Because this is probably the worst news day ever, we shall post about the Utah monolith. Yes, Wikipedia has an article on it. They say:
The Utah monolith was a metallic pillar made by an unknown person(s) that stood in a red sandstone slot canyon in southeastern Utah. The 10-foot (3 m) tall structure was made of stainless steel or aluminium sheets riveted together into the shape of a triangular prism, with a hollow interior. It was unlawfully placed on public land between August 2015 and October 2016. In November 2020, state biologists discovered the pillar. Govermnent officials withheld its location to prevent people from becoming lost trying to find it, but within hours of their announcement, some people found it on Google Earth and began visiting the site. Following worldwide media coverage of the monolith’s discovery, it was removed by an unknown party days later.
We were hoping for some really crazy stuff from the usual creationist websites we visit, but so far they haven’t mentioned the thing. Instead, all we can find is wild tabloid stuff and newspaper articles like this one in the New York Daily News: Mysterious desert monolith vanishes overnight. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
A 2020 space oddity just got a little more odd. [Is that possible?] A roughly 12-foot tall, shiny monolith that mysteriously appeared in a Utah desert a couple weeks ago has just as inexplicably disappeared.
The intelligent designer moves in mysterious ways. Then the news article says:
“The BLM [What?] did not remove the structure, which is considered private property,” the Bureau of Land Management said in a statement. “The structure has received international and national attention and we received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of 27 Nov.”
How mysterious! After that they add a necessary, but unavoidably humorous touch:
The Bureau of Land Management’s initials, BLM, caused some social media users to wonder how the Black Lives Matter movement was somehow tied to the whole thing. (It’s a coincidence.)
Your Curmudgeon thinks the mysterious monolith is connected to the Time Cube, but so far we don’t have any evidence to support that theory. We’re working on it, and when we have something you’ll be the first to know.
Anyway, since the creationists have all failed us in the situation, it’s up to you to explain the monolith without their help — if you have the courage.
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