In Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey, the strange monoliths are actually machines built by an unseen extraterrestrial species. Three of them are discovered in the solar system by hominids and humans, with the response of the characters to their discovery driving the plot of the series. Recently, a strange 12-foot monolith was discovered in a remote area of Utah, which prompted internet users to compare it to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read more for a video and the exact coordinates of this strange structure should you be brave enough to go exploring in the area.
Even though nobody is really sure where it came from as of now, whether an art installation or something out of this world, officials are calling for its removal. That’s right, they claim “it is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from”. Check it out here.
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The exact location of the installation is not being disclosed since it is in a very remote area and if individuals were to attempt to visit the area, there is a significant possibility they may become stranded and require rescue,” according to a Utah Department of Public Safety press release.