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People Are Now Visiting The Mysterious Metal Monolith In The Utah Desert

A tourist attraction for 2020.

We brought you news earlier this week of the discovery of a mysterious metal monolith in the middle of the Utah desert and it hasn’t taken long for people to make the trek out there to try and see if they can figure out just what it’s all about.

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Officials deliberately chose not to disclose the location of the monolith to stop people getting lost in the desert whilst they tried to find it, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped anyone who was really intent on tracking it down as a bunch of pictures and videos have now appeared on social media. Former US army infantry officer David Surber was one of the first people to figure out its location, driving six hours through the Utah desert in order to do so, leaving us with a few fairly informative Instagram posts.

Most people were just happy to picture themselves with it though:

 

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Well, those posts are pretty interesting – at least David Surber’s are – but they sadly bring us no closer to discovering just what the monolith is and why it’s been placed in the middle of nowhere in the Utah desert. There are theories going around that it’s the work of dead artist John McCracken, but because he’s no longer with us nobody can confirm or deny that idea.

Maybe someone will come out soon and claim responsibility for it, but I can see this coming up in the next series of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and us never finding out what it’s really all about or at least being able to prove it. Fascinating stuff.

For more of the same, here are a couple of other theories about the monolith. Not sure if I’m buying any of them though.

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