Bizarre Appearance and Disappearance of Metal Monolith in Utah

Bizarre+Appearance+and+Disappearance+of+Metal+Monolith+in+Utah

Picture Courtesy/ ABC News

On November 18, 2020, the first sighting of a tall, unexplained, metal monolith had appeared in Utah.  The workers of the Utah Department of Public Safety had announced it was in fact sighted on Monday, in Utah’s Red Rock Country. While trying to conduct a headcount of the sheep in southeastern Utah, the crew had spotted this monolith on a big red rock.

In a statement that the Department of Public Safety had put out, “There was no obvious indication of who might have put the monolith there.”

The exact location of the monolith is not being disclosed to the public currently, but many videos of this strange object had gone viral, on social media platforms including Tik Tok and Instagram. This did in fact give many people ideas, even disclosing where the real location really is. The Department suggests avoiding this area currently, for, it is in a very dangerous area that may require a rescue.

Now, what exactly is a “metal monolith”? This 9.8 feet tall, 200-pound metal pillar is made of what is to be thought of as stainless steel.

On November 27, the Utah monolith suddenly disappeared.  As mysteriously as it appeared, it had mysteriously disappeared. The Utah Public Safety said they did not remove it, for it is still considered private property to them.  It has been suggested that a third party had in fact removed it. Even though it had been illegally installed, it was considered to be a piece of art.

On December 1, 2020, two men claim they had been part of a team to remove the metal monolith in Utah.  Videos of residents Andy Lewis and Sylvan Christensen popped up showing them dismantling the structure, and loading it away in the middle of the night.  They claimed they had done this for a specific reason.

On Sylvan’s Instagram, he says, “We removed the Utah Monolith because there are clear precedents for how we share and standardize the use of our public lands, natural wildlife, native plants, freshwater sources, and human impacts upon them.”

Although they thought they were helping, it turns out the public did not like this at all. Andy and Sylvan claim they have been receiving very hateful speech and even death threats on social media. They both now claim they are not proud of what they have done, and the dismantling of the monolith was a tragic mistake.