Mysterious metal pole discovered in deserted area of ​​Utah, United States

Scientists have found a mysterious object in a deserted nature reserve in the American state of Utah. It is a shiny metal monolith of about 3 meters stuck in the ground. How that object got there is not clear.

The mysterious shiny pole has been discovered from a helicopter. The biologists in that helicopter were flying over the area to count bighorn sheep for the Department of Public Safety in remote wilderness areas in southern Utah.


“One of the biologists is the one who saw it when we happened to fly right over it,” helicopter pilot Bret Hutchings explains to local news channel KSLTV. “He was like,”Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around! “And I was like,” What? ” That is about the strangest thing I have encountered in all my flying years. ”

The Utah Department of Public Safety’s helicopter service posted some photos of the object (in addition to photos of the sheep) on its Instagram page.

2001: A Space Odyssey

According to Hutchings, the monolith looked man-made. According to him, it is also firmly anchored in the ground and therefore fell from the sky. “I think it comes from a modern artist or something. Or, maybe someone who was a huge fan of it 2001: A Space Odyssey“, he says.

The object is indeed reminiscent of the well-known monolith from the Stanley Kubrick film. There a group of monkeys find such a gigantic record, after which they start jumping around enthusiastically and loudly. On social media and on Reddit, several people are now looking for an explanation for the mysterious object, for the time being without result.


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