Now It’s Gone! Mystery Metallic Monolith in Southern Utah Rocky Wilderness South of Moab Has Disappeared.

“IT’S GONE! Almost as quickly as it appeared it has now disappeared (Friday night).”

— Instagram by Utah Dept. of Public Safety about unexplained removal of monolith on Friday night, November 27, 2020.

“I decided to go there first because I was drawn to the fact that this object (silver monolith) had been there for five years, hidden in nature.” 

— David Surber, 33-year-old former U. S. Army infantry officer, who traveled six  hours thru midnight November 26-27, 2020, to be first to find it after UtahDPS


“I
nquiring minds want to know what the heck is it?”

— Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aero Bureau Instagram, November 21, 2020

 

UPDATE:  Sunday, November 29, 2020  Albuquerque, New Mexico – Utah officials at the Department of Public Safety announced by Instagram this weekend that on Friday night, November 27, 2020, the 12-foot high metal monolith was removed as mysteriously as it was first discovered at a red rocks site south of Moab.

Lt. Nick Street, a Dept. of Public Safety spokesman, told today’s NYT that UtahDPS officers were puzzled about how the monolith had been erected in the first place as far back as October 2016 (see Google Earth search image comparison results below). Street said the metal monolith had been firmly embedded into the solid red rock.

“Somebody took the time to use some type of concrete-cutting tool or something to really dig down, almost in the exact shape of the object, and embed it really well. It’s odd. There are roads close by, but to haul the materials to cut the rock, and haul the metal, which is taller than 12 feet in sections — to do all that in that remote spot is definitely interesting.”

UPDATE:  November 27, 2020  Albuquerque, New Mexico – In the past 24 hours, a Reddit post appeared with latitude/longitude information of the exact location of the tall, silver monolith that was recently found by Utah state wildlife and public safety officers on November 18, 2020, when they were counting bighorn sheep in the rugged, reddish rocks of southern Utah.  The Reddit user, Tim Slane, who posted the coordinates, said he found them by tracking the UtahDPS helicopter until it went off radar. Slane concluded the helicopter had landed and posted the location at Reddit.

Now, a 33-year-old former U. S. Army infantry officer, who saw the new Reddit location information, also found aerial map comparisons of the lat/long one year apart from August 2015 when there was NO monolith — to October 2016 when there WAS the monolith.

Aerial map comparisons of the lat/long one year apart from August 2015, when there was NO monolith compared to October 2016, when there WAS the monolith. 
Aerial map comparisons of the lat/long one year apart from August 2015, when there was NO monolith compared to October 2016, when there WAS the monolith.

This means that the artist some insisted was the answer, John Harvey McCracken, could not be responsible because he died on April 8, 2011, five years before the October 2016 photo, which allegedly is the first factual evidence of the silver monolith’s appearance at the southern Utah site.

John Harvey McCracken (December 9, 1934 - April 8, 2011) was a minimalist artist, who lived and worked in Los Angeles, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New York City, N. Y. In this photo, artist McCracken stands next to a solid black monolith from a series he did in 2007.
John Harvey McCracken (December 9, 1934 – April 8, 2011) was a minimalist artist, who lived and worked in Los Angeles, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New York City, N. Y. In this photo, artist McCracken stands next to a solid black monolith from a series he did in 2007.
David Surber, 33-year-old former U. S. Army infantry officer, saw the Utah monolith lat/long location in a Reddit post on Thanksgiving night and decided he would be the first there. Yahoo News reports he drove for 6 hours and arrived at the monolith when it was still dark in the early morning of Friday, November 27, 2020.
David Surber, 33-year-old former U. S. Army infantry officer, saw the Utah monolith lat/long location in a Reddit post on Thanksgiving night and decided he would be the first there. Yahoo News reports he drove for 6 hours and arrived at the monolith when it was still dark in the early morning of Friday, November 27, 2020.

Yahoo! News interviewed David Surber by phone, who said:  “I decided to go there first because I was drawn to the fact that this object (silver monolith) had been there for five years, hidden in nature.”  And the true source of the tall, silver-colored monolith is still a mystery.

 

Original November 24, 2020 Earthfiles Background

In the morning of Saturday, November 21, 2020, biologists and officers from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR)  were in a Utah Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter counting bighorn sheep from the air in southern Utah. Pilot Bret Hutchings told a KSL-TV reporter in Salt Lake City that one of the biologists yelled out to turn the helicopter because he saw what looked like a large, metallic monolith down in the wild rocks.

