Received a lot of publicity last weekthe incident with the discovery in Utah of a regular-shaped all-metal obelisk that resembles the famous column from Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey. According to the official version, the discovery of the mysterious object occurred during a planned helicopter flight of the protected area, during which officials counted the number of bighorn sheep.
Internet users began to actively explorethe question of the appearance of a mysterious obelisk and even expressed an opinion about the alien origin of the object. Experts from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of Utah immediately stated that placing on public land "a private architectural object is illegal, no matter what planet you are from."
Reddit accurately calculatedthe location of the metal stele, as well as the age of the artwork. Having the exact coordinates of the unusual sculpture, many curious residents of the United States immediately went on an excursion. The exact route to the monolith was laid out on Reddit. The nearest hiking trail is just 800 meters from the property.
Further investigation of the mysterious objectfaced with conflicting facts. So, according to archival images of the Google Earth resource, the object appeared in the Utah desert between August 2015 and October 2016. However, an officer from the Utah Department of Public Safety, in an interview with The New York Times, said that the authorities knew about the obelisk back in the 40-50s of the last century, that is, even before the filming of Kubrick's film.
After the hype caused by the message about the appearancesteles in the desert, the Utah authorities were forced to urge enthusiasts to wait a little with mass worship of an unusual object and not forget about the social restrictions that must be observed during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the story seems to have been completedpeople unknown to the authorities who were able on November 27, under the noses of the authorities and pilgrims, to discreetly dismantle and take out in an unknown direction a metal monolith with a height of 3 to 3.6 meters,