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Mysterious monolith appears in Netherlands. Does it offer more clues?

A fourth mysterious monolith appeared in the Netherlands. It might offer clues about the Utah monolith origins.

A metal structure sticks from the ground on the Batca Doamnei hill, outside Piatra Neamt, northern Romania, on Nov. 27, 2020. The structure, similar in shape and size to the monolith that was placed in the Utah desert, has since disappeared.
A metal structure sticks from the ground on the Batca Doamnei hill, outside Piatra Neamt, northern Romania, on Nov. 27, 2020. The structure, similar in shape and size to the monolith that was placed in the Utah desert, has since disappeared.
Robert Iosub, via Associated Press

Another mysterious monolith appeared in the Netherlands over the weekend, showing up near a nature reserve.

What happened

The Algemeen Dagblad newspaper reported that a new mysterious monolith showed up in a nature reserve outside of Oudehorne, a village in the province of Friesland.

  • No footprints were visible in the area. Experts remain unsure how it showed up there.

This one is different than the Utah monolith

The new monolith in the Netherlands is different than the Utah one. For example, the Netherlands monolith is not shiny. And it might have been there for some time since there had been ice formed around the structure, according to Newsweek.

What is it?

Hikers in the Netherlands suspect the monolith is a “New Year’s Eve stunt,” according to Friesland broadcaster Omrop Fryslan.

The monolith craze

This all began with the Utah monolith. The mysterious Utah monolith came almost out of nowhere when a team of biologists discovered it about two weeks ago, prompting a social media reaction from all over the world. Later, another mystery monolith appeared in Romania. Then, one showed up in California. A fourth one later showed up at the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom.