CRIME

Mysterious Southern Utah Monolith Mysteriously Disappears

Nov 28, 2020, 6:21 PM | Updated: Dec 6, 2022, 11:36 pm

The mysterious monolith that was located in a southern Utah desert has been removed by an "unknown ...

The mysterious monolith that was located in a southern Utah desert has been removed by an "unknown party," according to the Bureau of Land Management. (Ryan Bacher)

(Ryan Bacher)

SALT LAKE CITY — The mysterious monolith that was found in a southern Utah desert has been removed by an “unknown party,” according to officials with the Bureau of Land Management.

Officials said they believe the structure was taken on the night of Nov. 27.

“The BLM did not remove the structure which is considered private property,” read an official statement from the BLM.

A witness told KSL that his family visited the area Friday afternoon to see the mysterious monolith, and it was there, but when his friend went 24 hours later, the structure was gone.

The monolith was first discovered on Wednesday, Nov. 18 while a Utah Department of Public Safety crew was counting bighorn sheep from a helicopter.

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Mysterious Southern Utah Monolith Mysteriously Disappears