When a huge silver monolith was spotted in a very remote section of the desert in southeastern Utah, it immediately created a media sensation. But then it disappeared.
A similar monolith had also been discovered in Romania, but now it is gone too.
Then on Wednesday, everyone was buzzing about a third monolith that had been spotted in California. They are being called "alien monoliths", but nobody knows who created them or if the three monoliths are even from the same source. But after being bombarded by the science fiction movies that Hollywood has been creating for decades, the world is definitely hungry for news that we are being contacted by someone from beyond.
The monolith saga started last month when a biologist spotted a large shiny object from the helicopter that he was flying in…
Officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety's Aero Bureau were flying by helicopter last Wednesday, helping the Division of Wildlife Resources count bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, when they spotted something that seemed right out of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
"One of the biologists … spotted it, and we just happened to fly directly over the top of it," pilot Bret Hutchings told CNN affiliate KSL. "He was like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!' And I was like, 'What.' And he's like, 'There's this thing back there — we've got to go look at it!'"
The Utah monolith appears to have been riveted together, and that would seem to indicate that human technology was used to construct it.