Fifty-two years after its debut, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is more relevant than ever. The 1968 Stanley Kubrick-directed film was one of the cultural and cinematic successes of the 1960s and early 1970s. And fifty-two years later, 2001 stands as science fiction’s greatest and most exciting film. of all time. As most science fiction fans know, 2001 also introduced the enigmatic black monolith, one of the most enduring icons in art and film history. Many have offered their theories to try to explain Kubrick’s vision but the truth is that there are multiple meanings.
In a sublime moment in the film, the monolith in the “desert” inspired pre-human apes to discover technology and look up at the stars. The monolith first appears in the desert setting with the apes as small tribes fight over scarce resources. One theory is that Kubrick clearly offers a cosmic, secular, extraterrestrial notion of a “God”.
This is not a God of our creation and narcissistic insecurities, but the idea that an alien species has evolved and advanced enough with science and technology to span light years would be like gods to us or any less advanced species.
Kubrick believed that it is possible that these extraterrestrial races were benevolent. So perhaps the monolith-bearing aliens have evolved beyond their early evolutionary stages to become peaceful space travelers in search of discovery, beauty and cosmic meaning. Perhaps you’ve already developed and embraced a cosmic narrative that brings your species together as you explore the universe. And maybe this is the true explanation for a mysterious monolith found in the Utah desert, USA.
A mysterious monolith apparently made of metal that was found in the remote desert of Utah, USA has caused quite a stir in the UFO community, conspiracy and science fiction fans worldwide, as it seems to be strange that this structure has been in existence for decades. . After landing their helicopter to investigate, members of the Utah Department of Public Safety found
“A Metal Monolith in the Ground” but with “no sign or indication of who could have placed it there”.
“It is illegal to install unauthorized structures or art on federally administered public land no matter what planet you are from,” the agency warned in a statement on Monday.
But what was not expected is that the news of the discovery quickly went viral, causing all kinds of reactions and comments with some netizens pointing out the object’s uncanny resemblance to the strange extraterrestrial monoliths that trigger advances in human progress in the classic science fiction film. of Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. The Utah Department of Public Safety declined to reveal the location of the object to prevent the most curious crowding the remote protected area, but a Reddit user has already managed to geographically locate the obelisk using the surrounding rock formations. and you will be amazed ( 38 ° 20 ’35 .1 ″ N 109 ° 39’58.2 ″ W ).
When sharing the Google Earth location where a small structure can be seen about 10 kilometers from the nearest road, the user said that the structure was first photographed by Google in “2016” . Even some satellite images of the monolith date back to a year earlier, in “2015” . Furthermore Lt Nick Street spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety said the structure may have been there for at least 40, 50 Years or Maybe More .
“It’s the kind of material that doesn’t degrade with the elements,” said Street. “He may only be a few years old who knows. There’s no real way based on the material it’s made of how long it’s been there. »
For his part, Bret Hutchings, the pilot who flew over the obelisk, admitted that it is “the strangest thing he has encountered in all his years of flying”.
“We were joking that if one of us suddenly disappears, the rest of us will run away,” Hutchings told local news channel KSL-TV.
The mystery has spawned a host of theories about how it got there, from strange technology to the undiscovered work of a deceased artist. Some experts have pointed out the resemblance of the object to the avant-garde work of John McCracken, an American artist who lived near New Mexico for a while and died in 2011. McCracken was known for his independent sculptures in the form of pyramids, cubes or graceful plates. The monolith is most similar to McCracken’s plank sculptures featured in his exhibition at the David Zwirner Art Gallery in New York.
However, a spokeswoman for the art gallery said it was not one of McCracken’s works but possibly a fellow artist paying homage. But hours later, Zwirner gave a different statement in which he suggested the monolith was McCracken’s, meaning it had remained undiscovered in the desert for nearly a decade.
“The gallery is divided on this,” Zwirner said. “I think it’s definitely John’s. Who would have known that 2020 had another surprise in store for us. Just when we thought we had seen it all. Let’s see it.”
But this change in David Zwirner’s statement did nothing more than spark all kinds of conspiracy theories as some claim government agencies forced him to change it. And it is no wonder that this discovery during a turbulent year in which the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic could be evidence that it has a function very different from that proposed by Zwirner.
Some believe it could be a stargate. Many ancient cultures speak of portals to other Worlds and gateways to star systems where their “Creators” reside.. The scientific community tells us that these stories are simply myths and legends. However declassified FBI files claim that our Earth has been visited by beings from other dimensions and planets. Not to mention NASA announced that the “Portals” actually appear to be hidden within the Earth’s magnetic field proving that the stargate or portal legends are real.
But there is also the possibility that it is a signaling device, a kind of lighthouse that would indicate the location of access to an extraterrestrial base hidden under the Utah desert. Countless people claim to have seen mysterious lights falling from the sky, entering the most remote areas of the place. The truth is that this 2020 is leaving absolutely no one indifferent and, in addition to being the year of the pandemic, we could be on the verge of the so-called “First Contact” and this monolith could be proof of that.
What do you think of the mysterious monolith found in the Utah desert? Alien device? Or do you have another explanation?