A mysterious monolith that went viral after appearing in a remote Utah desert has been removed by an “unknown country,” officials said.
“We have received credible reports that an illegally installed structure called a ‘monolith’ has been removed from the public lands of the Land Management Bureau (BLM) by an unknown party,” the Utah Land Management Bureau said in a statement on social media. . “BLM did not remove the structure, which is considered private property.”
Officials said they had received reports that a person or group had removed the structure on the evening of November 27.
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The monolith, which is estimated to be between 10 feet and 12 feet high and is thought to be some kind of metal, was discovered by state wildlife officials while counting sheep by helicopter. The structure drew comparisons to a similar-looking record in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Despite attempts to keep the location of the mysterious object a secret, reports of people visiting the site soon surfaced.
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Fox 13 reports that the monolith, which was discovered in the desert in southern Utah, is considered by many to be a work of abstract art.
David Aaro of Fox News contributed to this article.
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