Mysterious monolith puzzle has been solved by internet sleuths


Despite comparisons to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, the monolith’s origins are earthly in nature.

Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau

A few days ago the internet went wild at the discovery of a metallic monolith mysteriously standing in the middle of the Utah desert. Discovered by the Utah’s Department of Public Safety, the rumor mill quickly began churning. Was it aliens? Has 2001: A Space Odyssey been brought to life?

Thanks to some particularly devoted Reddit users, we now know that the likelihood of it being anything extraterrestrial is slim (though if it was going to happen, I think we can all agree that 2020 would have been the year). 

The Redditors were able to isolate the monolith’s approximate location, tracking the flight paths of Utah Public Safety’s helicopters in order to triangulate a rough area near Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River. Once the approximate

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