Late last month,. Not long after, another . They've both since vanished ( ). Now, yet another monolith has been discovered, this time in California.
"There is currently a monolith at the top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero!" tweeted Connor Allen on Wednesday afternoon, with a trio of pictures capturing the strange new monolith at the top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California.
According to local newspaper The Atascadero News, the monument appeared on the mountain on Wednesday morning. Hikers naturally flocked to take in the shiny metal object.
No one, not a marketing company or NASA or artists or pranksters or a movie studio or aliens, has come clean as the culprit behind the strange appearances. What we do know is that the Utah structure appeared to be made from stainless steel, standing at between 10 and 12 feet high,, who spotted the first monolith in the middle of the Utah desert while surveying the area.
The Utah obelisk, first brought to the internet's attention on Nov. 19, was also apparently installed illegally, without cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (The City of Atascadero was reportedly made aware of its object). Unlike the Utah structure, the Atascadero obelisk, which appears to be welded together at each corner and slightly slimmer, can apparently be knocked over with a firm push, according to The Atascadero News.
Reddit users have found it difficult to make headway into tracing the structures' origins, since the Utah and Romania monoliths both vanished days after their discoveries. It seems likely the same will happen to the California resident. In Utah's case, Colorado adventure photographer Ross Bernards was visiting its structure when he says he saw.
When will this all become clear? Watch this space.