Ripley’s offers $10K reward for the mysterious missing monolith


Are you aware the place the Utah monolith disappeared to?

Utah Division of Public Security Aero Bureau

Final week when a mysterious 2001: A Space Odyssey-like, 10-to-12-foot tall metal monolith was spotted in the Utah desert, social media went loopy attempting to determine who put it there and why. Then all of a sudden the unusual metal object disappeared

Now it appears Ripley’s desires to get to the reality in regards to the monolith and is keen to pay for it. Ripley’s introduced on Monday that it will pay $10,000 to the first person who comes forward because the proud authorized proprietor of the monolith or who gives correct info solely to Ripley’s on the place to seek out it. 

Whereas one other monolith popped up in Romania and then vanished as properly, Ripley’s reward is just for the Utah monolith.

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There are already loads of clues to assist would-be sleuths get began the monolith thriller. Initially, the monolith was noticed by Aero Bureau and wildlife useful resource officers throughout an overhead depend of bighorn sheep within the Crimson Rock Nation space.

Colorado journey photographer Ross Bernards stated on Tuesday he was visiting the weird construction on Friday night time when he saw four men dismantle it. He posted pictures of the construction, in addition to a photograph taken by Michael James Newlands of the boys taking it down, on Instagram.    

“As they walked off with the items, certainly one of them stated, ‘Depart no hint,'” Bernards told The New York Times. The boys then put the monolith items in a wheelbarrow and carted it off, he added. 

Newbie detectives on Reddit made an attempt to uncover the origins of the monolith. After discovering the monolith on Google Earth, they used historic imaging information to find out when it first appeared within the desert, which was between August 2015 and October 2016. 

Due to the date vary, some individuals imagine it may have been a prop for the sci-fi drama Westworld which was filming close by. However that does not clarify who took down the Utah monolith and the place it’s now. 

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Bonnie Burton