Another monolith appears!

In 2020 there were several gleaming monoliths similar to the one that was shown in the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey that mysteriously appeared in remote areas of the world. As far as I am aware, the question of who was responsible was never solved.

Now yet another monolith has appeared, this time in the Nevada desert.

Las Vegas police said on the social platform X that members of its search and rescue unit found the otherworldly object over the weekend near Gass Peak, part of the vast Desert National Wildlife Refuge where bighorn sheep and desert tortoises can be found roaming. At 6,937 feet (2,114 meters), it is among the highest peaks in the area north of Las Vegas.

In November of [2020 a similar metal monolith was found deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert. Then came sightings in Romania, central California and on the famed Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

All of them disappeared as quickly as they popped up.

The Utah structure, which captured the world’s imagination during the pandemic, is believed to be the first in the series. It stood at about 12 feet (3.6 meters) and had been embedded in the rock in an area so remote that officials didn’t immediately reveal its location for fear of people getting lost or stranded while trying to find it.

Hordes of curious tourists still managed to find it, and along the way flattened plants with their cars and left behind human waste in the bathroom-free backcountry. Two men known for extreme sports in Utah’s sweeping outdoor landscapes say it was that kind of damage that made them step in late at night and tear it down.

The article does not give the dimensions of the latest monolith but whatever its size, it is a pretty impressive stunt to pull off.


  1. quotetheunquote says


    When it starts hypnotizing the local ape population in the evening, and makes them do tricks, THEN I’ll start paying attention.

  2. xohjoh2n says


    What, nothing in Virginia or Maryland? I’m insulted…

    That’s where they’re manufactured.

  3. seachange says

    Interesting article John. Me trying to date any stories about monoliths in 2022 or 2023 causes my google-fu to fail.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Quotetheunquote @ 1
    The local primate population in Nevada would be humans. So let’s see if there is another evolutionary upgrade in the works.

  5. John Morales says

    Me trying to date any stories about monoliths in 2022 or 2023 causes my google-fu to fail.

    Fad fell off, I guess. Till this one.

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