Third 'Space Odyssey' Monolith Appears in California

Either aliens do exist or we're getting a new Arcade Fire album
Third 'Space Odyssey' Monolith Appears in California
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Another mysterious Space Odyssey-style monolith has appeared in the U.S. seemingly out of thin air. Perched atop Pine Mountain in Atascadero, CA, the new structure was first spotted yesterday (December 2).

Standing 10 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds, the latest unexplained installation has not been dug into the ground, unlike its global counterparts. According to Atascadero News, the new structure "could be knocked over with a firm push."

"The object was welded together at each corner, with rivets attaching the side panels to a likely steel frame inside," the publication reports. "The top of the monument did not show any weld marks, and it appears to be hollow at the top, and possibly bottom."

This structure marks the third of its kind after two otherworldly monoliths — one in Utah and another in Romania — mysteriously appeared and disappeared over the span of the last few weeks. 

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for any of the Stanley Kubrick-inspired structures, though we do know the one in Utah was definitely not taken by aliens

See some snaps of the California monolith below.