California monolith pops up after finds in Utah, Romania

California Monolith
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2020, file photo, a metal structure sticks out from the ground on the Batca Doamnei hill, outside Piatra Neamt, northern Romania. Days after the arrival and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths spotted half a world away from each other, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California. Its straight sides and height appear similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another that was found in Romania. (Robert Iosub/ziarpiatraneamt.ro via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time in Southern California.

KEYT-TV reported Wednesday that the tall silver monolith was at the top of a hill in Atascadero, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But by Thursday it had vanished.

Video posted online shows several young men tearing down what appears to be the same monolith while chanting a religiosity slogan but authorities haven’t confirmed they were the vandals.

The monolith was similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another found in Romania.

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