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2020-11-24 6:40:39 AM  
Beat me to this one by 2 hours...

Dunno what to think. Doesn't look like it's been exposed to the elements long but also doesn't look like the ground around it has been disturbed in quite a while...

Hopefully we hear more about this soon...
 
2020-11-24 6:46:06 AM  
This should be pretty easy to figure out. Not a lot of people work in milled aluminum, and donald judd is dead.
 
2020-11-24 9:25:44 AM  
Weird monument in Utah? It's the Mormons.
 
2020-11-24 9:42:56 AM  
 
2020-11-24 9:49:06 AM  
watched it in the news yesterday, is actually pretty cool.
 
2020-11-24 9:50:35 AM  
Well, I wish the Chinese the best of luck and a safe journey beyond Jupiter to make contact with the intelligent beings who planted this tripwire for us.

/I'm sorry... What? You must be joking! With these budget cuts?! And we don't really have a vehicle that can get out that far, and the odds of one getting through Congress are slim to nil.
 
2020-11-24 9:51:47 AM  
Are the nearby sheep noticeably more intelligent?  Using tools?
 
2020-11-24 9:51:53 AM  
It's telephone utility box so ET can finally phone home.
 
2020-11-24 9:52:20 AM  
Only us Utahns know the true meaning of the ---++++CARRIER LOST+++++------
 
2020-11-24 9:53:17 AM  
Lux Aeterna - György Ligeti - 2001, l'Odysée de l'espace
Youtube GwlksfO729I
 
2020-11-24 9:55:39 AM  
If you think it's anything but a great prank you're a gullible fool.
 
2020-11-24 9:59:30 AM  
Since this is a repeat:

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2020-11-24 10:00:10 AM  
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I guess in order to throw us off the trail the aliens decided to use locally sourced materials instead of some exotic space alloy using modern earth machining methods.
 
2020-11-24 10:00:15 AM  
That canyon makes me want to shoot some womp rats.
 
2020-11-24 10:02:05 AM  

Truck Fump: Are the nearby sheep noticeably more intelligent?  Using tools?


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2020-11-24 10:02:16 AM  
"We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then the rest of us make a run for it," Hutchings said.

These are my kind of people.
 
2020-11-24 10:02:24 AM  
I guess we do make some exceptions for repeats here.
 
2020-11-24 10:05:27 AM  

question_dj: This should be pretty easy to figure out. Not a lot of people work in milled aluminum, and donald judd is dead.


Good call on Judd.  Was thinking the same thing when they found the "monolith".

It would have also been mysterious to find a Prada boutique in the middle of the Utah mountains....

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2020-11-24 10:08:26 AM  
Bet those dudes who found it already got to have the fun of peeling off the protective plastic.
 
2020-11-24 10:18:09 AM  
What, no damage from rifle fire? Utah I am disappoint

Also, not terribly far from:
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2020-11-24 10:20:15 AM  

brax33: Beat me to this one by 2 hours...

Dunno what to think. Doesn't look like it's been exposed to the elements long but also doesn't look like the ground around it has been disturbed in quite a while...

Hopefully we hear more about this soon...


The person who posted it on Fark yesterday beat you by 24 hours.
 
2020-11-24 10:20:54 AM  

SirEattonHogg: question_dj: This should be pretty easy to figure out. Not a lot of people work in milled aluminum, and donald judd is dead.

Good call on Judd.  Was thinking the same thing when they found the "monolith".

It would have also been mysterious to find a Prada boutique in the middle of the Utah mountains....

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Marfa
 
2020-11-24 10:22:15 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: https://earth[* image 7x13]google[* image 7x13]com/web/[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]83[* image 7x13]34304886,-109.66611434,1314.54037​589a,64.19187956d,35y,-0h,0t,0r


I just want whatever big reveal there's going to be about it to be over with so we can get the story of how it was made, delivered, and installed out there in the middle of farking nowhere.

I feel like this 'find' and the fact that the 'finders' didn't immediately look around for tire tracks or whatever preeeeeetty convenient.
 
2020-11-24 10:22:34 AM  
EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeEEE​EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeE​eeEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
2020-11-24 10:33:02 AM  
ZOMG this is so MYSTERIOUS and SCARY!! Is it ALIEN??!!  It's going VIRAL!!

/ It's an ad campaign
 
2020-11-24 10:34:26 AM  
Stuff like this is awesome. Not supernatural, just completely awesome. Like that working water fountain that was in the sand dunes by Algodones.
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2020-11-24 10:34:49 AM  

Truck Fump: Are the nearby sheep noticeably more intelligent?  Using tools?


No, the local Mormons are pretty much the same as always.
 
2020-11-24 10:37:11 AM  
This looks like a location in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst
 
2020-11-24 10:45:21 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Weird monument in Utah? It's the Mormons.


Mountain meadow massacre monument

Thanks
Mormons
 
2020-11-24 10:50:39 AM  
Step 1: Find location
Step 2: Drive out to location and load up metal block
Step 3: Go to nearest scrap metal dealer
Step 4: Profit
 
2020-11-24 10:50:52 AM  

Truck Fump: Are the nearby sheep noticeably more intelligent?  Using tools?


Running from the farmers wearing hip boots?
 
