Okay, 2020, you can knock it off now. We’ve had enough.
You’ve already given us a pandemic the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in nearly a century. Then there were murder hornets and asteroids, as well as one of the most heated and contentious political contests the United States has ever known.
And now, as we get ready to say goodbye to this godforsaken year, you throw us this sort of curveball.
A mysterious metal monolith was discovered in Utah after public safety officers spotted the object while conducting a routine wildlife mission.
A helicopter crew with the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau was assisting Wildlife Resources on Wednesday to count bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, the department said.
Pilot Bret Hutchings said one of the officers spotted the object in a remote area of red rock — something that appeared to be a scene right out of “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
“He was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!’ And I was like, ‘What.’ And he’s like, ‘There’s this thing back there — we’ve got to go look at it!'” Hutchings told CNN affiliate KSL. “We just happened to fly directly over the top of it.”
Hutchings said the origins of the silver metal monolith still remained a mystery, but it appeared to be a “new wave” art installation that stood “between 10 and 12 feet high.”
Video of the incident was spreading around Twitter early in the week.
— David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) November 24, 2020
While there has been no official explanation yet given for the object, the prevailing theory seems to be that this is some sort of new age art installation.
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