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Mysterious monolith discovered in Utah desert

Public Safety Officers in Utah were left perplexed after discovering a mysterious monolith in a remote part of the Red Rock Country desert. The crew was tasked with a count of big horn sheep in a portion of southeastern Utah when they came across the strange object. There was no immediate reason for the monolith to be there or any explanation for who put it there. Constructing structures in that land is illegal without previous authorisation. Pilot Bret Hutchings told local news channel KSL TV: "That's been about the strangest thing that I've come across out there in all my years of flying." Mr Hutchings said his best guess was that it had been put there by a "new wave artist" or a fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie, a metal monolith is discovered in the desert by apes. Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ► Get the latest headlines: and are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.
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