A day after the mysterious monolith disappeared in the Utah desert, a second similar object appeared on a hillside in Romania.
Although it is a dark metallic structure, it appears covered with concentric circles.
While the appearance of such monoliths has left many puzzled and uncomfortable, local mayor Andrei Carabelea was unfazed.
“I guess some cheeky and terrible alien teens left home with their parents’ UFO and started planting metal monoliths all over the world,” he wrote on Facebook.
“First in Utah and then Piatra Neamt. I am honored that they have chosen our city.”
But his enthusiasm was accompanied by a severe lament.
“I would have appreciated their bold gesture more if they followed the rules and followed the legal steps to obtain a building permit,” he said.
He said he would be “tolerant of them” if the monolith attracts more tourists.
‘Mysterious’ photos still unexplained
The monolith was erected a few meters from the ancient Petrodava fortress.
Petrodava dates back to before the 1st century and is mentioned in the book of Ptolemy. Geography.
It was destroyed by the Romans in the 2nd century.
Mysterious disappearance of the mysterious object
The San Juan County Sheriff said the office does not have the resources to devote much time and energy to the apparent theft of the item.
But they are accepting tips from anyone who knows who may have taken them.
“The exact location of the facility has not been disclosed as it is in a very remote area and if people were to attempt to visit the area there is a significant possibility that they would be stranded and require rescue,” said the Department of Public Safety. . in a sentence.
“We encourage anyone who knows the location of the monolith not to try to visit it due to road conditions.”
But it didn’t take long for tourists to locate it, and attentive monolith hunters saw it on satellite images and then calculated its GPS coordinates.
Satellite images revealed that the monolith had been in the rocky and remote area since at least 2016.
The bureau said visitors parked vehicles at the plants and left debris.
Some cars had to be towed after being trapped in a remote area, far from bathrooms, cell phone coverage, or other amenities.
The three-meter-high object was detected by state authorities who had been conducting an inspection of the bighorn sheep.
The monolith has been compared to the mysterious object in 2001: a space odyssey, which plays a sinister and viral role in the book and movie.
In the sci-fi classic, the appearance of a giant metal rectangle in prehistoric Africa wordlessly motivates a troop of apes to develop human-like behavior.
The implication is that the monolith takes the animals to a new stage of evolution.