Utah Department of Public Safety crew members found ” a metal Monolith installed in the ground” but ” no obvious indication of who might have put the monolith there”.
The structure is about three_metres high and appears to be firmly planted in the ground.
In fact, officials refused to disclose its exact location out of fear that people might rush in hordes to witness the unique Discovery, but they mentioned it is in the remote desert of southern Utah in United States.
This bright shiny prismshaped pillar was spotted by state employees that were patrolling the area in a helicopter in an effort to count bighorn sheep , but they found something rather unexpected.
As they scanned the ground from their helicopter they were baffled to see a bright shiny monolith in the middle of the desert .
The team landed to investigate, but no obvious indication of who might have put the monolith there
Meanwhile, images and visual made its way to the internet. And it became a top global trend with everyone searching about it, as it flamed the conspiracy theories of aliens and UFOs.
Observers pointed out the object’s resemblance to the avant-garde work of John McCracken . He was a US artist who lived for a time in nearby New Mexico and died in 2011 .
Other social media users were quick to point out the resemblance to a scene from the 1968 film 2011: a Space Odyssey, in which a group of apes encounter a giant slab
The discovery has sparked many reactions with some saying it was the finale for 2020
Whereas one Instagram user joked ” This is the next button for 2020 . Can someone please press it quickly ?”.