“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 Division count the number of great sheep in southeast Utah when they discovered something that looked like it came out of “2001: A Space Flight.”
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.
“I suppose he’s a New Wave artist or something, or, you know, someone who was a huge fan (” 2001: A Space Odyssey “), he said, referring to a scene in the 1968 movie.
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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 worth it, they said, even if the mongrel was not the work of aliens.
David Surber was probably among the first to personally witness the monolith. The coordinates have been traded to the Monolith 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.