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Metal monolith mystery deepens

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/03/20, 04:20 pm

Only time will tell if the structure in Southern California will disappear like its two predecessors. A tall, three-sided steely column has appeared at the top of a hill in Atascadero, Calif., KEYT-TV reported Wednesday. It’s the third of such structures—the first was found in Utah two weeks ago, and the second in Romania last week. Both have since vanished.

What do we know about the monoliths? No one knows where the structures came from. Two extreme sports athletes said they were part of a group that removed the roughly 11-foot monolith in Utah out of concern that the hundreds of tourists coming to see it were damaging the area. No one has claimed any of the monoliths, and no one asked permission of U.S. officials to put them up.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • RC
    Posted: Thu, 12/03/2020 05:02 pm

    Left over movie props, that were built but not used, in the 2001 Space Odyssey movie, made in 1968?

  • D J Duran
    Posted: Thu, 12/03/2020 09:01 pm

    Probably not, they're the wrong proportions. The monoliths in the Arthur C Clark books were 1x4x9, the squares of the first three whole numbers.

  • Steve Shive
    Posted: Fri, 12/04/2020 04:32 am

    Strange stuff. And nice to have something to wonder about besides ... you know what...

    Posted: Sat, 12/05/2020 04:46 pm

    good one

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 12/07/2020 06:55 pm

    And now a group of artists, who are implying they placed the one in Utah, is offering you your very own monolith for $45,000 including installation!  

    But act now FOR AN EVEN BETTER DEAL!  I and my "artists' collective" will underbid the above-mentioned group and place YOUR monolith for the SPECIAL PRICE, never to be repeated, of $39,995 (taxes, fees, licensing, tariffs, import duties, etc. not included, where applicable.  This offer good in Continental United States only, void where prohibited by law.)