Of course, this first big question we need know: Is it shrieking or is it silent? As you no doubt recall, the noisy 2001: Space Odyssey monolith that appeared on earth in pre-historic times is what gave pre-human apes knowledge, and nudged evolution onward. It was rather a big deal. And if its back, perhaps it might mean that computers are about to become sentient (thanks 5G). So this is POTENTIALLY VERY BIG NEWS.
Utah state workers from the Department of Public Safety discovered the 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.
via Daily Mail:
The team was in the remote area to count bighorn sheep when they spotted the unidentified object.
‘One of the biologists is the one who spotted it and we just happened to fly directly over the top of it,’ pilot Bret Hutchings told KSL-TV. ‘He was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!’ And I was like, ‘what.’ And he’s like, ‘There’s this thing back there – we’ve got to go look at it!’
After the copter circled back and landed, the crew went into the cove to investigate.
‘We were thinking, Is this something NASA stuck up there or something? Are they bouncing satellites off it?’ Hutchings said.
Hutchings believes the structure is probably some kind of artwork.
‘I’m assuming it’s some new wave artist or something or, you know, somebody that was a big [2001: A Space Odyssey] fan,’ he said.
Possibly, possibly. But if any of the bighorn sheep pick up a skeletal jawbone and begin bashing one and other, watch out.
The @UtahDPS helicopter was assisting the @UtahDWR in counting bighorn sheep in remote southern Utah Wednesday when the crew encountered something entirely 'out of this world'…@KSL5TV #KSLTV #Utah— Andrew Adams (@AndrewAdamsKSL) November 21, 2020
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