We know, we know, another monolith. It's amazing how quickly a story can have people going from "well this is awesome I wonder which galactic species put it there to advance human evolution" to "oh for god's sake, just admit that it's a marketing stunt for coke" when they keep showing up around the world.
They've so far been spotted in Utah, California, the Isle of Wight, Romania and now Australia. The new monolith in Australia sadly puts our theory that aliens are creating an "I'm with stupid" sign pointing right at Monaco to bed.
The latest monolith (and yes, we're still calling it a monolith - we're not going to be the only news organization calling it a "big metal thing" even though it's technically not a monolith) comes with a new mystery. There appear to be coordinates written all over it.
The first set of coordinates mark the location for Trump Tower, New York, Yahoo News reports. Who knows at this point, maybe it's a marketing gimmick from Trump in conjunction with the galactic civilizations he's supposedly in contact with (according to the former head of Israel's Space Security Program).
The other coordinates point to seemingly random locations including Managaha, an uninhabited island in the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Sphinx in Egypt. If you're going to write mysterious coordinates on a monolith, may as well put the Sphinx in there while you're at it.
Though mysterious, we're pretty sure now that all the monoliths are copycats of the original monolith in Utah, which has appeared on Google Maps since 2016. There's even footage of one group of copycats taking a monolith out into the middle of nowhere and then "discovering" it.
The original monolith, though slightly more mysterious than the later ones given that it wasn't intended to have been found any time soon, also has a likely explanation as proposed by a detective on Twitter.
They shared a screenshot of the Instagram page of photographer Eliot Lee Hazel. The "builder" of the monoliths tagged in the Instagram photos, the tweeter claims, lives in Utah relatively near where the first monolith was found. He and the agency appear to have deleted posts showcasing similar artworks as well as the photographs from their website, though this of course could be an unrelated social media clear up.
"But to what I have found, it’s simply just an art piece that was forgotten in the desert after the photoshoot happened," the Internet detective concluded. "Or I’m wrong and it’s aliens. I’ll let you be the judge."