Mysterious monolith found in US desert& |  Photo Credit: Twitter
- Unidentified and in a remote undisclosed location, the crew of Utah’s Department of Public Safety has found an intriguing object embedded in the rock
- There is nothing to tell who installed that metal monolith in the place and why
- It resembles the black monoliths seen in the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey”, directed by Stanley Kubrick.
A mysterious-looking monolith in the middle of nowhere in the barren Utah landscape has created quite a stir across the world. It started as routine wildlife assistance but took an extraterrestrial turn for Utah’s Department of Public Safety after its officers surveying the area in a helicopter stumbled upon a mysterious monolith in the middle of rural Utah.
This happened on 18th November, Wednesday when officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Aero Bureau were flying by helicopter in a measure meant to help the Division of Wildlife Resources count bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah when they spotted something that seemed right out of “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Bret Hutchings, the pilot told CNN-affiliate KSL that one of the biologists on board the chopper spotted it just as they were flying directly over the top of it.
“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!’,” said the pilot.
The Utah Department of Public Safety had a very amusing response to the discovery, a tongue-in-cheek statement that almost hinted at the extra-terrestrial or ET. “It is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed lands, no matter what planet you’re from,” it stated.
The monolith made of some metal is almost 12-14 feet tall.
No, you cannot know the exact location:
But you cannot go search for it, however, intrigued as you maybe. The department that discovered it is not about to give away the coordinates to the place. That is not because they want to be secretive about it, but because it is so far out and remote that people could get lost and stranded, imperilling their lives and safety in the huge expanse.
Unidentified objects not uncommon to the area:
Mysterious findings and intrigue are not uncommon in Utah. CNN states that in the 1970s, Utah State professor Frank Salisbury wrote a well-documented book about hundreds of UFO sightings in the basin.
Bret Hutchins, the pilot of the discovery helicopter speculated that the monolith may have been installed by “some new wave artist”, or a fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the 1968 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film was based on a science fiction novel by Arthur C Clarke and in it imposing black monoliths created by an unseen alien species appear in the movie.