Mysterious Monoliths Appear Around the World

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Strange metal objects have been discovered in seemingly random places around the world over the past few weeks. These monoliths have sparked a frenzy of online speculation and curiosity, leading to many different theories about their origins.
Monoliths are defined as obelisks, columns, or large statues made of a single block of material. The first one was discovered in Southeastern Utah on November 18 by the Utah Department of Public Safety, who first spotted it as they were counting bighorn sheep from the air in a helicopter. The 10-12 foot figure sat at the bottom of a remote canyon, deeply embedded in the rock. To the confusion of the workers, the canyon was inaccessible by vehicle or foot. The Department posted about their discovery on Facebook with a few alien emojis, and the story quickly gained popularity. But only a little while later on November 27, the monolith was removed for environmental reasons. The tourism the monolith would’ve brought could have damaged the delicate desert ecosystem.
On the very same day the Utah monolith was removed, a new monolith was discovered in the outskirts of Piatra Neamt, a city in Romania. Unlike the Utah monolith, this one was covered in swirls and looped lines. The mayor of Piatra Neamt, Andrei Carabela, welcomed the monolith and hoped that it would draw more people to the town. But only four days later, to everyone’s astonishment, it disappeared mysteriously without a trace.
The third monolith was found in California, the same day the Romanian one disappeared. It was discovered to be a little shorter and narrower than the other two, and was not embedded in the ground in any way. A group of young men live streamed themselves removing that monolith on December 3.
No one knows for sure where the monoliths came from, or if they even came from the same place. An early theory was that the monoliths were created by the artist John McCracken, known for his minimalist sculptures. McCracken, who died in 2011, believed that aliens were real and wanted his work to resemble alien artifacts. His son, Packtrik McCrackin, stated that his father had always wanted to place his sculptures in remote places for people to stumble upon. However, this theory was disproved after comparing the Utah monolith to McCrackin’s work. The Utah monolith was obviously machine-made, and McCrackin preferred to make all of his sculptures by hand. Thus it could not have been him.
It is still very likely that the monoliths were made by an artist (or multiple artists), but no one has stepped forward to claim the work as of now. Other theories connect the monoliths to tv shows or to the government.
And of course, there is always still the possibility that the monoliths were created by aliens.