Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t possibly get more fucked, that mysterious silver monolith in Utah has disappeared, despite authorities *not* giving out its location.

There is truly only one explanation here: aliens.

For those of you unfamiliar with the monolith, the huge silver metal statue mysteriously appeared in the Utah desert on November 18, prompting many conspiracy theories as to what the fuck it was and where it came from.

But before many could even see the monolith, it has mysteriously vanished without a trace, according to the state’s Bureau of Land Management.

“We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the ‘monolith,’ has been removed from BLM public lands,” the post on the BLM Utah Facebook page said. “The BLM did not remove the structure, which is considered private property.”

The BLM then clarified that they do not investigate crimes involving private property, so the monolith is now the duty of the local sheriff’s office.

“We do not investigate crimes involving private property which are handled by the local sheriff’s office. The structure has received international and national attention and we received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of Nov. 27,” the post read.

Although the BLM never officially gave out the location of the monolith, that didn’t stop some sleuths from finding it themselves.

One man even took to Instagram to film himself at the monolith, giving his followers directions to get there themselves.

Personally, I think it’s just a matter of time before some Insta-famous artist comes out and claims that this was all part of some performance art display, in which we realise that the *real* monolith was the friends we made along the way.

But dear God, I hope this really was planted by aliens.

Image: @davidsurber_