Two days ago, the Twitter reported the discovery of a monolith in the Utah desert, USA. The Art Newspaper website compared the object to the works of artist John McCracken, who died in 2011, known for creating sculptures of pyramids, cubes and shiny plates. Today, McCracken’s agent confirmed the resemblance of the mysterious object in the desert to a work in his art gallery.
“I believe this is definitely (done) by John,” said David Zwirner in a statement to the New York Times. Then the agent released the address of the art gallery to anyone who wanted to check. “The Utah portal is on David Zwirner 20th Street,” said Zwirner via Twitter.
– David Zwirner (@davidzwirner) November 25, 2020
The similarities between the two monuments are great, but still leave some doubts open. If the work belongs to a ‘gallery’ artist, how could the supposed replica of it end up in the middle of a desert in Utah?
Earlier, Reddit user Tim Slane found out through the Google Earth that the object has been fixed in Utah since 2016. The novelty affected not only the web, but also the civil authorities. Lieutenant Nick Street, a spokesman for the Utah Department of Public Security, said it is possible that the structure has been there for “40, 50 years, maybe more”.
Soon, the discovery became fuel for conspiracy theorists. One of them, according to The Sun, claims that it may be a kind of alien antenna to obtain information from Earth.
Remember the discovery
Despite countless hypotheses surrounding the fact, the only information obtained so far is that a material 3 to 12 feet long, metallic and apparently heavy, was left in the Utah desert, and discovered by the security team flying over it. the place, on November 18th.
The Utah Department of Public Security website wrote in the caption that the monolith was spotted while officials were counting sheep flying over the area with a helicopter.
“During the counts, we came across this, in the middle of nowhere, buried deep in the rock. Questioning minds want to know, what the hell is that? Anyone?” Wrote the department.
The helicopter pilot, Bret Hutchings, reported to the television channel KSL-TV that it was “the strangest thing” he saw during years of flying. “I’m assuming you’re a new wave artist [que criou o monólito] or something like that or, you know, someone who was a big fan of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, “said the commander.