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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:27 AM

Utah's Desert Monolith Mysteriously Vanishes

https://www.thedailybeast.com/utahs-desert-monolith-mysteriously-vanishes?ref=home


Utah’s Desert Monolith Mysteriously Vanishes
THAT WAS QUICK
Tracy Connor, Executive Editor
Updated Nov. 28, 2020 10:21PM ET /
Published Nov. 28, 2020 10:02PM ET
Utah Bureau of Land Management


Utah’s mysterious metallic monolith, which made headlines after wildlife workers spotted it in the desert during a sheep-counting flyover, has vanished. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the only thing left of the 12-foot, three-sided stainless steel structure erected in a remote part of federal land south of Moab is the triangle that topped it off and a hole in the ground. “We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the ‘monolith’ has been removed from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands by an unknown party,” the agency said in a statement. “The BLM did not remove the structure which is considered private property.” Also still unknown is who installed the structure, which was apparently undisturbed from 2016 until this week, and why.

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babylonsister Nov 29 OP
Blues Heron Nov 29 #1
efhmc Nov 29 #2
Dave in VA Nov 29 #3
Ferrets are Cool Nov 29 #4
orwell Nov 29 #5
Sneederbunk Nov 29 #6
Chiyo-chichi Nov 29 #7
dalton99a Nov 29 #8
Chiyo-chichi Nov 29 #9
CanonRay Nov 29 #10
librechik Nov 29 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:31 AM

1. they should have set up a critter cam on it

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:33 AM

2. Right. Makes me think they did not want to know.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:41 AM

3. MIB

of course!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:45 AM

4. I am positive that it was the same guys that scatter my trash every two weeks

searching for 5 ounces of copper in a old appliance I have disposed of.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:47 AM

5. The Dominion Electronic Vote Flipper...

...has been discovered!

It was time to move it to an undisclosed location in preparation for the next election...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:40 AM

6. What are we going to do now?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:45 AM

7. How do they know it was installed in 2016?

This is the DU member formerly known as Chiyo-chichi.

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Response to Chiyo-chichi (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:50 AM

8. Bingo.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:02 AM

9. Found this in the NYT.

"Some online sleuths, using Google Earth to determine when the sculpture materialized in the desert, are still asserting that it was placed there around 2016, well after McCracken’s death."

There's speculation that it was made by the late artist John McCracken or an acolyte of his.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/arts/design/john-mccracken-utah-monolith.html
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:39 AM

10. Lots of nice clear fingerprints on the aluminum...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:47 AM

11. sounds like a senior art project for Utah State

bravo! good luck getting a grade on it. There is an awful lot of documentation at this point, though. Including a shot of the cardboard under the stainless steel skin. Looks great in most of the videos, though.

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