Mysterious Monolith in the Utah wilderness

Biologists discovered a mysterious monolith in the middle of the Utah wilderness.

A team of biologists discovered a bizarre metal monolith in the middle of the Utah wilderness, with great resemblance to the black monolith of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.



A spokesperson for Utah’s Department of Public Safety explained to The New York Times that it could have been there even longer:

“All we know it’s been installed since the ’40s and ’50s.”

Mysterious Monolith in the Utah wilderness (3)
Image credit Utah Department of Public Safety



Helicopter pilot Bret Hutchings told KSL TV:

“I’d say it’s probably between 10 and 12 feet-high. We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then the rest of us make a run for it.”

“He was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around! There’s this thing back there – we’ve got to go look at it!'”

2001: A Space Odyssey, black monolith



Mysterious Monolith in the Utah wilderness (2)
Image credit Utah Department of Public Safety

Mysterious Monolith in the Utah wilderness (1)
Image credit Google Earth

via Gizmodo