A helicopter survey of big horn sheep living in the wilderness of Utah led to the unexpected discovery of a mysterious monolith which had suddenly appeared planted in the ground. According to a local media report, the weird find was made this past Wednesday by officers with the Utah Department of Public Safety as they helped the state's Division of Wildlife Resource with their annual creature count. As they flew over the southern part of the state, one of the biologists aboard the chopper noticed something highly unusual which brought their work to a sudden stop.
"We just happened to fly directly over the top of it," pilot Bret Hutchings recalled, "he was like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!' And I was like, 'what.' And he's like, 'There's this thing back there – we've got to go look at it!'" The source of all the excitement was a puzzling metal monolith standing strikingly out of place in a cove of the state's iconic red rocks. Understandably curious about the object, the team proceeded to land the helicopter and investigate it up close. "We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears," Hutchings laughed, "then the rest of us make a run for it."
More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.