The whole world was transfixed by the discovery of a monolith in the desert of Utah a couple of weeks ago. It seemed like the perfect cap to the dumpster fire that has been 2020. It wasn't just that the metal monolith that bore a very strong resemblance to the monolith in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, it was where it was discovered. There are reports that it could have been installed deep in the Utah desert sometime between July and October of 2016. It wasn't found until last month when state biologists were doing a helicopter survey of wild bighorn sheep. People who went to the extremely remote site said the monolith was "aluminum, not magnetic, three pieces riveted together," and had two rivets missing on top. The person who posted this Instagram video said that it took 45 minutes to get to the site with a crossover SUV.

Fast forward to last night in El Paso's Upper Valley. All of the sudden, El Paso social media exploded with pictures and videos of a monolith that appeared near The Substation along Doniphan and E. Sunset Road. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter were all filled with people's reactions to the monolith:

There was all kinds of speculation about who put it there (Ancient Alien Astronaut experts say "Aliens", but mostly people were having fun walking around it and there were even a couple of stickers that were slapped on it because this is El Paso and that's how we roll.

Finally, a couple of hours later, these people showed up and after trying to put the monolith into a couple of vehicles, they found a truck, because this is El Paso and that's how we roll, and they made off with the monolith. No word on where it is or who put it there in the first place but you know it's going to end up in someone's garage next to the big screen tv and the fridge with all the beer in it because this is El Paso and that's how we roll.

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