Mysterious monolith appears on Isle of Wight beach

The Isle of Wight has become the latest place to have been paid a visit by a mysterious monolith.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 8:50 am
Updated Monday, 7th December 2020, 12:06 pm

According to reports the mirrored object was discovered on Compton Beach on the island by a dog walker.

The monolith had previously appeared and then disappeared in sites around the globe, including in the desert in Utah, in Romania and then in California.

Now the Isle of Wight has become the latest place to be visited by the mysterious object.

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Handout photo issued by Lee Peckham showing a monolith on Compton Beach, on the Isle of Wight. Picture: Lee Peckham/PA Wire

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Tom Dunford, who discovered the monolith, told Sky News: ‘We want down the steps and to the right about 100 yards in front of us we saw this big reflection of the sun.

‘I knew about all the monolith stories recently, so I recognised it straight away.’

The monolith has been baffling on-lookers since it was first spotted in Utah in mid-November.

Handout photo dated 15/11/20 issued by Utah Department of Public Safety of a mysterious metal monolith that has been found planted in the ground in a remote part of the United States. Picture: PA Wire/ Utah Department of Public Safety

It then disappeared on the evening of November 27, with the Utah Bureau of Land Management saying it had been removed by ‘a person or group’.

The object bears a striking resemblance to the structure which appears in Stanley Kubrick’s classic science-fiction film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

Witnesses to the monolith in Utah described it as being around 10 to 12 feet in height.

Helicopter pilot Bret Hutchings, who was among the party that discovered it, described it as ‘about the strangest thing that I’ve come across out there in all my years of flying’.

He told local news channel KSL TV his best guess was that it had been put there by a ‘new wave artist’ or a fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

What do you think the monolith is?

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