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This silver monolith was discovered and then torched

People in Congo torched a silver monolith that was discovered in recent days

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Mysterious monoliths showed up in Utah.

Mysterious monoliths continue to appear weeks and months after the first one showed up in Utah. People in Democratic Republic of Congo torched a silver monolith that was discovered in recent days.

Illustration by Rachel Gartz, Deseret News

Another mysterious monolith was recently discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And on Wednesday, people within the country torched it, Reuters reports.

What happened

The mysterious silver monolith appeared in Kinshasa’s Bandal neighborhood last weekend, per Reuters.

  • “We woke up and saw this metallic triangle,” Serge Ifulu, a local resident, told Reuters. “We were surprised.”

A crowd gathered at the monolith on Wednesday to take some pictures and talk about the monolith’s origins, according to BBC News.

  • Then, residents began to destroy the monolith by beating it with sticks and lighting it on fire.

The bigger picture

The new monolith comes as similar structures have been discovered throughout the world. Back in November 2020, researchers found one in the Utah desert, which kickstarted the entire discovery trend, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

More monoliths were later discovered in Romania, California and Turkey, among other locations.