The "structure disappeared overnight as quietly as it was erected."
If you're keeping count, that's the second mysterious metal monolith that has disappeared without a trace recently. Last week, a monolith spotted in the Utah wilderness also disappeared — in what some open-minded folks would call an alien abduction.
As it later turned out, however, it was a gang of four men, who ripped the installation out of the ground and carried it away in a wheelbarrow.
And now, Romania has lost its monolith as well.
"The 2.8 metre [nine feet] tall structure disappeared overnight as quietly as it was erected last week," local journalist Robert Iosub told Reuters.
It certainly was lacking the finish of the monolith discovered in Utah.
"An unidentified person, apparently a bad local welder, made it... now all that remains is just a small hole covered by rocky soil," Iosub said.
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