Its influence can be seen everywhere from the worlds of fashion and design, to an extremely remote corner of the Utah desert, where someone (or something!) deposited a large rectangular prism that looks a whole lot like 2001's monoliths - the black objects in the film placed on Earth and the Moon and in orbit around Jupiter eons ago for some unknown goal. They were counting sheep from a helicopter when the event occurred, The Guardian reported. KSL-TV. 'He said, ' Ah, ah, ah, turn, turn! The wildlife crew noticed the monolith sticking up out of a rock and landed the helicopter to investigate. ' What Am I.' He said, 'This thing is there - we need to see it!'
No day is the same for the members of our Aero Bureau - and what they encountered recently while on a mission counting big horn sheep was very.unique. The monolith has drawn comparisons to the black monolith in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the helicopter crew said there's "no obvious indication" of who may have placed the object there.
"We were, like, thinking is this something NASA stuck up there or something?"
"We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then the rest of us make a run for it", Hutchings added. The monolith's exact location was not given as to prevent people from traveling out into the desert.
Public Safety Department pilot Brett Hutchings told KSL-TV the unmarked subject was "about the strangest thing I've ever been there in my flying years". Do they chase satellites out of it? Many believe that it was put there by an artist.
A '2001'-Like Monolith Was Discovered in the Utah Desert
"It is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you're from", the agency said in a statement. The spiral jetty of artist Robert Smithson, located on the northeastern edge of Great Salt Lake, is made of soil, salt and basalt.
So far, no one has stepped forward to claim responsibility for the monolith, though.
'This is about the weirdest thing I've come out with in my flying years, ' Hutchings said. The exact location of the object has not been revealed yet.
So far, it has not bothered the Pichhorn sheep that live in the southern part of Utah.
'Because they're focused on courtship and breeding, they'll allow vehicles to get closer to them than they normally would, ' Brent Stettler of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources told My National Parks Trip Media.