Monoliths appearing around the world, what are they?

0
50
Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert


Monoliths have popped up in surprising places over the past few weeks, including an American desert, a British beach and a Belgian field. 

Several of these tall, shiny pillars have now been found at sites around the globe without warning or explanation since mid-November.

The first was discovered in the US, when a helicopter crew flying over a remote part of a Utah desert counting sheep spotted a strange statue below.

Read more

The structure disappeared several days after it was first spotted near the Petrodava Dacian Fortress, a local archaeological landmark in the northern Neamt country. 

A metal monolith also mysteriously appeared in the middle of a field in Baasrode in Belgium in December.

People inspect a metal monolith in a field in Baasrode in Belgium on 8 December

(EPA)

Spain, Germany and Colombia have also seen strange tall structures pop up since the first monolith was found in the US.

Back in the UK, one with the words “Not Banksy” also appeared on the top of Glastonbury Tor.

As mystery shrouded the first monoliths, an anonymous collective called The Most Famous Artist took credit for the ones in Utah and California, and is selling several replicas for $45,000 (£34,000) each.

However, when asked about the Isle of Wight structure, it said: “The monolith is out of my control at this point. Godspeed to all the aliens working hard around the globe to propagate the myth.”

A shiny monolith has appeared on an Isle of Wight beach

(@AlexiaRFishwick via REUTERS)

Explaining his choice of location, 29-year-old Tom Dunford told the BBC: “If the aliens were to come down I think they’d go for the safest place which is the Isle of Wight in Tier 1 [Covid restrictions].”

The structures have sparked comparisons with the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, where an alien monolith is a recurring symbol that appears to play a role in the development of human evolution.

Bret Hutchings, a helicopter pilot who first spotted the Utah monolith, told local news station KSLTV he thought the structures could be from “a new wave artist” or someone who was a fan of the Stanley Kubrick film.

A monolith appeared in and disappeared from a Utah desert in November

(AP)

“My guess is that some alien, cheeky and terrible teenagers left home with their parents’ UFO and started planting metal monoliths around the world,” the mayor said. “First in Utah and then at Piatra Neamt. I am honoured that they chose our city.”

Speculation has also followed the disappearance of monoliths.

A monolith stands on a Stadium Park hillside in Atascadero in California

(AP)

Officials said the visitors flattened plants with their cars and left behind human waste.

“We are upset that these young men felt the need to drive five hours to come into our community and vandalise the monolith,” Heather Moreno, the local mayor, said. “The monolith was something unique and fun in an otherwise stressful time.”

Additional reporting by agencies



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here