A metal monolith that unearthed in a Romanian town just days after an identical structure vanished in Utah has also disappeared mysteriously.
The shiny pillar triangular was located on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt in northern Romania last Thursday.
It was discovered only yards away from the famous archaeological landmark the Petrodava Dacian Fortress, a fort constructed by the pre-historic Dacian people between 82 BC and AD 106.
All of a sudden, the monolith suddenly disappeared on Monday as fast as it arrived.
The vanishing makes it more interesting after an identical monolith was spotted in the Utah desert, lately.
It also disappeared at the hands of an unknown party, amidst speculations that it could have been the work of aliens. It is more possible to be the manipulation of a prankster inspired by science fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Today pictures were released of the monolith being razed and destroyed by a group of four men on Friday.
Local Romanian mayor Andrei Carabelea assured on Facebook that there is nothing to panic for those who think there is still life in the universe.
The mayor would have preferred if the mischiefs had acquired a building permit. He could be merciful if the monolith attracted tourists.
Internet sleuths assume the monoliths to be inspired by the classic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In Utah, the pillar, which stood out around 12 feet from the red rocks in southern Utah, was located last Wednesday by confused local authorities who were counting bighorn sheep from a helicopter.
Nevertheless, the triangular structure was vanished by an unconfirmed party on Friday evening, according to a statement issued by the Bureau of Land Management Utah.
News regarding the developments in Utah quickly went viral online, with many observing the object’s resemblance to the weird alien monoliths that trigger huge leaps in human progress in Kubrick’s classic sci-fi film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’
In Romania, the triangular structure was almost 13 feet long and one side faces Mount Ceahlau, known locally as the Holy Mountain.
It is one of the most prominent mountains in Romania and is one of the seven natural wonders of the nation.
Romanian officials are still unconfirmed about who was responsible for constructing the mysterious monolith.
The Utah monolith induced disagreements about tourists who drove huge distances to view the monolith and were alleged to trash the location, which officials had tried to hide to evade people getting lost.
But many tracked down the co-ordinates and published them, compelling people to drive many hours throughout the night to arrive at the 12ft aluminium structure.
Access to the site required a 45-minute off-road drive on a dirt track many miles from any major town at 10mph, followed by a 15-minute hike up a dry stream bed.
Worldwide, UFO spotters and conspiracy theorists were consumed with the shiny, triangular pillar.
Though the structure was only spotted by officials this month, Google Earth images show it had been there since at least 2015 or 2016.
Others pointed out the object’s similarity to the state-of-the-artwork of John McCracken, an American artist who lived for a time closer in New Mexico and expired in 2011.
McCracken was famous for his freestanding sculptures in the shape of pyramids, cubes, or sleek slabs.
The monolith is almost similar to McCracken’s plank-like sculptures observed during an exhibition at the David Zwirner art gallery in New York.
Utah has a record of ‘land art,’ strange installations that cropped up far from population centres in the 1960s and ’70s.
The most popular, Spiral Jetty, a 1,500-foot-long coil by artist Robert Smithson in 1970 that’s built totally of mud, salt crystals and basalt.
Situated on the northeastern edge of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point, the jetty appears and disappears, based on water levels.
Till now, none has come forward to claim responsibility for the monolith.