Mystery metal pillar found in US desert disappears

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  • The mystery metal pillar which showed up in Utah last week – much to the delight of global media – has apparently “disappeared”, or, as the local authorities described it, been removed “by an unknown party.”

    South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Mystery metal pillar found in US desert disappears” – below is their description.

    A mysterious metal monolith spotted by local officials in a desert in the western US state of Utah on November 18, 2020, has apparently disappeared.

    The Bureau of Land Management in Utah on November 28, said that it had received “credible reports” that the object had been removed “by an unknown party” the previous day.

    The metal object has sparked a national guessing game over how it got there. Some have noted its resemblance to the avant-garde work of John McCracken, a US artist who died in 2011.

    His representative has said it may have been a fellow artist paying homage to his work.

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    Interestingly, a similar object has also showed up in Romania… perhaps we’re on the cusp of a mystery metal object epidemic? What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

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