Salt Lake City: A mysterious silver monolith that was found in a remote desert at Utah has disappeared, most likely on November 27, in less than 10 days after it was spotted.
The Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a statement that the 'illegally installed structure' had been removed by an unknown party after having received national and international attention.
Kimberley Finch, BLM spokesperson said in a statement that they had received reports about the illegally installed structure, referred as 'monolith', which disappeared mysteriously.
"The agency did not remove the structure," she said.
The Utah Department of Public Safety said biologists had spotted the monolith on November 18, which had garnered international attention. It was 11 feet tall (3.4 meters) with sides that appeared to be made of stainless steel.
Even though Utah officials did not reveal the exact location of the 'monolith', people soon found it out via satellite images dating back to 2016 and determined its GPS coordinates, prompting people to hike into the area.
A resident of Salt Lake City, Spencer Owen said that he had seen the monolith on Friday and camped in the region, however, when he walked to the area again on Saturday, the 'monolith' had disappeared from the spot.
When he arrived at the spot, all that was left was a triangular-shaped hole in the ground.
A mysterious metal 'monolith' was found buried in the remote western United States desert.
It roused the excitement of UFO spotters, conspiracy theorists and Stanley Kubrick's fans. However, David Zwirner, the spokesperson of the avant-garde artist John McCracken said that it was McCracken's work which remained undiscovered in the desert for nearly a decade.
John McCracken was an artist who had died almost nine years ago and this 'monolith' is found after a decade of his demise which has mysteriously disappeared from the desert.
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