There's mystery methane over the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest: Cue the nuts

Four Corners Monument

Man struggles in vain to escape unseen forces pinning him to the Four Corners Monument.

Credit: Ken Lund via Flickr

Somehow we missed a story earlier this month in Livescience about an unexplained  methane "hot spot" hovering over the Four Corners area of the American Southwest, where the borders of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico converge.

Check this out:

The mysterious methane was first detected from space, via a European Space Agency satellite that can measure this potent greenhouse gas. Researchers reported the discovery in October in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, but couldn't explain where the extra methane was coming from. The "hot spot" persisted from 2003 until at least 2009. And the amount of methane was significant, the researchers reported — equal to nearly 10 percent of all U.S. methane emissions from natural gas.

Now a team of scientists are doing flyovers of the area with special equipment designed to sense and map methane emissions.

Seriously, what good are a bunch of scientists going to do? This clearly is a job for UFO conspiracy nuts!

Even back as far as 1989, it was well-documented that "ALIEN BASES exist in the four corners area of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada," according to this meticulously researched report.

It sounds like a vague theory, until you learn from the highly respected Desert Highlands Paranormal Research site that there is a "secret alien underground facility under Archuleta Mesa on the Colorado-New Mexico border near the town of Dulce, New Mexico."

Details equal credibility -- even invented ones!

Below is a short video about the methane mystery. Since it includes no mention of extraterrestrials, paranormal activity or The Illuminati, it's credibility is questionable at best. Because even an amateur can figure out that the high levels of methane are related to the joint conspiracy between the U.S. government, aliens and Walmart to impose martial law and create concentration camps in the Southwest. 

Remember, the truth is out there. But if you can't find it, making up something also will generate page views. 

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