Remember the classic movie 2001?
All about first contact and it was with a monolith back in the early days of humanity……it disappears and is seen once again many centuries later by men on the Moon…..hold that thought.
I recently reported about the discovery of a metal monolith in an isolated part of Utah…..
It’s just “about the strangest thing that I’ve come across out there in all my years of flying,” a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter pilot tells KSL-TV: That thing is a 10- to 12-foot high metal monolith sticking up out of the ground in a “very remote” red rock area in the southeastern part of the state. The helicopter was assisting Utah Division of Wildlife Resource officers in counting bighorn sheep when a biologist spotted the monolith. “He was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!” the pilot says.
“We came across this, in the middle of nowhere, buried deep in the rock. Inquiring minds want to know, what the heck is it? Anyone?” the Department of Public Safety’s Aero Bureau posted on Instagram. The team says the monolith seems to have been planted in the ground, as opposed to having been dropped from above, and that it appears to be manmade; some of them suspect it was installed as some sort of artwork. There’s also, of course, rampant speculation that it was installed by aliens. “It is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from,” the DPS notes in a press release.
Then it disappeared from Utah….
Just days after the monolith disappeared in Utah…..another one appeared in Romania…..
Days after Utah’s mysterious monolith disappeared, a very similar one has appeared elsewhere. This hollow, triangular, 13-foot monolith, which Sky News reports “bear[s] a close resemblance” to the one found in Utah, was found on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt, facing a mountain known locally as “Holy Mountain” and considered one of the country’s seven wonders, according to the Mirror. Vice says it’s “almost identical” to the Utah one, which was about the same height and also shiny and metallic. Local officials say it’s on private property in a protected archaeological site—not far from the city’s oldest historical monument, the Petrodava Dacian Fortress—and it’s not yet clear how it got there, TMZ reports.
(Cue creepy SciFi music)
The disappearance in Utah is said to have been explained…..
- The dismantling: Photographer Ross Bernards says he was at the Utah site Friday night taking pictures when four men appeared with a wheelbarrow, then pushed over and quickly dismantled the monolith, reports the Times. (The story includes grainy cellphone images of the dismantling.) Were they the same people who put it up? Not clear. Bernards says he and his companions didn’t try to stop the men. “As they walked off with the pieces, one of them said, ‘Leave no trace,'” Bernards says.
- On Instagram: You can read Bernards’ own account of this on Instagram. He writes that the men were right to remove the object because it was beginning to attract lots of visitors who weren’t respecting the delicate environment. “This is why you don’t leave trash in the desert,” he quotes one of the men as saying.
Second one disappears…..And now a third monolith has appeared….
For the third time in a week, a mysterious metal monolith has captured the public’s attention. This time, a 10-foot-tall steel obelisk was found atop a mountain in Atascadero, California, reports the Guardian, which features pictures hikers have posted to social media. Unlike the monolith found in Utah, this one does not appear to be planted in the ground, the Atascadero News reports. The Utah one, and the first “copycat” found in Romania, have both disappeared.
This is getting interesting.
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