- “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.