The Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter was helping Utah Division of Wildlife Resource with a task in the remote Utah wilderness when those on board noticed a mysterious object in the middle of nowhere.
The crews found a shiny metal monolith planted in the middle of a red rock cove.
- “One of the biologists is the one who spotted it and we just happened to fly directly over the top of it,” said pilot Bret Hutchings, according KSL-TV. “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!’”
- “I’d say it’s probably between 10 and 12 feet-high,” Hutchings said. “We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then the rest of us make a run for it.”
The @UtahDPS helicopter was assisting the @UtahDWR in counting bighorn sheep in remote southern Utah Wednesday when the crew encountered something entirely 'out of this world'...@KSL5TV #KSLTV #Utah— Andrew Adams (@AndrewAdamsKSL) November 21, 2020
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Hutchings said the item didn’t look like it grew from that spot. Rather, it had been planted there, according to KSL-TV.
- “We were, like, thinking is this something NASA stuck up there or something. Are they bouncing satellites off it or something?” Hutchings questioned.
The monolith has made headlines across the world, and it’s only just beginning. Websites such as the AV Club, HuffPost, ScreenCrush, The Guardian and the Daily Mail have all written about the mysterious object.
The Bureau of Land Management and the United States Geological Survey have not commented on the monolith to any outlets yet. Our guess is good as yours.