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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by a.c.e., Apr 17, 2019.

  1. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    From my very limited time out in the SW I came to the conclusion there is something about the place that compels folks to "spruce it up" a bit with whatever their vision of art may be. Occasionally in odd and remote places.

    Perhaps the artist of the monolith figured the harder it was to reach the better the chance it would remain in place throughout the ages.

    But with google earth few things remain secret for long. I'm somewhat surprised it was spotted in person before a google earth searcher found it.
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  2. Dan D.

    Dan D. Been here awhile

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    It looks crooked!
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    DanOGrande vorn and confused

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    3C541206-05A3-496D-84AD-79E87296347D.jpeg After a few deep stream crossings, this seems appropriate
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  5. Dan D.

    Dan D. Been here awhile

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    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Thumper Dumper Been here awhile

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    I believe the monolith is gone, AdvRonski what have you done with it?
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    Had a play on some light off-road yesterday.......

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  10. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    If it's not yet it will soon be gone most likely. Either someone will steal it or the government will yank it out of the ground. Once the coordinates were released into the wild it's days were almost surely numbered.

    The internet is awesome, and it's also a curse. When there is some remote thing to go see and 50 people a year manage to locate it that's one thing. When 100,000 people know where it is and want to go see it that's quite another.
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    koekeroe Been here awhile

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    Dan D. Been here awhile

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  14. tonyubsdell

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    i see it with the same eyes as you. I liked the old times when you had to organize and work out where to get hold of the best maps for a certain area. Sometimes russian military maps in cyrillic were the only ones available.
    I would have sold my granma if someone had offered me the possibilities we have today.
    And now?! In a way i‘d like the old days back with white areas on maps never set a foot on before.
    This is quite paradox, isn‘t it?!
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  15. airhoguk

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    Where abouts is that?
  16. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    Well, that's pretty sad. I guess this is why we can't have nice things. It's odd that they left the top cap, though, whoever took it out. I would assume that, since the top was left there, that they drilled out the rivets and disassembled it, which probably made it easier to pull it out of the ground. I'm glad I went when I did, and have some evidence of it's temporary existence.



    About a mile away from the monolith's former location, there are the remains of a plane crash from the 1950's, which has a more somber quality to it, but isn't likely to disappear any time soon.
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    Last photo - Radio? Looks like old communication gear of some sort.
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    Where abouts is that?
    I thought it was but not sure which bit even though its on my back door
  20. AdvRonski

    AdvRonski They call me......Ronski

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    Finally made it to Fruita!
    That's what it looked like to me, real old-school electronics.