A metal monolith that looked similar to the one found sticking straight up in rural Utah in mid-November – which later disappeared – has reportedly disappeared from Romania after having been spotted.
The shiny metal structure was found Thursday in Piatra Neamt near the Petrodava Dacian Fortress, which was built between 82 BC and AD 106 by the ancient Dacian people, according to the Daily Mail.
However, the structure disappeared Tuesday, according to Reuters.
“The 2.8 metre (9ft) tall structure disappeared overnight as quietly as it was erected last week,” local Ziar Piatra Neamt journalist Robert Iosub told Reuters.
“An unidentified person, apparently a bad local welder, made it … now all that remains is just a small hole covered by rocky soil,” he continued.
The monolith was roughly 10-12 feet tall and appeared to be made of dimly reflective metal, according to NPR.
Prior to its disappearance, the mayor of Piatra Neamt, Andrei Carabelea, said there was no reason to panic over the structure, according to a translation by The Independent. (RELATED: NASA Launches New Mars Rover In Search Of Ancient Life)
“There is no reason to panic for those who think there is still life in the universe,” Carabelea said, according to the report. “My guess is that some alien, cheeky and terrible teenagers left home with their parents’ UFO and started planting metal monoliths around the world. First in Utah, and then at Piatra Neamt.”
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Zilele acestea orașul nostru este din nou în atenția lumii, și de data aceasta nu e nimic de…
“I am honored that they chose our city,” he added.
In Utah, the shiny structure was found Nov. 18 after officers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aero Bureau division were assisting the Division of Wildlife Resources in counting bighorn sheep, according to DPS.
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While on the mission, they spotted the metal monolith sticking up from the ground in a remote area of red rock with no obvious signs as to how the monolith appeared. The DPS did not disclose the location of the structure, but people found it using satellite images from 2016 and then determined its GPS coordinates, according to the Associated Press.