BISMARCK — A mystery gripping the State Capitol has finally been solved after multiple silver monoliths were spotted in both chambers of the legislature.
Dozens of silver monoliths were spotted on the House and Senate floors of the capitol, striking an eerily similar appearance to objects spotted in the Utah desert and other locations across the globe.
Upon further review by members of the Legislative Council in coordination with the North Dakota Attorney General’s office, the monoliths turned out to be legislators.
“The silver monoliths were quite the mystery and frankly the talk of the Capitol for a few days,” said North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “Out of nowhere, dozens of inanimate silver monoliths appeared in both chambers and as quickly as they appeared, they were gone!”
While legislators are usually a common site around the State Capitol, Stenehjem says recent events only added to the initial confusion.
“We’ve gotten used to a governor who sees himself as both the executive and legislative branches of our government, so it came as quite a surprise to see actual legislators in the chambers. We thought the objects were some sort of avant-garde installation by Banksy or a new-age art installation Burgum coordinated with the Heritage Center to foster everyone’s curiosity. Instead, the objects turned out to be lawmakers attending the pre-session of the legislature.”
Several eye-witnesses also reported a silver monolith on the prairies of Kidder County, occurring the same day multiple monoliths appeared at the state capitol, prompting a brief silver alert on the state’s emergency management system. However, the North Dakota Highway Patrol says the monolith turned out to be Representative Jim Kasper, who took a wrong turn on his way to the pre-session in Bismarck and was left stranded.
“My GPS was hacked,” says Kasper. “There’s no other way to explain it.”
Kasper was rescued by the North Dakota Highway Patrol and returned safely to his natural habitat in the year 1922.
More on this story as it develops.
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