Fourth monolith appears in Texas

Fourth monolith appears in Texas

SAN ANTONIO — As soon as one mysterious monolith appears, it seems to vanish and another is found. The latest copycat structure showed up Thursday night in San Antonio, Texas.

Unlike the previous metal monoliths, this version is wooden and painted silver and was set up outside of Canopener Labs, a business near the San Antonio Airport, KSAT reported.

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It’s far from other worldly. Images on social media show a group of people installing the makeshift structure late Thursday night, WOAI reported.

It is the third copycat monolith structure to appear since a team of biologists counting bighorn sheep discovered the first metal structure on Nov. 18 in a southeastern Utah desert. Satellite images indicate that it was installed sometime between August 2015 and October 2016. It was removed Nov. 27 by a group that said “Leave no trace.”

Its appearance led to international interest and the creation and discovery of a slightly similar structure in Romania. The poorly crafted pillar appeared Nov. 27 as a prank in the town of Piatra Neamt but disappeared four days later.

A 200-pound metal structure was found Wednesday atop a hill in Atascadero, California. However, it was toppled early Thursday morning and replaced by a wooden cross by a group chanting “Christ is king.”

The monolith structures are all believed to be pieces of art, although the creators and installers of them still remain unknown.