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New monolith appears not so mysteriously in West Jordan

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First Monticello, then Romania, California, and now back to the Beehive State. Monoliths are popping up everywhere and the latest one is in West Jordan. (Photo: KUTV)

First Monticello, then Romania, California, and now back to the Beehive State. Monoliths are popping up everywhere and the latest one is in West Jordan.

This obelisk, however, is not much of a mystery, unlike the others. It was built by a stainless steel company that's taking advantage of the strange new trend that's captured the internet's attention.

Chris McCleery is the general manager of Mountain Stainless Inc. He's confident the work is here to stay. Unlike other monoliths, this one isn't going anywhere.

"Bring it on by, take pictures, do whatever you like. Don't try to take it because you won't be able to," he said. "It's over a stump, and it's concreted into the stump. So it's not going anywhere."

Mountain Stainless Inc. plans to turn the new monolith into a sign for their business.

Two weeks ago, a monolith was spotted in a remote southeastern desert in Utah by state authorities who were counting bighorn sheep. Days after the object captured the world's attention and hundreds of people flocked to the desert to witness the obelisk, it was taken by a group who claimed they were trying to protect public lands.

Since then, other monoliths have appeared in southern California and Romania.



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