“We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as ‘monolith’, has been removed” from BLM’s public lands, the post said.
The monolith was first discovered on November 18 by officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Aviation Office.
They were flying in a helicopter, to help the Wildlife Resources Department count big sheep in southeast Utah when they discovered something that looked like it came out of “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
And there it was – in the middle of the red rock was a piece of shiny silver metal sticking out from the ground. Hutchings estimated it was “between 10 and 12 feet.” He told KSL it didn’t look like it was randomly dropped to the ground, but it did appear to have been planted.
Referring to a scene in the 1968 movie where a black monster appeared, he said: “I suppose he’s a New Wave artist or something, or, you know, someone who was a huge fan (“ 2001: A Space Odyssey ”).
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The trip involved driving in the dark over rocky terrain and checking GPS coordinates, according to three people who had gone to see it. At least one explorer is lost in the beginning. But the trip was well worth it, they said, even if the mongrel was not the work of aliens.
David Surber was probably among the first to personally see the monolith. The coordinates of the Monolith have been shared on Reddit, but no user has been able to confirm their authenticity. Surber volunteered to find out.
“At the end of the day, whether it is extraterrestrial or made through artistic expression, the Monarch has provided an opportunity for thousands of people to rally around something positive again,” he told CNN in an email. “It was a good escape from all the negativity we experienced in 2020.”
CNN’s Scotty Andrew and Leah Asmlach contributed to this report.
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