Less than two weeks have passed since the discovery of the mysterious “monolith of Utah”, and the 3.7 meter metal structure found on a remote mountain has completely disappeared. The State Land Administration Office (BLM) said Saturday (28) that it had information that the object had been removed by an unknown party.
Although Bret Hutchings, the pilot who made the discovery, cautiously decided not to disclose his exact location, this did not prevent a Google Earth user from making the coordinates available to the world. It was enough to start a national race, with dozens of people arriving at the site.
One of the visitors, also a Utah helicopter pilot, Ryan Bacher, who visited the monolith on Friday afternoon (27), told local TV station KSL that a friend of his had arrived on the scene on Saturday and found nothing. the metal structure, and who would really like to know who would have disappeared with the object.
The missing one
In its official statement posted to Facebook, the BLM stated that it had “not removed the structure considered private property,” reiterating that the agency has no authority to investigate the occurrence of the species, which would be the responsibility are from the local sheriff’s office. . He concluded, “We have received reports that an individual or group deleted it on the night of Nov. 27.”
Now, to the mystery of the monolith’s origin is added its disappearance. Many observers believe that the object is an art installation left by an artist to be discovered later. Or, as exploration pilot Bret Hutchings put it, it could be a tribute to the 2001 movie: A Space Odyssey from 1968.