A large monolith in the Utah desert disappeared this weekend as mysteriously as it was found last week, and it's caused a lot of unrest and theories as to what its origins are and where it went.
To make matters even weirder, another monolith was recently found in Romania, much like the one that was in Utah (though with slightly different markings).
monoliths found in 1 month
Some people speculated that it was the same monolith.
So the #Monolith first appeared in #Utah and then disappeared yesterday. Then seemingly instantly appeared on the o… https://t.co/fczbd2syB4— David Vox Mullen (@David Vox Mullen) 1606730853.0
It's clearly not, though — the markings on the Romania monolith are different, plus it was found on November 26 (and the Utah monolith didn't disappear until November 27).
There are other "theories" on what could've happened.
tired: the mysterious monolith in Utah was taken back by its alien creators wired: the mysterious monolith in Utah… https://t.co/R96pX6e3pm— Grace Segers (@Grace Segers) 1606669146.0
Perhaps the monolith itself decided that it needed to go elsewhere?
Maybe it's just a huge Juul.
I see other people have pointed out that the monolith in Utah looks like a juul— dasha (@dasha) 1606667884.0
And also Blink 182's Tom Delonge claims to be the stealer of the monolith.
I took the monolith.— Tom DeLonge (@Tom DeLonge) 1606667730.0
And he's not the only singer claiming ownership of the monolith: Darren Hayes of Savage Garden is ALSO claiming it.
Another rare event also suddenly occurred in the US, around the same time that the monolith disappeared: It was announced that the McRib was suddenly going to become available again at McDonald's...this week.
got 10,000 McRib sandwiches in my office rn— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonald’s⁷) 1606672725.0
This is the first time in eight years that the sandwich has been sold...however, it was announced back in October, which was BEFORE any monolith news.
good morning to everyone who asked how i was doing last week and to everyone else...McRib is back 12.2— McDonald’s⁷ (@McDonald’s⁷) 1604062042.0
Though let's face it, festive theories aside, there's a pretty big chance it was just taken by a souvenir hunter.
Goodbye Monolith. You were one of the best things about 2020. Let’s hope you dematerialized, rather than ending up… https://t.co/hsmoqmAF2P— Hari Kunzru (@Hari Kunzru) 1606636353.0
The official statement from Utah's Bureau of Land Management is firm but vague.
We may never know the truth of this metallic mystery.
In a year defined by a global pandemic, it's almost poetic that in the very last months, we'd ALSO get both a mysterious metallic monolith AND the McRib.
The McRib coming back for the last month of 2020 is a perfect cap for this hell— The Reverend Jon Kitna (@The Reverend Jon Kitna) 1606760553.0
And with that, everything continues to not make sense. Thanks, 2020!