Iron County's metallic monolith now missing after being visited by weekend crowds

Hikers and UTV riders visit the site of a metal sculpture in Three Peaks Recreation Area, Iron County, Utah, April 3, 2021

(Jeff Richards, St. George News, Cedar City News)



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CEDAR CITY — The mysterious monolith that suddenly appeared in Iron County right before Easter weekend has since vanished, seemingly without a trace.

Cedar City News confirmed the object's disappearance Monday morning by making another visit to the site, located just south of a landmark called Easter Rock, within the off-road trail system in the Three Peaks Recreation Area.

Cedar City News had also verified that the object was still in place just before sunset Sunday evening, when between 30 and 40 people were seen milling around and taking pictures. At that point, the button's counter mechanism was at more than 1,500, marking an increase of more than 1,000 pushes since the previous evening.

Recreationists who had been camping in the area said they had seen a steady stream of visitors, possibly hundreds of people, flocking to the site throughout the day on Sunday; however, back at the scene just before noon on Monday, Cedar City News saw little evidence that the installation had ever been there, with only a small cairn of rocks marking its former location.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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