Workers with Utah’s Department of Public Safety discovered a giant hunk of metal in the Utah desert. They don’t know where it came from. Buzz60


Despite the discretion of ities, visitors have successfully located a mysterious metal monolith in Utah that was Instagram account Wednesday. 

In a video tagged in Moab, Surber tested if the structure is magnetic and solid. "Hollow, riveted, not magnetic," he said in the clip.

He detailed the monolith's makeup in the video's caption, explaining it is "three pieces riveted together," noting, "two rivets missing up top." He also warned fellow curious adventures that "a sedan won’t cut it" and suggested "Crossover SUV or higher."

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Surber also shared that he was not the only one able to track the site.

"I had it alone to myself for about 10 minutes in the morning before people started showing up but overall not too crowded you all want to make the journey," he wrote.

In another video shared to the social media site, Surber elaborated on his "awesome journey."

"Regardless of who built it or where it came from," he wrote. "It was a positive escape from today’s world. Some for many people to rally behind and enjoy together."

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In a statement shared on its website Monday, the Utah DPS said the structure was discovered by the DPS's Aero Bureau and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Nov. 18.

The statement added that there was "no obvious indication" of who installed the monolith but reminded the public that it is illegal to install "structures or art without ization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from."

"We’re almost 100% sure this is an installation attempt of some kind," Utah Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lt. Nick Street told USA TODAY. "Not an attempt, they successfully installed it in the Red Rock in southeastern Utah."

Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko

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