UPDATE (December 2, 2020): Much like its predecessor in Utah, the recently discovered monolith in Neamt, Romania has now vanished as suddenly as it had appeared.
As of now, no one has come forward to claim responsibility over either obelisks, although the Internet has already begun speculating, with some originally suggesting that it might’ve been a prop left over after HBO’s Westworld had filmed in the Utah region. The appearance of this second monolith has since cast doubt on that theory, and now Internet detectives are scrambling for more clues. Robert Iosub — a Romanian reporter at Ziar Patra Neamt — has suggested to Reuters that it simply may have been a local welder: “An unidentified person, apparently a bad local welder, made it … now all that remains is just a small hole covered by rocky soil.”
A mysterious metal monolith appeared on a hilltop in Romania’s mountainous Neamt county last week but it later disappeared pic.twitter.com/M8bEzbWQJ1
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ORIGINAL STORY (November 30, 2020): The strange monolith found in the Utah Desert, which mysteriously vanished recently, seems to have reappeared again, except this time in Romania.
This obelisk is seemingly identical to the one found in Utah, standing at roughly 13 feet tall (the same height as the one in Utah) with a silver-toned body.
The obelisk was found on Batca Doamnei Hill near Piatra Neamt in Romania. According to local officials, the structure’s placement is considered illegal as permission is needed from Romania’s Ministry of Culture. While similar to the monolith in Utah, this object comes with a slightly different finish — a scratched up loop-de-loop texture. So far, the origins of this monolith remain unknown and no one has come forward yet to claim responsibility for the one in Utah either.
In case you missed it, here’s a look at the trailer for Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries Volume 2.