A few days ago, the internet went wild when they discovered the metallic monolith mysteriously stands in the middle of the Utah desert. The rumor mill quickly began to stir up the hit with Utah’s Department of Public Safety. Were they strangers? Was 2001: Space Odyssey brought to life?
Thanks to some particularly dedicated Reddit users, we now know that anything extraterrestrial is likely (although if that happened, I think we would all agree that 2020 would have been the year).
The Redditors were able to isolate the approximate location of the monolith, tracking the flight paths of Utah’s public safety helicopters and drawing a rough area in a triangle near Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River. After narrowing the approximate location, Internet dreams led to the separation of coordinates and the time of the first appearance of the monolith in Google Earth.
Historical image data reflected that the monolith arrived sometime between August 2015 and October 2016 and opened a rather significant deficit. Roughly back then, epic sci-fi drama Westworld filmed at a nearby venue, making the best bet at the moment that one of the crew members was either not packed properly or even using metal for long-term Kubrick-inspired prank play in the world.
The venue has also been used in a number of other TV shows and films, from recent films such as 127 Hours and Mission: Impossible 2, which goes all the way back to the classic westerns of the 1940s and 1960s – although it’s likely that the western has a 10 Leaving a 12-foot metal monolith behind is about as unlikely as in the alien scenario.
Authorities are asking people not to find the monolith themselves because they can easily get stuck in the desert and have to be saved.