After two monolith sightings went viral, a third has now appeared, and a group of people has already destroyed the structure. The latest mysterious structure is in Atascadero, California, and it strongly resembled the first structure that had been found in Utah.
Here’s what you need to know about the third monolith.
The Third Monolith Was Similar in Shape & Size to the Utah Monolith, But Now It’s Been Destroyed
The latest monolith looked very similar to the first monolith that was seen in Utah. It’s likely not the same structure, since people have come forward claiming that they are the ones who removed the Utah structure and broke it into pieces in the process. You can see photos of the newest monolith in the tweet above.
Atascadero News reported that this new monolith was on the top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero and was three-sided, much like the Utah structure. The mystery structure was 10-feet-tall and 18-inches wide and it appeared to be welded at each corner with rivets on the sides.
The structure was about 200 pounds and wasn’t attached to the ground. Officials guessed that this one was hollow and perhapds made of stainless steel, possibly similar to the material from a commercial stove’s hood.
Gary Lyons, a local hiker, told KTVU that he saw the third monolith on Wednesday morning but didn’t see it the day before.
Officials said that this object did have some differences from the one in Utah. It was close to the same height but slightly slimmer, Atascadero News reported. This one wasn’t welded or attached to the ground, unlike the Utah one.
Hikers were already visiting the structure to take photos of the object and see it in person, but officials cautioned that this one could be knocked over with a strong push.
By Thursday morning, the structure had been destroyed, Vice reported. A group of men livestreamed their tearing down the structure on DLive while chanting “America First” and “Christ Is King” and talking about illegal aliens.
The livestreamed video is below. Note that there is some profanity in the video and in the comments.
One man in the video could be heard saying: “Christ is king in this country. We don’t want illegal aliens from Mexico or outer space. So let’s tear this b**** down.”
Vice reported that the video was posted to DLive by an account with the username CultureWarCrimnal.
This Is the Third Structure to Appear
The Atascadero monument is the third one to appear in about a month. The Utah monument was discovered on November 18 when the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau was working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to count big horn sheep, Seattle Times reported. It disappeared on the evening of November 27.
Photographer Ross Bernards of Edwards, Colorado, shared on Instagram that he witnesses the Utah monolith taken away by four men. TikTok user Sylvan Slacks posted a video claiming to be part of the group that took it away.
Meanwhile, the Romania monolith was first reported on November 26 in the city of Piatra Neamt, Daily Mail reported. This one was also reported to be nine-feet-tall and it also disappeared overnight. CNET reported that local journalist Robert Iosub said the third monolith was believed to be made by an “unidentified persona, a bad local welder” and it wasn’t known who took it away. This third monolith was found on private property and it was 9.8 to 13.1 feet tall, Fox News reported.
The disappearance of the monolith in Romania is even more of a mystery than the one in Utah, and there are few clues about what happened to it. The Utah monolith and the Atascadero monolith look quite different from the Romania structure, which had what appeared to be interconnected circles drawn on its surface.