2020 has been full of strange and unnerving stories, that’s for sure, making it tough for modern human beings to be all that surprised by anything now there we’re only a few weeks from the new year.
Last week, however, it appeared as though the weirdest year in modern history had at least one shocking story left in her, as a mysterious metallic monolith was discovered by accident in the Utah desert.
Now, in true 2020 fashion, the monolith itself has just up and vanished.
As bewilderingly as when it appeared, a shiny silver monolith in Utah’s red-rock desert has vanished less than 10 days after it was spotted on a flyover by wildlife biologists conducting a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.
“We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the ‘monolith,’ has been removed from Bureau of Land Management public lands by an unknown party” on Friday, bureau spokesperson Kimberly Finch said in a statement. The bureau did not remove the structure, she added.
The Utah Department of Public Safety said biologists spotted the monolith Nov. 18, a report that garnered international attention. It was about 11 feet tall, with sides that appeared to be made of stainless steel.
The prevailing theory was that the monolith was some sort of art installation.
Oddly, a similar structure was recently discovered in Romania.
New monolith appears in Romania. I’m building one in my backyard now. pic.twitter.com/x2CvwzjAaM
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 30, 2020
How much more monolith madness does 2020 have in store for us? There’s truly no way of telling.
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