Another mystery monolith emerges on top of Pine Mountain in California after appearing in Utah and Romania
Gary Lyons, a runner who frequents the mountain for hikes, said, 'I guess this is a thing now. Be prepared to see these everywhere'
Just weeks after two mysterious monoliths appeared in Utah and Romania, another one was spotted in California on Wednesday, December 2. The strange metal structure, which has left many baffled, was spotted by locals in San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday morning on top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero, reports state. Shortly after the news broke of the monolith in California, dozens of local hikers trekked to the top of the mountain to view the structure.
All three monoliths recently discovered appear to be made of stainless steel and the latest one was believed to be 10-feet tall and 18 inches wide, according to The Atascadero News. The structure was reportedly welded together at its corners "with rivets attaching the side panels to a likely steel frame inside," the outlet stated. The monolith was not attached to the ground and appeared to be hollow at the top and possibly at the bottom too. It was estimated to be around 200 pounds as several reports claimed it could be knocked over with a strong push.
A runner, Gary Lyons, who frequents the mountain for hikes, said, "I guess this is a thing now. Be prepared to see these everywhere." Lyons was referring to the initial discovery of a similar bizarre structure which was found in Red Rock Desert in Utah on November 18. The monolith was discovered when wildlife officials were counting sheep through an aerial survey. The structure stood gleaming amid the red rocks below their helicopter.
Pilot Bret Hutchings, while recalling the moment they found the monolith, said: "Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around. There's this thing, there's this thing back there. We've got to go look at it." When the crew landed, they found a shiny, triangular pillar-like structure that was about 12 feet tall and appeared to be protruding from the red rocks. They described it as "with rivets attaching the side panels to a likely steel frame inside." Some reports have stated that a group of men dismantled the monolith in Utah at night and took it away. “We were, like, thinking is this something NASA stuck up there or something. Are they bouncing satellites off it or something?” Hutching added. "We were kind of joking around that if one of us suddenly disappears, then the rest of us make a run for it."
Days after its discovery in Utah, a similar structure was found in Romania. The 13-foot monolith appeared overnight on windswept Batca Doamnei Hill near the city of Piatra Neamt on November 26. The second spotting of the strange structure also sparked wild conspiracy theories, with some suggesting that it may have been placed by aliens. the second structure has also disappeared.
Many have pointed to the object's similarity to the iconic monolith featured in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.' In the film, a group of apes encounters a giant slab amidst a rocky setting. Many have suggested that the structure could have been made by an artist of someone who could have been a fan of the particular sci-fi film.