The Utah Monolith is no more, But two copycats have appeared!
Four men, not the horsemen of the Apocalypse but locals, were witnessed dismantling the first sculpture:
Suddenly, around 8:40 p.m., he said, the men arrived, their voices echoing in the canyon. Working in twosomes, with an unmistakable sense of purpose, they gave the monolith hard shoves, and it started to tilt toward the ground. Then they pushed it in the opposite direction, trying to uproot it.
“This is why you don’t leave trash in the desert,” one of them said, suggesting that he viewed the monolith as an eyesore, a pollutant to the landscape, according to Mr. Bernards.
The sculpture popped out and landed on the ground with a bang. Then the men broke it apart and ferried it off in a wheelbarrow.Utah Monolith Removed by Four Men, Photographer Says – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
We still don’t know who was responsible for the monolith’s creation, But it seems someone took inspiration from it far away, in Romania!:
A mysterious monolith has reportedly appeared in Romania – after a similar structure disappeared from a desert in Utah.
The 4m (13ft) monolith has been spotted on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt, according to reports from local media.
The appearance of the hollow structure, which has a triangular shape and is covered in a looping scrawl, has sparked speculation about its origin…READ MORE
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!!!
Now a THIRD monolith appears in California:
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Clearly the work of human artists (Aluminum sheet over a plywood frame) but a fun diversion none the less! MH.