A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter detected a peculiar stone monument in a desert provoking a lot of remarks on social media about its closeness with a scene from the remarkable film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The helicopter was aiding the counting of bighorns when the helicopter recognized the monolith in rural Utah, CNN reported.
“One of the researchers… spotted it, and we coincidentally flew directly over it, “ pilot Bret Hutchings told CNN. “He was like, ‘Whoa, turn around!’ And I said, ‘What.’ And he said,’ we’ve got to see around!”
The team were able to find the updated gleaming, metal monolith that is anywhere “somewhere in the range of 10 and 12 feet high,” Hutchings said.
While the area wasn’t revealed, the pilot said the stone monolith didn’t seem like it had dropped to the ground yet “appeared as though it had been planted”.
“I’m accepting that it’s some new wave craftsman or something or, you know, someone that was a major (2001: A Space Odyssey) fan,” he said. The stone monuments that show up in the notorious 1968 sci-fi film were, nonetheless, black in colour.
Arriving at research, Utah Department of Public Safety team members found “a metal stone monument installed in the ground” yet “no undeniable sign of who may have put the monolith.” It is illegal to put any structure without approval on governmentally oversaw public lands regardless of what planet you’re from,” warned the agency in an official statement.
The discovery started numerous responses on social media with some speculating it the ‘finale’ for 2020.
A few observers called out to the similarity of the object to the vanguard work of John McCracken, a US artist who lived for a period nearby New Mexico and met his death in 2011.