The Monolith on Monarch Marl

First, odd metallic Monolith were seen in Utah, California, the Netherlands and Romania, and now, the Isle of Wight.

The First case: November 18th, the Red Rock Desert Monolith. (12ft Tall) Removed 27th November, by an unidentified group, supposedly including Andy Lewis and Sylvan Christensen, of whom released a short video of themselves dismantling it because it was ‘ruining the natural landscape’. Lines up with a story by Ross Bernard who witnessed a group of four removing the monolith. Erected between August 2015 and October 2016.

The Second Case: Discovered November 27th, the Piatra Neamt Monolith. (13ft Tall – Alien; covered in circles?) Disappeared 1st December. Local journalist, Robert Iosub said that “an unidentified person, apparently a bad local welder, made it.”

The Third Case: Discovered December 2nd, the Pine Mountain Monolith. (10ft Tall, Stainless Steel – freestanding.)

The Fourth Case: Discovered December 6th, the Kiekenberg Monolith. Unlike the previous three, matte in design. No footprints or other marks surround the Monolith.

The Fifth Case: Discovered December 6th, the Compton Beach Monolith. (10ft Tall) Made out of wood and mirrors. Locals clearly unsettled.

As far as I can gather, all of the Monolith are three-sided.

Theories for their appearance range from aliens to an elaborate joke – some referencing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Pilot Bret Hutchings said “I’m assuming it’s some new wave artist or something or, you know, somebody that was a big [Stanley Kubrick] fan,” he said, referencing a scene in the 1968 film in which a black monolith appears.

The art world speculated the sculptures were the work of John McCracken, a sculptor fond of science fiction, who had died in 2011. Patrick McCracken, his son, told The New York Times that his father had told him in 2002 that “he would like to leave his artwork in remote places to be discovered later.”

However, an art collective known as ‘The Most Famous Artist’ has shared images through social media platform Instagram showing the creation and transportation of the monoliths which they sell on their website [monolith-as-a-service.com] for £34,000. The group has also claimed authorship for several others, some likely yet to be discovered.

However, this still leaves questions unanswered; who built the first Monolith? Sattelite images from Google show its build date somewhere between August 2015 and October 2016 – three years after the creation of the group ‘The Most Famous Artist’ led by Matty Mo. If it was him, five years is a long time to wait for some traction. 

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