Another mysterious monolith appears — in Romania

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Another mysterious monolith appears — in Romania

Another mysterious monolith has surfaced in Romania, days after one vanished without a trace in the Utah desert.

The shiny triangular metallic pillar was found a few yards away from an ancient landmark called the Petrodava Dacian Fortress in the city of Piatra Neamt on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail.

It measures 13 feet tall and one side faces Mount Ceahlau — one of the seven natural wonders of Romania that is known locally as the Holy Mountain.

The origin of the structure has Romanian officials as baffled as their counterparts in Utah.

“We have started looking into the strange appearance of the monolith,” Neamt Culture and Heritage official Rocsana Josanu said, per the British paper.

“It is on private property, but we still don’t know who the monolith’s owner is yet. It is in a protected area on an archaeological site. Before installing something there, they needed permission from our institution, one that must then be approved by the Ministry of Culture.”

The discovery came as questions persist about the perplexing origin and disappearance of a similar monolith in the remote desert of Utah last week.

On Nov. 18, wildlife officials counting sheep in a helicopter found the 11-foot-tall triangular structure surrounded by a rock formation.

They did not reveal its exact location out of fear adventurous travelers would get lost in the remote area — but the case was cracked on Reddit days later, and by Tuesday visitors described a “circus” atmosphere full of YouTubers and confused government officials.

By Friday, the installation was gone, without anyone taking credit for the bizarre situation.

“We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the ‘monolith’ has been removed from Bureau of Land Management public lands by an unknown party,” on Nov. 27, BLM spokesperson Kimberly Finch said in a statement. The agency did not remove the structure, she said.

Google Earth imagery shows that the structure appeared between August 2015 and October 2016.

 

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