Barely a week after it was found, Utah’s mystery obelisk has seemingly vanished.
The tower of stainless steel in a remote alcove in San Juan County attracted international attention after wildlife biologists caught a glimpse of it from the air earlier this month. The obelisk even has its own Wikipedia page.
Unfortunately for anyone who was hoping to make the pilgrimage to see it in person, it has reportedly disappeared.
“We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the “monolith” has been removed from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands by an unknown party,” said BLM spokesperson Kimberly Finch in a statement to The Salt Lake Tribune. “The BLM did not remove the structure which is considered private property. We do not investigate crimes involving private property which are handled by the local sheriff’s office. The structure has received international and national attention and we received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of Nov. 27.”
Reports that the monolith is gone were posted on social media sites on Saturday. One person posted on Reddit, saying they had driven all night to get to the obelisk only to find that it was gone.
This is a developing story that will be updated.
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