Tuesday, January 26

Curious: Mysterious monolith found in the desert (VIDEO and PHOTOS)

Tags: United States, Amazing
  • Mysterious glowing monolith found in the Utah desert
  • The tall, smooth structure was found during a helicopter inspection of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, authorities said Monday.
  • The monolith evokes the one that appears in Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey”

Remember the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Kubrick? One of the most emblematic scenes is that of the monolith in the middle of the desert. Well, we are not in 2001, but in this very strange 2020 and, if it was going to happen, it was going to happen this year.

Deep in the red rock desert of Utah, which looks a lot like the surface of Mars, they have discovered something that has left everyone with their jaws on the ground.

A gleaming metal monolith hidden in a remote location. To say that any resemblance is pure chance would be saying a lot. It is, to say the least, disturbing.

The object was first seen last week by a helicopter pilot and wildlife officials who were flying over the area to conduct an annual count of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, authorities said Monday.

The team from the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Division of Wildlife Resources spotted the gleaming object from the air on November 18 and landed to view it during a break from work.

They found that the object, a prism as tall as two men together, looks like stainless steel. But they uncovered no clues as to who, what or why might have pinned it to the ground.

Curious: Mysterious monolith found in the desert. Photos: Utah Department of Public Safety

Helicopter pilot Bret Hutchings had a chance to see the large metal slab up close and guessed that it was probably the work of an artist and was between 10 and 12 feet tall (about 3 meters). The Guardian.

“I guess he’s a new age artist or something or, you know, someone who was a huge fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey,” Hutchings told local news station, KSLTV, which first reported on the slab.

“This thing is not out of this world,” said Lt. Nick Street of the Utah Highway Patrol, part of the Department of Public Safety.


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