The third metal monolith in California matches that of Utah and Romania

A third monolith appeared in California following finds in Utah and Romania

A third metal monolith has been discovered on top of a mountain in California.

The structure appears identical to those found in the Utah desert and next to an ancient fortress in Romania.

This deepens the mystery of where these shiny metallic structures came from and who puts them there.

The third monolith was reported by the local newspaper in the small town of Atascadero, California. They reported that hikers found him atop Pine Mountain and posted images of it on social media.

The three-sided obelisk appeared to be stainless steel, measuring 10 feet high and 18 inches wide. The object was welded together at each corner, with rivets securing the side panels to a probable steel frame inside, ”Atascadero News reported.

Unlike the first monolith found in the Utah desert, the latter seems slightly more unstable.

While the Utah monolith was firmly buried in the earth, local reports suggest the California monolith is simply standing on the ground and could be pushed.

The monolith saga continues as another monolith was spotted in California on Wednesday. (Facebook / Ronelle Volk)

The California monolith posted on social networks

Hikers found the last monolith and posted it on social media (Facebook / Ronelle Volk)

Utah’s original monolith was removed after it was first spotted on November 18.

It was taken down by the Utah Adventure Guides who uploaded a video of themselves taking the monolith apart under cover of darkness.

The Utah Monolith
The original monolith was found in Utah in November (Credit: EPA)

The video was posted to TikTok by Sylvan Christensen and shows him and three other people pushing the metal sculpture and tying it to a wheelbarrow before taking it away.

Tour guides said they took down the obelisk because they feared the sudden interest would ruin the area with people driving, cycling and flying to the premises.

We DELETED the Utah monolith.  ||  November 27, 2020 ||  On the night of November 27, 2020, around 8:30 p.m.?  our team removed the monolith from Utah.  We will not include any other information, responses or ideas at this time.
Tour guides said they removed the monolith because they feared the interest could damage the site (YouTube / MrSlackline)

“Don’t give up your personal assets on public land if you don’t want them taken away,” he wrote in the caption.

from tiktok from @sylvanslacks claiming to be part of the crew that removed the monolith from the Utah desert
The monolith was tied to a wheelbarrow and removed under cover of darkness (TikTok)

Eyewitness Ross Bernards said he took photos at the monolith on Friday night when the group of men entered to destroy it.

Bernards described how the men worked for 10 to 15 minutes, repeatedly pushing the structure until it crashed to the ground.

While carrying out the vigilante demolition work, one of the men reportedly said: “That’s why you don’t leave garbage in the desert.”

Images from the group show men working under cover of darkness with torches strapped to their foreheads, wearing gloves but not masks.

The shining pillar was first spotted by workers from the Utah Department of Public Safety monitoring the bighorn sheep by helicopter.

The monolith in 2001: a space odyssey
The original monolith appearing in 2001: A Space Odyssey (Credit: Alamy Stock Photo)

Bands of curious tourists and explorers flocked to the structure and posed for photos with the riddle, with rumors circulating it could be a message from alien life due to the similarity to 2001: A Space Stanley Kubrick’s Odyssey.

A second monolith, strikingly resembling the Utah Pillar, also appeared halfway around the world in Romania.

A mysterious metal monolith, similar to the one found in Utah, has been discovered near an ancient Dacian fortress in Romania.
The corresponding monolith in Romania (Credits: Stiri Piatra Neamt / Newsflash)

As of this writing, the second monolith is still standing.

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