By: Josh K. Elliott
Another day, another strange monolith showing up out of nowhere — except this one has a point.
A fourth metallic structure has been discovered under mysterious circumstances in the United Kingdom, amid a viral trend that’s looking less alien with each copycat case.
The new metal monolith was spotted on Compton Beach on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, BBC News reports. The object appears similar to the three-sided monoliths previously found in Utah, Romania and California, though it’s slightly shorter and has a dramatic point at the top.
The new object stands about 2.2 metres tall, making it smaller than the others, which measured about three metres in height.
Social media posts show the object had been hastily planted in the sand and supported by rocks in a seemingly slapdash effort to secure it on the uneven beach.
Wooden feet were visible beneath it, and it appeared to be listing to one side within a few hours of its discovery.
Tom Dunford, 29, told Sky News that he discovered the monolith early Sunday while walking his dog on the beach.
>>“It’s really reflective,” he told the news outlet. Dunford added that the object has attracted a lot of attention on the small island south of the U.K. mainland. Yet he’s not worried that it’ll attract extraterrestrial or otherworldly forces any time soon.
>>“It’s someone playing a practical joke. I don’t believe any of these conspiracy theories,” he said.
Local Alexia Fishwick said she was “dumbstruck” when she discovered the object on the beach. She told BBC that the mirror-like monolith was “really quite magical” to witness up close.