It’s gone. The mysterious, gleaming monolith in the Utah desert is gone. In its place, a sad little cairn.
Now we are left to speculate about who removed it Friday night, and why. The Bureau of Land Management says they didn’t take it and they don’t know who did. Was it removed by the person or persons who installed it? Might it reappear someday in another location? Did some determined souvenir hunter snatch it, selfishly, for his own private collection? Or did aliens return to retrieve their forgotten device?
We may never hear of the monolith again. But it was certainly an intriguing story while it lasted.
(Hmm, now that I think about it, it was probably only a matter of time before some idiot citizen(s) started defacing the monolith, scratching or painting evidence of their ignorance and disrespect. Maybe it’s better that the installation was removed before that happened.)