“… mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert.” CNN

Monolith

"What started as routine wildlife assistance took an extraterrestrial turn for Utah's Department of Public Safety after officers stumbled upon a mysterious monolith in the middle of rural Utah.
 
Officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety's Aero Bureau were flying by helicopter last Wednesday, helping the Division of Wildlife Resources count bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, when they spotted something that seemed right out of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
 
"One of the biologists … spotted it, and we just happened to fly directly over the top of it," pilot Bret Hutchings told CNN affiliate KSL. "He was like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!' And I was like, 'What.' And he's like, 'There's this thing back there — we've got to go look at it!'""  CNN
 
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From the terrain this looks like it would be in the SE part of Utah.  What is it?  pl
 

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/utah-monolith-art-trnd/index.html

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/11/23/21611655/utah-mysterious-monolith-video-watch

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20 Responses to “… mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert.” CNN

  1. Avatar Steve Ogle says:

    Looks like a very nice stainless steel box. Wonder how its mounted to the desert floor. The cops should start rubbing it perhaps it will take them on a much more enjoyable trip than the one we’ll be going on should Biden get elected.

  2. Avatar Steve Ogle says:

    Curious about the slot in the stone behind. As well.

  3. Avatar Fred says:

    That’s the storage container for all of Trump’s lost votes.

  4. Avatar PRC90 says:

    I’d say that a 2001 fan with some metalworking skills is laughing his head off now that someone has found the bait.

  5. Avatar ked says:

    Very funny, Fred!
    An art-piece, the perfect analog for one’s fondest hopes of the recent election; shiny outside, empty inside, set in the middle of nowhere.

  6. Avatar JerseyJeffersonian says:

    The stainless steel pillar is the lingam, while the slot in the rock is the yoni. This construction is emblematic of the Cosmic Screw Job we will all get should yogini Harris come to rule us. Hey, it worked for her “career”…

  7. Avatar Deap says:

    An art project prank. Helicoptered in? Occam’s Razor blade finally found.

  8. Avatar Quartered Safe Out Here says:

    Here’s the official report from the Utah Department of Public Safety, which states: “It is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from.”

  9. Avatar james says:

    fascinating! it arouses my curiousity as to who put it their… how far from the nearest road? it doesn’t look like it could be carried easily by a minimum of 2 people… how did it get their?? i have been on that road in se utah from moab down to bluff… stayed in bluff – 8 or 9 years ago… very pretty landscape all around..

  10. Avatar Diana L Croissant says:

    I love the response from Utah’s Dept. of Public Safety. My first reaction upon looking at the photo was to believe someone who is a fan of the “Ancient Aliens” episodes–and especially the one about Göbekli Tepe–was trying to start a modern interpretation of Göbekli Tepe.
    I sure hope we hear more about this to understand who/what put it there.
    I am personally hoping it was indeed someone from outer space. I am getting a little tired of the Earth and want to be abducted so as to relieve my old-age boredom.

  11. Avatar Mark K Logan says:

    james,
    Roads are only needed by poor creatures who still believe gravity is a law…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfVqM-QYch8

  12. Avatar petrel says:

    I am interested in the “monkey profile” of the rock beyond the monolith.

  13. Avatar Seamus Padraig says:

    Wild guess: Mormons put it there.

  14. Avatar Degringolade says:

    From What I see on the videos. I would guesstimate the area around King Bench.
    (Note: Credentials here are an old Utah boy who read too much Edward Abbey and Carlos Casteneda)

  15. Avatar james says:

    @ Mark K Logan…lolol! anything is possible! it would be interesting to see a close up of the area it was found to appreciate how this object that was planted into the ground, got their..

  16. Avatar Leith says:

    There is no such thing as “too much” where Edward Abbey is concerned. Just the opposite.
    Perhaps the mysterious monolith is a memorial to Vietnam Vet and former Green Beret George Washington Hayduke? Placed there by Earth First? Or maybe by Mother Earth herself?
    Or is it a remnant of the giant earth moving Walking Dragline Excavator that Hayduke and his Monkey Wrench Gang sabotaged?

  17. Avatar optimax says:

    Taking guerilla art from the street into the desert. Love it.

  18. Avatar Fred says:

    ked,
    I’ve seen the error of my ways. It’s not a repository of Trump’s votes, but of the Biden family’s integrity.

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