This week a strange metal monolith emerged in Romania after an anonymous group removed another identical structure discovered in the remote Utah desert.
A strange monolith has been found in Romania whereas on the other hand another had been disappeared from Utah. It was found on Batcas Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt. It had been removed by an unknown group. However, the Bureau of Land Management had said in their statement that they had not removed it as it’s a matter of private property. They do not investigate private property matters which are handled by the local sheriff's office.
It was spotted a few metres away from the prominent historical landmark of the Dacian Fortress of Petrodava, a fort founded between 82 BC and 106 AD by the ancient Dacian people.
The odd discovery comes after a similar monolith was discovered without explanation in the Utah desert, sparking wry rumours that it may have been the work of aliens, though more definitely the work of a science fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.
A monolith first appeared on Earth in Africa three million years ago in the book by Arthur C Clarke, later turned into a film by Stanley Kubrick, and appears to impart wisdom on a hungry tribe of great apes to build instruments.
The monolith is used by an alien race as a means to explore planets around the cosmos and to enable intelligent life to evolve.
The great apes use their weapons in the novel to slaughter animals in order to consume meat to end their hunger, and to kill a predatory leopard.
The next day a club is used by the main character to destroy the chief of a competing tribe of apes, resulting in an awakening of intellect and human growth.
Last Wednesday, the pillar in Utah, which protruded about 12 feet from the red rocks in southern Utah, was spotted by baffled local BLM officials counting bighorn sheep from a helicopter.
However in a tweet, the Bureau of Land Management Utah said the three-sided structure was removed by a 'unknown group' on Friday evening.
News of the finding in Utah soon went viral online, with many noticing the resemblance of the object to the unusual alien monoliths in Kubrick's classic sci-fi series' 2001: A Space Odyssey.'
The triangular formation in Romania has a height of approximately 13 feet and one side faces Mount Ceahlau, locally known as the Holy Mountain.
It is one of Romania's most prominent mountains, and is classified as one of the country's seven natural wonders.
Romanian authorities still do not know who the mysterious monolith is responsible for erecting.
Neamt Culture and Heritage official Rocsana Josanu said: 'We have started looking into the strange appearance of the monolith.
'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.'
She added: 'Before installing something there, they needed permission from our institution, one that must then be approved by the Ministry of Culture.'
The Utah monolith ignited allegations of travellers who travelled large distances to see the monolith and were suspected of ruining the site, which officials had managed to keep hidden in order to deter people from getting lost.
But many monitored and released the coordinates - forcing people to travel through the night for many hours to reach the 12ft aluminium frame.
And it was announced that on New Years Day in Seattle, a similar version existed about 20 years earlier.
Access to the location, though, required a 45-minute off-road drive on a gravel track many miles at 10 mph from every major city - and then a 15-minute walk up a dry stream bed.
UFO spotters and conspiracy theorists all over the world became fascinated with the sleek, triangular pillar.
While the system was only uncovered this month by the authorities, Google Earth photographs suggest that it has been in existence since at least 2015 or 2016.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety, Lieutenant Nick Street, said it was likely that the framework had been there for '40, 50 years, maybe more.'
It's the sort of substance where the elements don't decay. Who knows, it could only be a few years old. There's really no real way it's made because of how long it's really been there depending on the content,' he said on Tuesday.
Others found out the similarity of the object to the avant-garde work of the American artist John McCracken, who lived in nearby New Mexico for a while and died in 2011.
In the shape of pyramids, cubes, or elegant slabs, McCracken was renowned for his freestanding sculptures.
In his exhibit at the David Zwirner Art Gallery in New York, the monolith most closely resembles McCracken's plank-like sculptures.
On Tuesday, David Zwirner's spokeswoman said it was not one of McCracken's pieces, but rather a fellow artist paying homage.
Later in the day however, Zwirner gave another comment that indicated McCracken was actually the piece, suggesting it had been undiscovered for nearly a decade in the desert.
'The gallery is divided on this,' Zwirner said. 'I believe this is definitely by John.'
Utah has a tradition of 'land art,' unique structures that in the 1960s and '70s emerged far from urban centres.
The most prominent is Spiral Jetty, a 1,500-foot-long 1970 coil made entirely of clay, salt crystals and basalt by the artist Robert Smithson.
Situated on the northeastern side of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point, depending on water levels, the jetty emerges and disappears.
No one, however, has so far come forward to assume responsibility for the monolith.
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