A small German town and a forbidden Spanish slope are the newest places to discover a mysterious silver monolith in their midst. This puzzling trend has now spread to six countries.
One of the desolate silver pillars appeared on the weekend in Sulzbach and overlooked a field near a shopping center.
The other has appeared near the ruins of an ancient church in Ayllon, Spain, where local authorities have warned people to stay away from the dangerous slopes.
After a monolith appeared in the Utah desert for the first time last month, which sparked comparisons with the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey, similar structures have emerged in Colombia, Romania, Holland, the Isle of Wight and California.
The objects have sparked wild speculation about aliens and some of them disappeared soon after they appeared, adding to the intrigue.
At least the German city is certain that its monolith has an earthly origin – but while an art collective took responsibility for the original stunt in Utah, it’s unclear who is behind any of the new pillars.
SPAIN: A silver monolith by the ruins of an old church in Ayllon on a hill that local authorities say is too dangerous to visit
GERMANY: The city of Sulzbach was the last place where a monolith was discovered over the weekend. This silver pillar overlooked a field near a mall
Holger Klink, who spoke for the city of Sulzbach, told the local broadcaster HR: “It’s not from space. The wood structure inside is very earthly. ‘
But he admitted, “We still have to get to the bottom of the riddle. Rumors spread on Facebook. There are some very interesting theories. ‘
In Spain, the city of Ayllon is no closer to knowing how their monolith got there, but Mayor Maria Jesus Sanz suspects that it is a “joke”.
Unimpressed by the craftsmanship of the item, the mayor said it was made of three sheets of metal that had collapsed several times.
However, local authorities warned people to avoid the hillside which, according to Europa Press, “can be harmful and dangerous”.
They also called for “individual responsibility” in the face of the coronavirus after some of the other monoliths attracted a small crowd of visitors.
The new discoveries make Germany and Spain the fifth and sixth countries to share in the apparent buzz after the sighting of a gold monolith in rural Colombia sparked knowing claims that it may be the “monolith that controls them all”.
The other monoliths were silver in color, but the one in Cundinamarca was gold – the locals wondered if it could be the “master monolith”.
COLOMBIA: This gold monolith appeared in rural Colombia, prompting residents to ask if it was the “monolith that controls them all” after silver towers were found elsewhere
NETHERLANDS: A monolith appeared in the Kiekenberg nature reserve near Oudehorne. It was first spotted by hikers on Sunday morning
ISLE OF WIGHT: People posed for photos on the island off the south coast of England after the monolith surfaced on a beach over the weekend
Another monolith was discovered on Compton Beach on the Isle of Wight, which used to encourage some camera visitors to pose for pictures.
“The person who put it there knows what they’re doing,” said Tom Dunford, who tripped over the 7.5-foot object while out walking his dog on Sunday morning.
“It’s someone who is playing a joke. I don’t believe in any of these conspiracy theories, ”he told Sky News.
In the Netherlands, a silver monolith appeared in the Kiekenberg nature reserve near Oudehorne. It was first spotted by hikers on Sunday morning.
Local media reported that there were no traces of footprints at the base of the structure or any other indication of how they got there.
Other monoliths have appeared on a Romanian mountainside and on a trail in California.
The California object drew hikers onto the Pine Mountain Trail on Wednesday, but it disappeared on Thursday, apparently torn down by a group of young men who took five hours to remove it.
CALIFORNIA: A movable monolith also appeared on Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California on Wednesday, but was gone by Thursday
ROMANIA: In northern Romania, a monolith was found last Thursday on the Batca Doamnei hill in the town of Piatra Neamt
The original monolith, a shiny pillar in the remote Utah desert, was first discovered on November 18 by amazed local officials who counted bighorn sheep from the air.
The discovery sparked the imagination of UFO spotters, conspiracy theorists, and Stanley Kubrick fans around the world.
Photographer Ross Bernards, who visited the monolith on Friday, described how four men suddenly appeared that night, knocked over and dismantled the object before it was transported away in a wheelbarrow.
The sheriff’s office in San Juan County, Utah, has announced that it will not investigate the disappearance of the monolith that was placed on public land without permission.
However, authorities also said they would take tips from hundreds of visitors who were on their way to see the shiny object deep in the desert.
A community called “The Most Famous Artist” founded by American artist Matty Mo has since recognized the Utah Monolith.
The group is said to be selling three full-size monoliths similar to those found in different parts of the world for $ 45,000 each.
When asked if the group would take responsibility for the Isle of Wight stunt, Mo said, “The Monolith is out of my control at this point.
“We thank all the extraterrestrials who are working hard around the globe to spread the myth.”
UTAH: The original triangular metal monolith that appeared in the remote Utah desert on November 18, drawing the attention of conspiracy theorists and Stanley Kubrick fans