to do that.  That happened on September 9 2018.  Within days, it was learned multiple solar observatories were closed or their webcams were shut down, including the JAT Observatory in Levittown Bucks County.  The only reason given was “safety reasons”. for the New Mexico incident.

Within hours of this happening,. a local private observatory located in Fairless Hills  Pennsylvania called the JAT Observatory was offline as well. The closed solar observatories are:

AXIS 232D Network Dome Camera located in Sydney Australia
Webcams located at SOAR Observatory – The Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope located in Chile
BRT Tenerife Telescope Webcam located in Spain
Webcam located at Mauna Kea observatory at the University of Hawaii Hilo
Webcam from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope observatory in Hawaii
Webcam at JAT Observatory in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.

Multiple websites are reporting this such as this one. as well as the  Albuquerque Journal. JAT is a small, private facility that many people never knew existed. It monitors the sun. It is in Levittown and it’s webcam has been  shut down. Levittown is not an ideal place for an observatory.  It is subject to severe light pollution and the sky is nowhere near dark enough to get images of deep space. One must wonder the reason.  NASA claims a lunar transit was taking place, however, that  is a common event and no one would call the FBI and order solar observatories closed for that. One theory is that China was using the antenna array at the observatory in New Mexico to hack into the White Sands Missile Range. That’s plausible but there is no missile range anywhere near Levittown. Are the two events related?

It could be a coincidence that the JAT was down at the same time as the others, but  with no one talking,  the internet is ripe for people who claim everything from a   a UFO’ invasion to a dangerous solar storm going to take place.  It’s all wild speculation.  Given the proximity to Roswell New Mexico, and alien conspiracies,  this event is perfect for internet fodder. Each theory more crazy than the next. In the 1940’s an unknown craft landed in Roswell New Mexico. Officials claim it was a weather balloon. Locals did not buy it and a 50 plus year conspiracy was born.

In 2018 The FBI raided a large solar telescope in the same state as Roswell . They closed it and the local post offices. Five other solar telescopes were closed or their webcams shut down at the same time. Coincidence or conspiracy. No one is talking.


Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
A contributor to Starfile Photo Agency for 20 years, Alex has been given access to and has photographed luminaries of both stage and screen.
He now shares his talent with you.

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