A secretive stone monument has been found by a pilot in the Utah desert.
Helicopter pilot Bret Hutchings found the huge metallic stone monument while helping natural life asset officials include bighorn sheep in souther Utah.
In scenes suggestive of Stanley Kubicks’ 2001: A Space Odyssey, the stone monument was discovered remaining solitary in the infertile landcape.
The helicopter pilot told nearby news channel KSLTV: “That has been about the most bizarre thing that I’ve run over out there in the entirety of my long stretches of flying.”
“One of the biologists is the one who spotted it and we just happened to fly directly over the top of it.
“He was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!’ And I was like, ‘What?’ And he’s like, ‘There’s this thing back there – we’ve got to go look at it!'”
Mr Hutchings said that the object looked manmade, and appeared to be firmly planted in the ground.
Stanley Kubrick‘s 1968 film opens with prehistoric apes interacting with a large monolith in the middle of the desert.
The helicopter pilot said he suspected that the Utah monolith was the work of a new age artist.
“I’m assuming it’s some new wave artist or something or, you know, somebody that was a big 2001: A Space Odyssey fan,” he said.