A mysterious metal monolith that appeared four days ago in Romania, similar to one that appeared two weeks ago in the U.S., has vanished.
The Romanian structure is not so enigmatic.
It appeared Friday as a prank by a local metal-worker. The 9-foot tall pieces of sheet metal had intentional swirls and poorly welded joints. It was removed Tuesday, but the question remains, by who?
“An unidentified person, apparently a bad local welder, made it,” Robert Iosub, a reporter for the Ziar Piatra Neamt newspaper who visited the pillar, told Reuters. “Now all that remains is just a small hole covered by rocky soil.”
The structure was placed on Batca Doamnei Hill, a protected archaeological area where a Dacian castle once was. Georgiana Mozu, a Piatra Neamt police spokesperson, said officers are investigating the illegally installed pillar.
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