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Utah Monolith Taken Away By Four Men In The Night, Eyewitness Says

Utah Monolith Taken Away By Four Men In The Night, Eyewitness Says

The plot thickens - once again

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

Four men were seen removing the now infamous Utah monolith in the dead of night, according to an eyewitness.

Ross Bernards, a photographer and drone operator, says he has the real story on the mysterious metal pillar that appeared in the desert, before vanishing.

Writing on Instagram, he said: "If you're interested in what exactly happened to the monolith keep reading because I was literally there.

"On Friday, three friends and myself drove the six hours down to the middle of nowhere in Utah and got to the 'trailhead' around 7pm after passing a sea of cars on our way in."

Ross Bernards

Ross and three other eyewitnesses after the monolith was taken.
Ross Bernards

After taking photos, they were about to leave at about 8.40pm, when they spotted another group arrive.

He went on: "Four guys rounded the corner and two of them walked forward. They gave a couple of pushes on the monolith and one of them said 'You better have got your pictures'.

"He then gave it a big push, and it went over, leaning to one side. He yelled back to his other friends that they didn't need the tools.

Ross Bernards

"The other guy with him at the monolith then said 'this is why you don't leave trash in the desert'. Then all four of them came up and pushed it almost to the ground on one side, before they decided push it back the other when it then popped out and landed on the ground with a loud bang.

"They quickly broke it apart and as they were carrying to the wheelbarrow that they had brought one of them looked back at us all and said 'leave no trace'."

Very ominous.


He carried on: "If you're asking why we didn't stop them well, they were right to take it out. We stayed the night and the next day hiked to a hill top overlooking the area where we saw at least 70 different cars (and a plane) in and out.

"Cars parking everywhere in the delicate desert landscape. Nobody following a path or each other. We could literally see people trying to approach it from every direction to try and reach it, permanently altering the untouched landscape.

"Mother Nature is an artist, it's best to leave the art in the wild to her."

Another Instagram user and explorer said that they saw it being taken away by a pick-up truck and that the words 'Bye b****' had been written into the floor, with a puddle of urine left in its place.

Meanwhile another similar monolith appeared in Romania yesterday, before disappearing today.

Featured Image Credit: Ross Bernards

Topics: Weird