The question of who removed the mysterious monolith found in Utah late last month has been answered as a pair of individuals have stepped forward to take credit for bringing down the odd object. The ten-to-12-foot tall metallic piece sparked something of a sensation last week when news of its discovery made headlines around the world and captured the imagination of people on social media. Theories abounded as to who could have placed the monolith in the remote location and what its purpose might have been. However, just as quickly as those questions emerged, the object vanished from its desert location, spawning yet another mystery attached to the piece.
An initial report from a witness on the scene described a group of four individuals toppling the monolith this past Friday evening. Telling the observer "this is why you don’t leave trash in the desert," they subsequently dismantled the object and carted it away in a wheelbarrow. The disappearance of the monolith was later confirmed by the Bureau of Land Management, who indicated that it was not their doing. Meanwhile, local authorities largely joked about the matter on social media, likely thankful that they won't have to worry about rescuing any ill-equipped adventurers who journeyed out to the desert to find the object.
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