Public Safety Officers in Utah were left perplexed after discovering a mysterious monolith in a remote part of the Red Rock Country desert.
The crew was tasked with a count of big horn sheep in a portion of southeastern Utah when they came across the strange object.
There was no immediate reason for the monolith to be there or any explanation for who put it there. Constructing structures in that land is illegal without previous authorisation.
Pilot Bret Hutchings told local news channel KSL TV: "That's been about the strangest thing that I've come across out there in all my years of flying." Mr Hutchings said his best guess was that it had been put there by a "new wave artist" or a fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie, a metal monolith is discovered in the desert by apes.
The truth behind a giant, four-metre-tall metal structure found in the middle of a desert has been revealed, with one person claiming it’s the work of a late sculpture artist.
The monolith was discovered last week in the US state of Utah by a team conducting a count of bighorn sheep via helicopter.
The taskforce, comprised of Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, filmed a video of the strange structure and jokingly labelled it an “alien life form”.
After the images of the monolith went viral, an art dealer and gallery owner has come forward claiming it was installed by a minimalist artist named John McCracken, who died nine years ago.
David Zwirner, who represented Mr McCracken as an agent, said he is convinced of the object’s origin - though his colleagues aren’t quite as sure.
"The gallery is divided on this," Mr Zwirner said in a statement.
"I believe this is definitely by John."
Posting to Twitter, Mr Zwirner shared a photo of the monolith in the desert alongside an almost identical structure inside one of his art galleries.
“The portal to Utah is at David Zwirner 20th Street,” he tweeted.
If the monolith is one of Mr McCracken’s art installations, it would mean it has stood in the desert unnoticed for at least nine years.
The exact location of the structure is being kept secret as the Department of Public Safety said “there is a significant possibility” visitors to the remote area could become stranded and require rescue.
Post by alexandria on Nov 29, 2020 11:33:45 GMT 10
'The 10-foot (3 m) tall structure was made of stainless steel sheets riveted together into the shape of a triangular prism, with a hollow interior. It was placed on public land between August 2015 and October 2016 but its attribution is unknown.' (via wiki)
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2020 11:35:21 GMT 10 by alexandria
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