OneIndia24News: Space oddity? Monolith in Utah desert mystifies helicopter crew

One more 2020 Bingo

A mission to count sheep led a Utah helicopter crew to discover something unexpected. Flying over southeast Utah, in the middle of the desert stood a shiny monolith, something only found in Sci-Fi films.


No origin

After someone on board spotted the structure, pilot Bret Hutchings told local media, the helicopter set down nearby, and when the crew went to take a closer look, there was “no obvious indication” of how the monolith got there. The area remains undisclosed to restrict gawkers.


Space Odyssey tribute

While many have joked about the monolith being a possible alien object, others think it is just an homage to Stanly Kubrick’s classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film shows a similar monolith playing a key role in mankind’s evolution from apes.

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What's your theory?

However the object came into existence, it has fueled conspiracy theories as many sci-fi fans have taken to social media to come up with possible alien explanation.


Officials stumped?

While the US government has declined to comment on the object, they have issued a reminder on Twitter that “using, occupying, or developing the public lands or their resources without a required authorization is illegal, no matter what planet you are from.”


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