This is a big moment for American history or something, we don't know yet. But we do know that it probably wasn't put there by aliens.
Everybody knows that Utah is one of the strangest places in the continental United States. Outside of the Arctic Circle, Mariana's Trench, and the contents of Rudy Giuliani's medicine cabinet, this bizarre monolith might become one of the Earth's greatest mysteries.
Or, it might have been put there by some artist who had a little too much time on their hands.
This unexplained metal object (Rachel Thompson of Mashable called it a "UMO") was discovered by wildlife officials last week while they were literally in a helicopter flying over the area to count sheep. This was in a remote area of southeastern Utah. Lots of undiscovered rock climbing routes out there.
These wildlife officials spotted the "unusual object" and landed their helicopter to inspect it further.
"The crew members found a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock," stated the Utah Department of Public Safety.
"The crew said there was no obvious indication of who might have put the monolith there."
Something they left out was, aliens did not drop it from high in the earth's atmosphere.
Unfortunately, the Utah Department of Public Safety is more concerned about figuring out who did it specifically to press charges than showcasing this strange and virtually inaccessible piece of art (or, like, whatever, nobody knows).
More information will follow, but, know that it most likely wasn't aliens.