Another day, another mystery.
The appearance of another mystery metal monolith atop a mountaintop in California has created a buzz around the world.
The mystery has deepened further as a similar shiny column was first found in the Utah desert and then in Romania. However, both structures have mysteriously disappeared.
The three-sided obelisk spotted in California appeared to be made of stainless steel. It was 10ft tall and about 18inch wide. The object was wielded together at each corner, with rivets attaching the side panels to a likely steel frame inside.
In Utah, the shiny pillar was first spotted on November 18 by baffled local officials.
It soon attracted hundreds of curious onlookers to its location as its fame spread around the globe. The 11ft tall metal structure was firmly mounted in the rocks.
Photographer Ross Bernards, who visited the site in order to see the unusual structure, described how four men suddenly appeared at night, pushed the object over and dismantled it before carrying it off in a wheelbarrow.
A similar metal structure was discovered on November 26 on Batca Doamnei Hill in northern Romania
Owing to the development, the local mayor made a statement urging “those who think there is still life in the universe” not to panic.
The shiny monolith had a mirrored surface but appeared to have been covered with graffiti.
However, it vanished four days after its sudden appearance.
As with other monoliths sighted in recent weeks, there is no information about who installed the structure in California and why.
The discovery of the mysterious metal structures has sparked a guessing game over their sudden appearance and disappearance.