Mystery surrounds monolith that appeared on popular beach

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A metal monolith that has appeared on a beach on the Spanish Mediterranean coast has baffled people over similarities to ones that have been popping up since 2020

The strange object was found on the Sa Conca beach on the famous Costa Brava coast on March 30. 

Costa Brava runs for about 59 kilometres along the north-eastern Spanish coast to the French border and is a popular tourist destination for British holidaymakers due to its gorgeous beaches and warm climate.

A metallic monolith appeared on the beach of Sa Conca. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
A metallic monolith appeared on the beach of Sa Conca. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

The monolith, which measures a reported two metres, was found by beachgoers enjoying the warm weather in the area before the reports were later confirmed by the authorities.

Local media said it is unclear who placed the monolith there or why.

A member of the Arocinema association, which shared the photographs online, told Newsflash they were running up to Sa Conca beach at around 8am when they saw it. 

Mystery as monoliths crop up around globe

This is the latest find of monoliths that have been popping up across the globe since the first one appeared at a Utah desert in America in November 2020 which even led some people to believe it could have been aliens.

The first mysterious monolith discovered in Utah in the US. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The first mysterious monolith discovered in Utah in the US. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

A community called ‘The Most Famous Artist’ founded by American artist Matty Mo later claimed credit for and unwittingly started a global movement. 

The tall structures have been found all over the place including the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Colombia, Paraguay, among many other countries.

Locals have likened the monolith to one that appeared in the science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) which initially fed into the theory that it was aliens.

It is unclear what Spanish authorities plan to do with their latest monolith.

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