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Helicopter Crew Accidentally Discover Mysterious Metal Monolith Deep in Utah Desert

“One of the biologists … spotted it, and we just happened to fly directly over the top of it,” pilot Bret Hutchings told CNN affiliate KSL. “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!’”

The team landed near the monolith and went to investigate, with one member joking that if something were to happen to any of them, the other should make a run for it. The metal rectangle, which stood between 10 and 12 feet (3 to 3.6 m) tall, failed to do anything special and appeared to consist of metal sheeting held together by screws. Whoever put it there didn’t just drop it, they went to the effort of cutting the cut rock base and placing the monolith there.

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  • DrTedNelson November 25, 2020, 9:27 AM

    Could it be the one from the movie 2001 filming location?

  • Casey Klahn November 25, 2020, 9:28 AM

    Open the pod bay door, HAL…

  • EX-Californian Pete November 25, 2020, 9:39 AM

    I figured out what it is.
    Fearing that NRA-hating, anti-gun Joe Biden might win the election, a pro-2A citizen decided to relocate his gun safe to an extremely remote location and encase it in an extra layer of steel.

    Just kidding, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it might be true.

  • DOUBLE XX November 25, 2020, 9:53 AM

    Pete, if you have to hide them or keep them unloaded, they are nothing but boat anchors. An armed society is a polite society. Free men own guns, slaves do not!!! Yes by all means come and take them.

  • ghostsniper November 25, 2020, 11:02 AM

    “Pete, if you have to hide them or keep them unloaded, they are nothing but boat anchors.”
    Hopefully the silliest thing I’ll read today.
    Mindless ninnies that write such things will be the first to give them up, or, they don’t even have any guns to begin with.

  • Mike Anderson November 25, 2020, 1:28 PM

    Only a matter of time before some wokester realizes this shiny metal prism is an exemplar of Dead White European Male Rectilinear Thinking, which certainly must be expunged from the pristine American wilderness. At that point, the Feds will hold hearings, appoint a committee, write dozens of new regulations addressing every possible issue tangential to metal monoliths, and publish RFIs for monolith removal, prevention, and sensitivity training. By then it will be fall of 2024, and a re-awoken American public will spontaneously generate a #SaveTheMonolith movement, adding to the confusion and hilarity. No one will be saved, no one’s life will be improved, but bureacrats and pundits will continue to cash their paychecks. I will be out of popcorn.

  • gwbnyc November 25, 2020, 6:45 PM

    they certainly tidied the place up after they were done.

  • Jpm November 25, 2020, 7:26 PM

    I for one welcome our new insect overlords.

  • KC November 26, 2020, 7:42 AM

    I live in this area. They won’t give the location because they know it will draw people to it. I’m sure it is close to a rough 4WD road or ATV trail. Most red rock country back country roads and trails are pretty rough. The item looks too big to pack all the way in by foot. It would be fun to discover it.

  • Aggie November 26, 2020, 8:16 AM

    Don’t be silly – Just ask Shia LaBeouf. It never pays to underestimate 4Chan.


    Looking at the pictures I am seeing screws. I think it might be pretty light, a triangular frame and stainless plates screwed to it. Maybe they brought in pieces and assembled it in place. Still – hats off to a great prank. Don’t know how long it’s been there, but I drove within a few miles of the place a few years ago.

  • EX-Californian Pete November 26, 2020, 8:26 AM

    To Double XX-

    Gee, you’re SO right!
    After reading your above post, I took your advice, loaded each and every firearm in my collection, and placed them all on my front lawn so everyone can see, handle, and enjoy them. A great time was had by all, especially the young children who played “cowboys & indians” with my vintage Colts and Iron Frame Henry, and the complete strangers who were delighted to find & “borrow” my NFA items- I’m sure they’ll bring them back when they are done with them!

    Oh, and I’d NEVER use a firearm as an anchor for my boat. I use a lead-filled, deceased Liberal, because nothing on Earth will sink lower than a Liberal.

    NOTE- To those who might be “offended” or “triggered” by my humor or posts, I suggest poking out your eyes with a pointy stick to avoid further emotional trauma.

  • John Venlet November 26, 2020, 8:52 AM

    The monolith, and its being “found,” kind of reminds me of the Vietnam war memorial in Colorado, which was “hidden'” so to speak, until it was found. It’s know as Soldierstone.

  • Jack November 26, 2020, 10:12 AM

    I suppose that no one aboard had a screwdriver to take to that thing.

  • KC Hoover November 26, 2020, 1:11 PM

    Aggie, thank- you for posting those coordinates. That is off Lockhart Basin Road. We have done that road and that location is on the easier end of the trail. However in the spring there is an issue with crossing Indian Creek