If you've been searching for strange stuff on the Internet recently, then you may have hit upon the curious case of the monoliths. Monoliths have started popping everywhere in surprising places in the past few weeks. This includes places such as a British beach, an American desert, and a Belgian field.
These tall and shiny pillars are popping up around the world without any warning or explanation since November 2020. Several theories are doing rounds on the Internet as netizens try in vain to figure out the reason behind this startling phenomenon. Adding to people's speculations and curiosity is the new monolith in India's sub-continent.
What Is A Monolith?
As per the Collins Dictionary, ‘a monolith is a large, upright piece of stone, dating back to the ancient times.' One of the most famous examples of monoliths is Stonehenge. Stonehenge's construction maps the alignment of the sun and stars. Stonehenge is one of the world's most mysterious sites.
The Monolight Sites
The first monolith was spotted around the Utah desert in a remote corner by a helicopter crew. The strange part of this metal monolith was found around 18th November and disappeared mysteriously around 27th November. Well, as soon as it disappeared from the Utah desert, it appeared in the Romanian hillside. The next one was near the Petrodava Dacian Fortress, near the northern Neamt country.
It mysteriously made around at the top of a mountain trail in southern California before it chose to vanish again. Then in the first weekend of December, people came across a tall and shiny monolith on a beach on the Isle of Wight, located around Compton Beach on the beach's west side. Belgium, Spain, Germany, and Colombia had all been witnesses to these strange happenings.
Is It Man-Made?
As per the Utah Department for Public Safety, the 12-foot high three-sided monolith is an art installation by a new wave artist. David Zwirner Gallery, US thinks that sculptor John McCraken was responsible for resurrecting the remote land artwork before he died in 2011. Or it even maybe his fan who paid tribute to the late artist. But many people thought that it lacked the expertise of McCraken.
Could It Be Extra-Terrestrial Activity?
If no person was responsible for it, speculations are rife that it could be an extraterrestrial creature's activity. Well, that's what many are assuming, well, in a more fun way. It mimics the 1968 science fiction film by Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey. In this film, they create an alien race, and the mysterious monolith was found, right below the lunar surface. And guess the uncanny part? The metal monoliths making an appearance, ( except for the phallus monolith) look similar to Kubrick's monolith.
Is This A Prank?
Well, fans of science fiction movies loved Kubrick films. So, maybe this is a prank by an overzealous fan of the Kubrick film. Perhaps it's the fan's way of baffling humanity? But it just makes us wonder if it was a prank. In that case, somebody must have come up to own up. We see nobody doing that yet.
Many years ago, in the 1970s, crop circles were mysteriously occurring in Wiltshire, England. People also thought that it was a result of the aliens until in 1991, two Englishmen came up to admit that they caused the crop circles. Well, there's not much news doing rounds about the monoliths so far.
The Possible Explanation
The monolith now travels to India in a garden in Ahmedabad city, Gujarat. These seven feet tall structure, triangular prism-shaped structures turned out to be an instant hit with the city dweller who found it in an SG Highway garden.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation managed the garden along with a private firm. However, the mystery came to an end about the Indian monolith as a company that preserves the garden took responsibility for it! The company came up with the installation to bring more visitors to the place. And it did create a flurry many people were visiting to click pictures and fill their social feed with images of the monolith.
So, the mystery remains unresolved to this day. We are hoping we will get to hear about a perfectly sane explanation for this soon.