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​California Monolith Destroyed And Replaced With Wooden Cross

​California Monolith Destroyed And Replaced With Wooden Cross

The monolith was found on Wednesday after appearing overnight on Pine Mountain

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

The California monolith that was found on top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero yesterday has already been destroyed - and replaced with a wooden cross.

Video footage shared on DLive by a user called CultureWarCriminal shows a group of men making their way to the monolith and tearing it down, as they chant 'Christ is king' and make offensive, racially-charged comments.

One man addresses the camera to say: "Christ is king in this country. We don't want illegal aliens from Mexico or outer space, so let's tear this bitch down."

Streaming their efforts for more than five hours, the group take a while to get the monolith to the ground, but after a lot of swaying back and forth, they eventually manage to topple it.

They then place a wooden cross near the site of the monolith, stopping to pose and take photos with the new statue.

According to Vice, a male voice in the full five-hour video can be heard saying: "It was a learning experience. Nobody got arrested... It was fine because it was funny."

The monolith was found on Wednesday after appearing overnight on Pine Mountain.

A local newspaper, the Atascadero News, said: "The three-sided obelisk appeared to be made of stainless steel, 10 feet tall and 18 inches wide. The object was welded together at each corner, with rivets attaching the side panels to a likely steel frame inside."

Its discovery follows the appearance of several other monoliths across the globe, which has sparked one of the weirdest mysteries of this year... And that's saying something.

Here's the Utah monolith.

Back on 18 November, a sheep-counting crew in Utah stumbled upon a monolith in the remote desert, with Reddit users later tracking it down on Google Earth - something that suggested it may have been there for some time.

A copycat was later discovered on a hillside in Romania, just metres away from a historic fortress.

The structure was found on 26 November on Batca Doamnei Hill - which is situated in the city of Piatra Neamt, in Romania's north-eastern Neamt County.

Around four metres high, the monolith was discovered close to the Petrodava Dacian Fortress, which is the oldest historical monument in Piatra Neamt, and is believed to have been destroyed by the Romans in the 2nd Century AD - although the remains can still be seen today in the form of parts of the city wall.

Since being discovered, the monoliths have been taken down or have reappeared at such a rate that, frankly, we've all lost track.

2020 really is the weirdest.

Featured Image Credit: DLive

Topics: News, US News