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Strange monolith appears when Trump threatens to declassify Area 51 secrets? (weird news)

Well, Donald Trump slow-walking the transition period for Biden might not have resulted in the President-elect cutting a deal to guarantee they won’t be coming after the Trumpster with a little jail time, but now that Trump is threatening to declassify all the Area 51 secrets on his way out of the swing door (maybe with a few pardons for Edward Snowden and Julian Assange thrown in for good measure), there’s been quite a lot of strange activity.

First of all, various panicked bureaucratic scurrying in Washington DC as they issue veiled threats and dangle a few carrots for the orange-haired one, and now a rather more solid – if bizarre – reaction in Utah, after a government wildlife survey discovered a mysterious monolith appearing in the middle of the desert made of an unknown metal.

The structure is 12 foot high and has been described by the helicopter pilot who found it as the “strangest thing I have come across out there in all my years of flying.”

Strange monolith appears when Trump threatens to declassify Area 51 secrets?
Strange monolith appears when Trump threatens to declassify Area 51 secrets?

The monolith is reminiscent of the Arthur C Clarke 1951 short story The Sentinel, where alien artifacts are inserted in human history to advance our evolution. They were made even more famous by Stanley Kubrick’s movie version of the tale in 2001: a Space Odyssey.

All we need now are a few monkeys to come along and start worshipping the monolith.

A sample of the monolith has been cut out and sent to Utah State University for chemical analysis. It broke two diamond-tipped drill bits before a small shard could be taken. Well hard.

The pilot also noted, “We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then the rest of us make a run for it.”

The question is, if merely threatening to release lots of classified UFO material might cause monoliths to appear in deserts, will releasing said documents cause nuclear missiles to be deactivated in their silos and jet-fighter chases over the White House with the pursuit of tick-tacs using gravity field manipulation drives?

Yes, 2020, the gift that keeps on giving. Whatever else you can say about it, at least the Kraken has yet to be released (and, we suspect, never will be).


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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