The sinister things come at three?
Another monolith appeared – this time in California.
The mysterious silver structure – similar to the one recently found in Utah and Romania – was spotted by locals on Wednesday morning at the top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero, a town in San Luis Obispo County.
Gary Lions, a regular runner and hiker in the mountains, shot a video of the 9-foot stainless steel object, noting “I guess that’s something.”
“Be prepared to see them everywhere,” Lyons said in footage obtained by Storyful, showing the three-sided structure, supported by a scenic view of the treetops and blue sky.
By Wednesday afternoon, dozens of tourists had walked up the mountain to see the obelisk, Atascadero News reported.
Unlike the Utah siblings, the approximately 200-pound structure was not attached to the ground and looked hollow at the top, the report said.
The Utah monolith was first spotted by wildlife counting sheep in a remote part of the Red Rock Desert ̵
“Sketchy” Andy Lewis, a Moab-based BASE jumper and slackliner, said he took down the creation to protect the public lands he stood on after a large number of people visited the site to take pictures – leaving behind garbage and parking their cars on the vegetation.
Meanwhile, the monolith spotted in Romania’s Piatra Neamt mountainous region on Friday disappeared on Tuesday.
A local journalist told Reuters that the site was installed by a local welder near the ancient Dacian forest, which is an archaeologically protected area.
It is not clear who erected the other two monoliths – or whether all three are somehow connected.
Mystifying structures have sparked worldwide speculation – with theories about their origins ranging from a marketing ploy to aliens.