Athletes Say They Removed Utah Monolith, Legal Case Unclear
Two men known for extreme sports in Utah say they stepped in late at night and tore the monolith down.
- Published 2 December 2020
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gleaming monolith found deep in the Utah desert was striking, mysterious beacon that immediately captured the attention of a world grappling with a punishing pandemic casting a pall over the holiday season. Revealed publicly shortly before Thanksgiving, it drew hundreds of people to remote, red-rock country to see and touch the otherworldly edifice that evoked both science-fiction films and the state’s famous land-art works. But the newcomers also flattened…