So what was it? An art world hoax? A random 2001 Space Odyssey fan having some fun? Or ALIENS intent upon making computers sentient due to the recent 5G technology (my theory)?
We may never know.
Earlier this month, you may recall, Utah state workers from the Department of Public Safety discovered a 12 foot tall shiny metal monolith in the desert, while flying overhead in a helicopter. Upon inspection, they discovered that it was firmly planted in the ground, as opposed to being dropped from above. There were no markings on it and no one has claimed responsibility.
Now it’s gone.
Friday the prism was removed by ‘an unknown party’, the Bureau of Land Management said in a statement.
Adventurers Riccardo Marino and Sierra Van Meter hiked the monument, located just east off Canyonlands National Park at 11:30PM on Friday, but found site in the red rocks eerily desolate.
‘All that was left in its place was a message written in the dirt that said “Bye b****” with a fresh pee stain right next to it,’ Marino said on Instagram on Saturday.‘
‘Someone had just stolen the statue, and we were the first to arrive at the scene,’ he added.
Marino said during their journey to the pillar they passed by a pick-up truck hauling a large object and they believe that was the monolith being towed away.
‘At about 10.45pm roughly four miles into Lockhart Basin we passed a truck that was hauling a large object strapped down In the bed with the hatch open,’ he
The Bureau of Land Management in Utah said they weren’t responsible for removing the structure.
‘[We] did not remove the structure which is considered private property. The structure has received international and national attention and we received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of 27 Nov,’ the agency said in a statement.
So there you are. 2020 is ending just as strangely as it began.
(via Daily Mail)