A tall, silver, shining metal monolith discovered in the desert in southeastern Utah -- which prompted theories of alien placement and drew determined hikers to its secret location -- has now disappeared, the state's Bureau of Land Management said Saturday.
美国犹他州土地管理局(Bureau of Land Management)上周六表示，在犹他州东南部的沙漠中发现的一块高大、银色、闪亮的金属巨石现已消失。这块巨石曾引发了外星人安置的理论，并吸引了一些坚定的徒步旅行者前往它的秘密地点。
The monolith was removed by an "unknown party" sometime Friday night, the agency said in a Facebook post.
"We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the 'monolith,' has been removed" from BLM public lands, the post said.
"The BLM did not remove the structure, which is considered private property."
The monolith was first discovered November 18 by officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety's Aero Bureau.