After Utah, California, Romania, mystery monolith appears on Isle of Wight

The monolith appeared and disappeared mysteriously first in a desert in Utah and then in Romania before it was spotted on a beach in the Isle of Wight.

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Monolith found on Isle of Wight
Monolith found on Isle of Wight (Picture Courtesy: Twitter @Johnwritlarge)

After making appearances in the American states of Utah and California apart from Romania, the mysterious monolith was spotted on the Isle of Wight.

A shining metal object, the monolith seems right out of a science-fiction plot and has sparked a flurry of memes and even conspiracy theories on social media. The first monolith was spotted by a helicopter crew counting bighorn sheep in Utah on November 18.

Days after it was first spotted, the monolith mysteriously disappeared from the desert in Utah with authorities still speculating how the shimmering, mirrored object was installed at a remote spot in the desert, to begin with.

The large monolith was then spotted on Compton Beach on the southwest of the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England. Alexia Fishwick who found the monolith told the BBC that she was "dumbstruck" by it and "many people walked past and ignored it".

Estimated to be about 7.5 ft high and 2 ft wide, no authority has come forward with information about how the monolith landed just above the tide line on an Isle of Wight beach.

On Sunday, a group of four artists and fabricators claimed credit for the monolith found atop Pine Mountain in California's Atascadero. The group also posted a video of themselves replacing the original structure which had been removed and a cross put in its place.

According to a report by the New York Times, the artists collective has not taken credit for the monoliths that mysteriously appeared and later disappeared in Utah and Romania.