The Church of Scientology reportedly has a private vault hidden in New Mexico.
For several years, neighbors of a secluded property fifty miles east of Las Vegas, New Mexico, wondered who owned the mysterious land, KOAT 7 News reported. County records show it is owned by the Church of Spiritual Technology, an organization affiliated with the Church of Scientology.
The property features two huge diamonds inside two interlocking circles carved right into the landscape. The entrance has a private property sign and a couple of surveillance cameras. The property also has a private airport next door.
The news station reached out to the Scientology Church in Mexico and were sent a link to the Church’s website.
According to the site, the purpose of the property is to "create and maintain an archive of Scientology scripture for future generations.” The archive contains "more than 135 tons of archival books, stainless steel plates and nickel-plated records” that are "stored in 2,300 titanium capsules housed in calamity-proof vaults."
Former San Miguel County Emergency Manager Tim Gallegos said he was once invited to look at the vaults back in 1990s.
"It was pretty impressive," Gallegos told KOAT 7 News. "I kept looking at the building thinking it doesn't belong out here.
"They had these titanium discs or plates and they would actually etch it on there."
The property appears to be expanding.