Nobody is asking the obvious: Did this object come from another planet?
What is 10â€™ tall polished, made of a steel-like metal alloy, triangular and firmly planted into a canyon somewhere in Southeastern Utah?Â
Itâ€™s a monolith that is now making national headlines. Two men working for the Utah Department of Public Safety were flying a helicopter to count sheep in the wilderness when they came across the object in a canyon likely near Moab, Utah.Â
â€œItâ€™s the strangest thing Iâ€™ve come across out there in all my years of flying.â€ Said Bret Hutchings. â€œ He compared it to the monolith found in Stanley Kubrickâ€™s 2001 Space Odyssey. â€œIâ€™m assuming itâ€™s some new wave artist or something. Or, you know somebody was a big â€˜2001: A Space Odysseyâ€™ fan,â€ Hutchings said.
But different from Kubrickâ€™s object â€” which in the film Kubrick said that he said it was a symbol for the dissemination of ideas and information to evolve the lifeforms in the universeâ€” this object is shiny metal, but with a more matte finish.
The metal appears to be steel alloy and triangular from the top. Kubrickâ€™s monolith was rectangular and black.Â
If it was crafted on earth it was made by highly-trained, skilled professionals. The bevels on the sides show no weld marks and the difficulty in not only crafting the object but so firmly planting it into the canyon floor, would be a massive undertaking.Â
The Bureau of Land Management has not commented as to if they plan to conduct studies on the object or bring in experts to examine the metal or the craftsmanship. But we would assume that an incident such as this would not be in the hand of the BLM to decide what, if anything should happen.
Gizmodo reports that since this discovery has gone viral digital sleuths were able to track down the flight paths of the pilots and find the object through Google Maps. The sleuths â€œfoundâ€ the object south of Dead Horse Point near Moab.Â
In the summer of 2017 HBO was filming the series Westworld in and around this same area. In Westworld portals that allowed characters to enter into the fictional worlds that had been designed (full of mean robots). The monolith might have been a prop from that series.Â
Since the location of the object has been identified. It probably wonâ€™t be long until what the two officers were afraid of will happen. Somebody will go out and find the object and get lost, requiring a search and rescue. Maybe the aliens who installed the object will help those who get lost to find it.