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Sport The mysterious monolith in the Utah desert is now gone

08:15  29 november  2020
08:15  29 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Utah helicopter crew discovers mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert

  Utah helicopter crew discovers mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert 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. © From Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau Authorities say they don't know how or why the monolith was placed there. 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.

As mysteriously as it arrived, a metal monolith that was discovered last week by Utah public safety workers is now gone , officials said on Saturday. The bureau said it had not removed the monolith , which it considers “private property.” The Utah Department of Public Safety said on Monday that it

The structure in the Red Rock desert was first discovered last week from the air by a helicopter pilot and wildlife officers who were carrying out an annual count of bighorn 'This is wild': state employees find mysterious monolith in Utah desert – video. “Awesome journey out to the monolith today,” he

The internet went wild when a strange 2001: A Space Odyssey-esque metal monolith was found in the Utah desert. Later, devoted Reddit sleuths would discover more about the monolith and its potential origins.

a close up of a rock wall: It was there... but now it is gone. Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau © Provided by CNET It was there... but now it is gone. Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau

But now, according to officials from the Bureau of Land Management in Utah, the strange metal object is gone.

"We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the "monolith" has been removed from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands by an unknown party," read the statement, posted on Facebook.

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  Utah monolith: The mysterious silver monolith in the desert has disappeared A tall, silver, shining metal monolith discovered in the desert in southeastern Utah -- which prompted theories of alien placement and drew determined hikers to its secret location -- has now disappeared, the state's Bureau of Land Management said Saturday. © Utah Department of Public Safety The monolith was removed by an "unknown party" sometime Friday night, the agency said in a Facebook post. "We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the 'monolith,' has been removed" from BLM public lands, the post said.

A metal monolith is seen in Red Rock Desert , Utah , US, November 25, 2020 © davidsurber_ via REUTERS. The cryptic metal structure, which captivated mystery hunters’ imagination ever since it was discovered in the Utah desert last week, has been stolen, according to disappointed pilgrims

Amateur investigators have figured out the location and construction of Utah 's mysterious metal monolith , although many questions remain. Utah government employees found the roughly three metre-tall object in the state’s southern desert earlier this month, during a sheep-counting mission

"The BLM did not remove the structure which is considered private property."

The Utah Department of Public Safety had initially discovered the object, in a helicopter in a remote region of southern Utah while counting bighorn sheep.

"I'd say it's probably between 10 and 12 feet high," pilot Bret Hutchings told KSL, back when it was initially discovered. "We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then I guess the rest of us make a run for it."

a stone building: It was there... but now it is gone. © Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau

It was there... but now it is gone.

But in the wake of the discovery dedicated folks on Reddit took made an attempt to discover the origins of the monolith. First they located the monolith on Google Earth, then they used historical imaging data in an attempt to discover exactly when the object first appeared in the desert. Using this data they discovered the monolith first appeared between August 2015 and October 2016.

Mysterious metal monolith discovered in Utah disappears

  Mysterious metal monolith discovered in Utah disappears The mysterious metal monolith discovered earlier this month in a remote area of Utah has disappeared, less than a week after the structure was confirmed by state officials.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah said in a Saturday statement that they received "credible reports" that the three-sided monolith was removed Friday evening from the area of public lands in southeastern Utah where it was initially discovered on Nov. 18.BLM said that they did not remove the structure, and the local sheriff's office would be responsible for investigating the removal.

Travelers track the mysterious desert monolith in Utah US News. Some bizarre spectators are coming to a remote part of the south Utah To join From left: Theories swirl around the mysterious metal monolith found in southeastern Utah by state employees. David Zwirner said it seems nearly

The metal monolith sits deep in a desert easy to get lost in, so officials did not reveal its location. It took just 48 hours for the first person to get there. When officials in Utah revealed they had found a shimmering, metal structure deep in the Red Rock desert , they refused to say exactly where.

Around that time, sci-fi drama Westworld was filming in a nearby location, which has led many to speculate the monolith is an old movie prop.

Considering the location had also been used in a number of other TV shows and movies -- from recent films like 127 Hours and Mission: Impossible 2, to classic westerns in the 1940s and 1960 -- it is a possibility.

Regardless, as of right now, the monolith is gone. The Bureau of Land Management has said it has no plans to investigate the disappearance, stating that's the business of the sheriff's office.

Another Mysterious Monolith Appears, This Time in The Netherlands .
The discovery comes after several metallic obelisks were discovered in remote locations in Utah, California and Romania.The structure was discovered in a nature reserve near Oudehorne, a village in the province of Friesland, on Sunday, according to the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper.

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