The culprit of the mysterious Utah monolith has been found. It turns out McDonald’s is just building a new restaurant. The fast-food chain jokingly compared the monolith to one of its drive-thru screens.
The mysterious monolith has captured the public imagination. Given the way 2020 has gone, it isn’t hard for some to imagine aliens as an endgame boss in December as a result. People first discovered the monolith in mid-November in the Utah desert. But a few weeks later the monolith disappeared. An extreme sports pro said he’s responsible for removing the piece.
McDonald’s Photoshops the Monolith
McDonald’s jokingly photoshopped the object into one of their drive-thru signs. They asked if they could take someone’s order. But they received some pretty high profile customers.
welcome to McDonald’s what can i get you? pic.twitter.com/iIgd8J5QIW— McRib is Back (@McDonalds) December 1, 2020
The Oreo Cookie brand also got in on the fun by asking for one of McDonald’s signature flurries. Fortunately, the ice cream machine seemed to be working out in the desert.
We’ll take one OREO McFlurry, please! pic.twitter.com/eyyZVwksNv— OREO Cookie (@Oreo) December 1, 2020
Meanwhile, Chip Ganassi Racing was feeling hungry. The race team apparently got lost in the desert and also wanted a quarter pounder meal.
uh yes hi, think i took a wrong turn somewhere but can i get a quarter pounder with cheese meal pic.twitter.com/x4u852KhXV— Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) December 1, 2020
In response, McDonald’s photoshopped a driver repping their brand while holding a bag of food.
fixed it pic.twitter.com/F8TF3cPQT7— McRib is Back (@McDonalds) December 1, 2020
An Extreme Sports Pro Claims He Removed the Utah Monolith
BASE jumper and slackliner “Sketchy” Andy Lewis claims responsibility for removing the mysterious monolith. The extreme sports pro shared a video to YouTube in which he announced he dismantled the object from its location. The reason for removing the monolith is apparently to avoid unwanted tourism in the area.
“On the night of November 27, 2020, at about 8:30pm— our team removed the Utah Monolith,” the “Mr. Slackline” account wrote. “We will not be including any other information, answers, or insight at this time.”
The creator of the monolith is style a mystery.