Two days ago in If we believed in omens… I reported that “Utah Officials” didn’t want to disclose the location of the monolith for fear that people would risk their lives going to see it. Internet to Utah Officials, “Blo moi.“
Utah monolith: Internet sleuths got there, but its origins are still a mystery – By Wednesday, pictures were emerging on Instagram of people triumphantly posing with the monolith, eager to show the world that they had got there first – even if the wider mystery of why it is there remains unsolved.
They were aided by internet sleuths who had quickly geo-located the structure on Google Earth and posted the coordinates online.
“I decided to go there first because I was drawn to the fact that this object had been there for five years, hidden in nature,” said David Surber, a 33-year-old former US Army infantry officer who drove six hours through the night after finding a Reddit post claiming to have found the exact location. On the way, he was bombarded with hundreds of messages and requests. They included things like: “Bring a magnet in case there is a secret door!”