Last month, the Sheahan family was facing eviction threats from the U.S. federal government for refusing a $5.2 million buyout to vacate their 400-acre mine near Area 51 that has been in their family since the late 1800s. And it’s now official: a federal judge’s pen officially took the land and handed it over to the United States Air Force.
The family resisted the initial offer saying the property is worth far more because of the rich ore it contains but also the buildings, mining equipment, and the unique history of the property, which still holds the remains of past family members. An agreement has yet to be worked out as to where the bones will go.
[ad]A News Channel 8 report states the family has asked for a jury trial to determine what the Air Force will have to pay for the contents of the property. Though the USAF valued the acreage at only $1.5 million, they offered nearly five times as much to the family. The report states that “the issues will be limited” in a jury trial as to what financial responsibility belongs to the Air Force.
“This has been, like I said, a 60-plus year nothing short of criminal activity on the part of the federal government, the AEC, Black Ops, CIA and you can go on and on,” said Joe Sheahan.
For now, the family will continue its efforts to receive a proper valuation of their property; one that has survived nuclear blast testing in the ’50s and ’60s, as well as building damage from a jettisoned engine from an aircraft.
“There’s nothing fair, there’s nothing anything remotely close to that involved in this process,” Sheahan said. “But there never has been either, so it’s nothing new. But we would like to change it at least to get our stuff out and be paid the value.”
Watch: The Groom Mine Family spoke to Infowars last month about how the federal government was trying to force them off their land which has been in their family since the 1870’s. During the interview, family members describe bombing raids, 50 caliber machine gun assaults and open air nuclear testing all done by our federal government in order to scare the Sheahans off their working mine: