Utah Monolith Was Removed 'In Truck' And Bye B**** Written In Its Place
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Explorers looking for the now-infamous Utah monolith say 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.
The triangular pillar appeared in the desert in Utah, and was first spotted on 18 November, but it disappeared on Friday.
The plot thickens.
Explorer Riccardo Marino trekked out to the remote site to see what was happening, posting his findings on Instagram.
Explaining what he and his friend did, Riccardo wrote: "We continued 30 minutes down the bumpy dirt road and arrived at 11.11pm to the pinpoint I selected for us to start hiking from. Unsurprisingly there were other campers in the area that all seemed to be asleep.
"Right before leaving the car we heard voices in the distance, they were coming from the trucks we had just passed.
"We didn't acknowledge them and continued minding our own business. Our short hike under the moonlight was easy to navigate by just using Google Maps.
"We arrived to the location to see nothing but the foul markings left and we realised we must have been the first people to see it removed.
"On our way out we discovered fresh tire tracks that were made by a dolly, clearly left by someone not to long before us.
"When we got back to the car we drove back the way we came from and noticed the trucks where the noise was coming from were all gone.
"We figured it was the rest of the posse of monolith thieves exiting later than the first truck.
"Transporting the monolith without a posse in the dark had to have been a group effort. Not to mention it was 20 degrees Fahrenheit. We wanted to be the first to report this, so we drove two hours back to service to get a post out."
The Bureau of Land Management in Utah said it didn't remove the monolith.
It said in a statement: "[We] did not remove the structure which is considered private property. 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."
It added it wouldn't be investigating further.
Potential explanations for the monolith include extra-terrestrials, publicity stunts and a dead artist.
Featured Image Credit: Bureau of Land Management