Mysterious Discovery – level 1

30-11-2020 07:00

Bret Hutchins is a pilot. He flies over the Utah Desert. He sees something unusual. He asks the second pilot to return to the place. They find a shiny mysterious monolith.

A monolith is a big piece of stone or rock. People build it as something to remember in the past.

This monolith is from metal. It is between 300 and 360 centimeters high. The rocks around it are big and red. It is a very unusual scene. It looks like the monolith does not belong there. But Hutchins believes that humans make the monolith.

Some people say that the monolith looks like a sculpture by John McCracken. John McCracken is an artist. He dies in 2011. Other people say that the scene reminds them of Stanley Kubrick´s movie ‘2001’.

Difficult words: mysterious (something that people cannot explain), scene (a place where something takes place, usually in a movie of book), sculpture (a piece of art, usually from stone).

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