Get a $10,000 reward for providing info on mysterious Utah monolith
On a 2001: A Space Odyssey-likeLast week the internet went absolutely crazy to find out who put it there and why. Then suddenly the .
On Wednesday it was reported that two menfor “environmental reasons” even though they are not the original owners of the monolith they mined.
However, Ripley wants to find out the truth about the origins of this mysterious Utah monolith and is willing to pay for it. Ripley’s said Monday it would pay $ 10,000 to the first person to pose as “the proud legal owner of the monolith” or to provide Ripley’s with accurate information.
While another monolithalso and yet Ripley’s reward goes only to the Utah Monolith. Tips can be submitted online at Ripleys.com.
There are already plenty of clues out there that could help potential nuisances begin the Monolith mystery. The monolith was originally discovered by Aero Bureau and Wildlife Resource Officers during an overhead census of bighorn sheep in the Red Rock Country area.
Colorado adventure photographer Ross Bernards said Tuesday he was visiting the bizarre structure on Friday night when. He posted photos of the structure on Instagram as well as a photo by Michael James Newlands of the men who took it down.
“As they walked away with the plays, one of them said, ‘Don’t leave a trace,'” Bernards told the New York Times. The men then put the monolith pieces in a wheelbarrow and carted them away, he added.
Amateur detectives on Reddit were trying to uncover the origins of the monolith. After locating the monolith on Google Earth, they used historical imagery to determine when it first appeared in the desert, between August 2015 and October 2016.
Because of the date range, some people believe it might have been a prop for the science fiction drama Westworld that was filmed nearby.
However, no one at HBO Entertainment, Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions, or Warner Bros. Television (who were behind the making of the Westworld TV series) has claimed it was a Westworld prop.
To stay up to date on all of the monoliths in Utah, California, Romania, and possibly more sightings, check out our roundupHere.
Originally published December 1st. Updated with more Monolith information on December 2nd.