KSL-TV Channel 5 updated news report, "DPS Crew Discovers Mysterious Monolith From Air In Remote Utah Wilderness," by reporter Andrew Adams on November 21, 2020 at 3:44 PM. "Mystery Object Spotted by State Helicopter."
KSL-TV Channel 5, Salt Lake City, Utah, updated news report, “DPS Crew Discovers Mysterious Monolith From Air In Remote Utah Wilderness,” by reporter Andrew Adams on November 21, 2020 at 3:44 PM Mtn. “Mystery Object Spotted by State Helicopter.”

The crew thought of the famous 1968 science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey by legendary director Stanley Kubrick that centered around a large, perfectly machined monolith presumed to have been made by unseen extraterrestrial species. Throughout the film, the mysterious monolith shows up periodically in key times and places in the evolution of Homo sapiens sapiens, beginning in Africa after already-evolving primates were manipulated genetically by the unseen E. T.s to evolve into increasingly intelligent humanoids.

Original frame from 1968 science fiction epic film by famed director Stanley Kubrick entitled "2001: A Space Odyssey." The story centers around a large, perfectly machined monolith presumed to have been made by an unseen extraterrestrial species. Multiple versions of the monolith were placed periodically in key times and places in the evolution of Homo sapiens sapiens, beginning in Africa after already-evolving primates were manipulated genetically to become humanity. Image source Wikipedia.
Original frame from 1968 science fiction film by famed director Stanley Kubrick entitled 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story centers around a large, perfectly machined monolith presumed to have been made by an unseen extraterrestrial species. Multiple versions of the monolith were placed periodically in key times and places in the evolution of Homo sapiens sapiens, beginning in Africa after already-evolving primates were manipulated genetically by E.T.s to become humans. Image source Wikipedia.

Pilot Bret Hutchings told KSL-TV he did not know if it might be a construction from NASA or someone’s work of art:  “I’d say it’s probably between 10 and 12 feet high” and made out of metal. “We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then I guess the rest of us make a run for it.” Because DPS and the biologists did not want people trekking to the region where they are trying to protect the bighorn sheep, authorities are keeping the exact site secret.

DPS Aero Bureau released this Instagram image with the caption:   “Inquiring minds want to know what the heck is it?”

Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau image of mysterious monolith in southern Utah on November 21, 2020.
Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau images of mysterious monolith in southern Utah on November 21, 2020.

Also see:

04-29-2016 – Sphinx Reported On Castner Glacier Near Black Rapids, Alaska. Any Connection to the Alleged “Dark Pyramid” Near Mt. Denali?


More Information:

09-14-2020 – What Is Creating Phosphine — A Biosignature on Earth — in the Atmosphere of Venus?
05-26-2017 – Part 1 – Aliens: Scientists Search for Extraterrestrial Life
05-17-2017 – Proxima Centauri, Closest Star to Earth, Has Exoplanet Where Temperature and Water Might Make It Habitable
05-04-2017 – Not Much Dust Between Saturn and Its Nearest Ring
09-30-2016 – Part 2: Self-Activating Intelligence of Dragonfly and James Webb Telescopes
09-30-2016 – Part 1: Searching for Other Life and Dark Matter in This Universe
09-22-2016 – Updated:  Is There Life in Europa’s Huge Ocean?
08-09-2015 – New Data-Generated Images of Ceres Bright Spots and Pyramid Mountain
07-18-2015 – Pluto Has 2-Mile-High Ice Mountains, Plains of “Bubbling” Ice and “Wind Swept” Smudges. Weather? Heating Convection?
03-27-2015 – What Heats the Bottom of the Enceladus Moon’s Ocean to 194 Degrees Fahrenheit?
03-27-2015 – What Are the Bright Spots and Hexagonal Craters On Mysterious Ceres?
03-18-2015 – Persistent Dust Cloud and December 2014 Aurora On Mars Still Mysteries
03-12-2015 – Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Might Have Warm Ocean Water Up to 194 Degrees Fahrenheit


Websites:

“Utah Monolith: Internet Sleuths Got There, But Its Origins Are Still A Mystery,” November 27, 2020, Yahoo!News:  https://news.yahoo.com/utah-monolith-internet-sleuths-got-205337670.html

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources:  https://wildlife.utah.gov

Utah Department of Public Safety:  https://publicsafety.utah.gov

Jupiter Icy moons Explorer,  or  JUICE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter_Icy_Moon_Explorer

NASA Europa Multiple Flyby Mission:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/europa-mission/

Dark Energy, Matter:
https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy

John McCracken Artworks:  https://www.wikiart.org/en/john-mccracken


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