A few days ago the web literally went crazy after theannouncement of the discovery of a mysterious metal monolith standing in the middle of the Utah desert.
Reactions and conversations on the net began to grow rapidly, hand in hand with the first images of the find. The desert monolith presented by the Utah Department of Public Safety raised a thousand questions. Is it alien? Is it an art installation? How long have you been there in that position? How much does it cost (excluding VAT. How much is the utah VAT)?
Mass digital mobilization sheds more light on the mystery of the monolith in the Utah desert. From the cities of Utah the news spread everywhere, and between hypotheses of alien and mythomaniac findings, it gradually became clearer. Or less dark. The partial solution started with a small group of users of the Reddit portal. Do you know him? It is a news sharing site, a kind of social based on forums of different topics.
Well, thanks to some particularly devoted Reddit users, we now know that the likelihood that it is something extraterrestrial deposited by a UFO is really, really low.
In recent days, another thesis, denied for now, compares this monolith to an artistic installation of 2011, “Fair,” by John McCracken.
Although I have to say that this would be the right year for such a thing. Ufo jokes. If not in 2020, when? By now we have seen everything.
Monolith in the Utah desert. Aliens? I don't think this.
The Redditors were able to isolate the monolith's approximate location by plotting the flight paths of Utah Public Safety helicopters.
Eventually they triangulated a barren area near Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River. Once the approximate location was narrowed down, the hounds of the Net used Google Earth to isolate coordinates.
Finally, the hunt for satellite images began to understand when the monolith first appeared in the Utah desert.
Historical imaging data showed that the monolith arrived on site between August 2015 and October 2016. A fairly significant time frame. A season of the series was being shot near the place where the monolith was found Westworld. A very nice science fiction saga, but now is not the time to talk about it.
In short: the hypothesis at the moment is that someone from the crew didn't pack this item and the best bet at the moment is that someone from the crew didn't pack a prop correctly and made a "long-term joke". A joke evidently inspired by the monolith of Kubrick's film “2001, A Space Odyssey”.
It is difficult to know more at the moment, also because leaving such artifacts in that place is a crime, I don't know who will be able to accuse themselves.