The mysterious silver monolith that was discovered in the remote desert in Utah was theorised by a lot of people. Some say that it’s a prank, others think it might be a parcel dropped by aliens.
On Saturday, authorities said the monolith was reported missing and had disappeared, and a similar monolith was found in Romania, the same day the one in Utah vanished. Now that’s spooky!
A Romanian news outlet reported the discovery of the strange obelisk on Batca Doamnei, a hill near the northeastern town of Piatra Neamt.
It might look similar, but the two structures have some differences. The Romanian monolith stands around 3 or 4 metres tall and appears to be hollow, while the one in Utah is said to be 3 metres tall.
The Romanian sculpture also seems unpolished, mostly covered in interconnected circles while the Utah sculpture had a smooth surface.
There’s no way of telling where these sculptures come from, though some say it’s a work of famous minimalist US artist, John McCracken.
Who knows, maybe it’s aliens, or maybe it’s just someone who really, reallyyyy loves 2001: A Space Odyssey.