After Utah, another monolith appears in Romania

A mysterious-looking metal monolith appeared out of nowhere in the middle of the barren Utah desert last week and created quite a stir across the world. It disappeared without a trace, sparking speculation that it could have been the work of aliens, another monolith, as mysterious as the first one, has surfaced in Romania.

The triangular metallic pillar was found a few metres away from an ancient landmark Petrodava Dacian Fortress in Romania’s Piatra Neamt, as per a report in the Daily Mail.

The 13-ft tall monolith faces Mount Ceahlau on one side, which is one of the seven natural wonders of Romania. The ‘new’ monolith, however, is different from the one found in Utah desert.

The monolith found in Romania has a mirrored surface and appears to have been covered with graffiti. Some say it could very well be the copy of the Utah monolith after its discovery fired up the minds of conspiracy theorists and sci-fi fans on social media.

But like Utah, the origin of the monolith in Romania has left officials baffled. “We have started looking into the strange appearance of the monolith,” Neamt Culture and Heritage official Rocsana Josanu said told The Daily Mail.

News of the discovery in Utah has gone viral, with many noting the object’s similarity with strange alien monoliths that trigger huge leaps in human progress in Stanley Kubrick’s classic sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”