The long metal monolith found last week in the Utah desert continues to stir up feelings, emotions and conspiracy theories featuring both the occult and the alien. One of the most pertinent question is whether the person that has put it there was a fan of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001, A Space Odyssey.
For those that haven’t seen it, the 1968 flick features a scene where a group of monkeys is clustered around a black monolith structure, which they worship as their god. The scene is known as the Dawn of Man.
The monolith structure is later found on the moon as well, leaving many to wonder whether aliens placed it there to study the evolution of earth.
Stanley Kubrick the filmmaker, is said to have based his work on the novels of Arthur C. Clarke, who claimed that the monoliths were in fact machines built by an unseen extraterrestrial species.
Be that as it may, there is certainly place for wonder about the find in 2020. As if this year was not strange enough, it only proves that this era certainly has some surprise still left up it’s sleeve.
So great is the wonder of people to see the monolith that a man named David Surber drove for 6 hours straight during the night to go and see it for himself, even though the Utah government was keen not to reveal the exact location.
The 33-year-old said: “I decided to go there first because I was drawn to the fact that this object had been there for five years, hidden in nature.”
“I knew that once the location became public knowledge that people would visit the area.”
As long as Also Sprach Zarathustra doesn’t start playing anywhere near that thing, it looks like a great new tourist attraction for the US state.