UPDATE: The metal monolith discovered in the Utah desert has disappeared as mysteriously as it appeared
The mysterious silver monolith discovered in the US state of Utah, whose origin no one could discover, disappeared sometime around Friday evening, the local land management agency announced, according to CNN.
The Utah Land Management Agency announced in a Facebook post that the mysterious monolith disappeared Friday night from the area where it was discovered.
“We received reliable information that the illegally installed structure, called “monolith”, has disappeared from the public space. Our agency did not remove the structure, as it is considered private property”, the authorities announced on Facebook.
The bizarre object was discovered on November 18 by Utah Air Safety Department officers by helicopter.
“One of the biologists on board saw him and we happened to fly directly over him,” pilot Bret Hutchings told local KSL. “He said, ‘Come back, come back.’ I asked him what it was and he replied that there is something on the ground and we have to go and see what it is ”.
In the middle of the desert among the rocks, was the shiny metal monolith, stuck in the ground. Biologists estimated that it was between 3 and 4 meters high and looked as if it had been positioned on the ground and not thrown or dropped.
The exact place where the mysterious structure was located, who put it there, or who removed it remains unknown.
The Utah Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the installation of such structures or art objects without permission on public space is illegal “regardless of the planet you come from.”
A regular mission by the US Department of Public Safety in Utah took a strange turn after the crew of a helicopter discovered a mysterious monolith in the desert, informs CNN.
The incident happened last week, when the officers of the aviation office of the Utah Department of Public Safety were on board a helicopter, helping to count some wild animals.
“One of the biologists on board saw him and we happened to fly directly over him,” pilot Bret Hutchings told local KSL. “He said ‘come back, come back’. I asked him what it was and he said there was something on the ground and we had to go see what it was.”
In the middle of the desert, among the reddish rocks, was a shiny metallic monolith embedded in the ground. Hutchings estimated that he is between 3 and 4 meters tall. It did not look as if it had been dropped to the ground, but rather positioned.
Where did the mysterious monolith discovered in the USA come from: the “Opera” of aliens or an eccentric artist?
The recently discovered metal structure in the Utah desert, USA, has already ignited the imagination of millions of people, who immediately compared it to the mysterious monolith in the 1968 film “Space Odyssey 2001“, directed by Stanley Kubrick. How this object appeared in an isolated and deserted area remains a subject open to speculation. Opinions are divided: some suggest, more jokingly, more seriously, that we are talking about an alien object, while others say that we are dealing more with the creation of an eccentric minimalist artist, as shown in The Guardian.
The idea for the imposing, matte black monolith created by a mysterious alien species appears in several key scenes from the movie “Space Odyssey 2001”, which in turn is based on the novel of the same name written by Arthur C. Clarke.
The object was accidentally discovered in the desert last week by a helicopter crew, during a routine mission carried out by the Utah Department of Public Safety.
“One of the biologists on board saw him,” said pilot Bret Hutchings. “He said to me, ‘Come back, come back!’ I asked him what it was and he replied that there was something on the ground and we had to go and see what it was. ”
In the middle of the desert, among the reddish rocks, was a shiny metallic monolith stuck in the ground. Hutchings estimated that he is between 3 and 4 meters tall. It did not look as if it had been dropped to the ground, but rather positioned.
“I was joking that if one of us suddenly disappears, the others will run away,” said Bret Hutchings, who said the object was most likely set in the desert by a big fan of Kubrick’s film.
If the monolith was still man-made, the work was compared to that of minimalist sculptor John McCracken, who died in 2011. An artist curator told The Guardian that the monolith is not McCracken’s work and that we are talking about “the creation of an artist who tried in this way to pay homage to McCracken.”
However, the same curator told the New York Times that, in fact, the monolith was created by McCracken.
What is certain is that the Utah Department of Public Safety has announced that it is illegal to install structures on the public domain without permission, “no matter what planet the perpetrator is from.”
The Utah monolith does not appear in the 2015 Google Earth images
The exact location of the monolith was not disclosed.
This did not stop mystery enthusiasts from discovering it in less than a day.
Because, no matter how big this mystery is, it has no chance in front of Google Earth, we find out from an article The Verge.
Google Earth photos taken in 2013 and mid-2015 show no trace of the monolith, suggesting that it was posted in the desert for a relatively short time.
Some users of the Reddit platform have also noticed certain lines at the base of the monolith, which would suggest the use of a special saw to cut the stone, while the structure seems fixed in bolts, which would eliminate the theory that we are talking about “a monolith”. composed of a single piece of metal.