Mysterious Metal Monolith found in Romanian Hillside

On a hillside in Romania, a few meters away from a historic fortress a metal monolith has been discovered on this 26th November. An identical monolith was recently found in Utah and the officials still have no clue these monoliths belong to whom? They have already launched an investigation to find some more details about this artifact.

This mysterious monolith was found on BatcaDoamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt in Romania’s north-eastern Neamt County.

It was discovered very close to a well-known archaeological landmark, known as the Petrodava Dacian Fortress. This is the oldest historical monument in Piatra Neamt. Historians believe this fortress was destroyed by the Romans in the 2nd Century AD. The ruins of the parts of the city wall are still there as a tourist attraction.

The height of this structure is around four meters and one side of this facing the locally known Holy Mount Ceahlau. This is one of the most famous mountains in the country as well as listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Romania.  

As per Rocsana Josanu, a Neamt Culture and Heritage official, “We have started looking into the strange appearance of the monolith.” Also, she added, “Before installing something there, they needed permission from our institution, one that must then be approved by the Ministry of Culture.” And “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.”

This is now disappeared and the state’s Bureau of Land Management confirms that the object has been removed by ‘an unknown party’.

In their Facebook statement, the Bureau said, “We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the ‘monolith’, has been removed from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands by an unknown party. The BLM did not remove the structure which is considered private property. We do not investigate crimes involving private property which are handled by the local sheriff’s office.”

They further added, “The structure has received international and national attention and we received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of Nov. 27.”

So the origins of the four-meter or 12ft high metal block monolith are still unclear and the officials are carrying out their investigation to find it out.