2020-11-24 10:59:36 AM  

Yellow Beard: Truck Fump: Are the nearby sheep noticeably more intelligent?  Using tools?

Running from the farmers wearing hip boots?


They want a nice meal first. And at a nice sit-down place. No diners.
 
2020-11-24 11:11:47 AM  
Kubrick's daughter is on the twitter box.  She posted a 'Hey Dad, look at this!' yesterday.

/// need to learn how to put a twitter link in comments
 
2020-11-24 11:11:57 AM  

Russ1642: If you think it's anything but a great prank you're a gullible fool.


I get the feeling you pop balloons at kids birthday parties.
 
2020-11-24 11:18:48 AM  

Russ1642: If you think it's anything but a great prank you're a gullible fool.


That's hubby's thought. He also noticed that some pictures the "monolith" is a different height than in other pics. Both shorter and wider.
 
2020-11-24 11:21:34 AM  

Zombie DJ: Russ1642: If you think it's anything but a great prank you're a gullible fool.

I get the feeling you pop balloons at kids birthday parties.


Allow me to be the real kill joy.
A "prank/stung" would be a thing.

This will be lamer, it'll just be gorilla marketing flogging product of some kind.
Like maybe a movie or one well funded artist trying to garner attention for their well funded work.
 
2020-11-24 11:22:18 AM  
CORRECTION:
A "prank/stunt" would be a thing.
 
2020-11-24 11:32:32 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Step 1: Find location
Step 2: Drive out to location and load up metal block
Step 3: Go to nearest scrap metal dealer
Step 4: Profit


1. They specifically haven't given the location of the object, other than "Southeastern Utah" in part to prevent that.

2. They said the area is remote enough that most people trying to get there without a helicopter would probably get lost or hurt.  That's part of why it's so baffling.  It's not just a big monolith out in the wilderness, it's in a place remote enough you can't just easily drive there with a truck and drop it off.  This was either flown in, or took significant logistical effort to move it overland.
 
2020-11-24 11:49:13 AM  
How long till it gets trashed?
 
2020-11-24 11:51:19 AM  

FlippityFlap: SirEattonHogg: question_dj: This should be pretty easy to figure out. Not a lot of people work in milled aluminum, and donald judd is dead.

Good call on Judd.  Was thinking the same thing when they found the "monolith".

It would have also been mysterious to find a Prada boutique in the middle of the Utah mountains....

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Marfa


<Batman>

"Why did you say that name?!"

</Batman>
 
2020-11-24 12:19:20 PM  

Invisible Obama: They said the area is remote enough that most people trying to get there without a helicopter would probably get lost or hurt.  That's part of why it's so baffling.  It's not just a big monolith out in the wilderness, it's in a place remote enough you can't just easily drive there with a truck and drop it off.


It's half a mile from a dirt road. Looks like someone sufficiently motivated could drag it there, especially since it seems to have some fasteners in it, implying it could be disassembled.

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2020-11-24 12:27:15 PM  

Invisible Obama: That's part of why it's so baffling. It's not just a big monolith out in the wilderness, it's in a place remote enough you can't just easily drive there with a truck and drop it off.


There's a canyon where I fish that is moderately difficult to hike into. When you get far enough in, you come across a small excavator on caterpillar treads. It is in good shape. You can see it is being used to maintain a sandbank to control the water. It's a really small project, like a grad student experiment or something. But someone felt a need to helicopter it in, and it's a really small project.

I can't find any pictures, but it's similar to this, but in a steep canyon.

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2020-11-24 12:31:07 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Invisible Obama: They said the area is remote enough that most people trying to get there without a helicopter would probably get lost or hurt.  That's part of why it's so baffling.  It's not just a big monolith out in the wilderness, it's in a place remote enough you can't just easily drive there with a truck and drop it off.

It's half a mile from a dirt road. Looks like someone sufficiently motivated could drag it there, especially since it seems to have some fasteners in it, implying it could be disassembled.

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2020-11-24 12:32:44 PM  
Didn't see any dimensions in TFA. If the ratio of its thickness:width:height isn't 1:4:9, it's crap.
 
2020-11-24 12:38:11 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Invisible Obama: They said the area is remote enough that most people trying to get there without a helicopter would probably get lost or hurt.  That's part of why it's so baffling.  It's not just a big monolith out in the wilderness, it's in a place remote enough you can't just easily drive there with a truck and drop it off.

It's half a mile from a dirt road. Looks like someone sufficiently motivated could drag it there, especially since it seems to have some fasteners in it, implying it could be disassembled.

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So you go in with a side by side or two with some straps and/or chains. Shouldn't be too hard to take out.
 
2020-11-24 12:43:05 PM  
There's a short video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU0i9​V​vPmoY

/It looks triangular to me.
//Like pyramids.
///This means something.
 
2020-11-24 12:54:38 PM  
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2020-11-24 12:57:19 PM  
How long until someone shoots a porn video there?
 
2020-11-24 12:58:57 PM  
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2020-11-24 1:05:23 PM  

Nobody in Peculiar: There's a short video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU0i9V​vPmoY

/It looks triangular to me.
//Like pyramids.
///This means something.


So it's a grain silo?
 
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