A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter pilot told a Utah TV station that what he spotted while flying over bighorn sheep that what he saw was just "about the strangest thing that I’ve come across out there in all my years of flying."
The pilot told KSL-TV a 10- to 12-foot high metal monolith was sticking up out of the ground in a "very remote" red rock area in the southeastern part of the state.
The helicopter was assisting Utah Division of Wildlife Resource officers in counting bighorn sheep when a biologist spotted the monolith. "He was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!" the pilot says.
The Department of Public Safety's Aero Bureau says the monolith seems to have been planted in the ground, as opposed to having been dropped from above, and that it appears to be manmade; some of them suspect it was installed as some sort of artwork. There's also, of course, rampant speculation that it was installed by aliens.
A Utah DPS press releases says "it is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from.”
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