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A monolith has been spotted on the Isle of Wight, just days after similar structures were found in the US and Romania.
Locals on the island were dumbfounded when they stumbled across the mysterious sight on Compton Beach.
Tom Dunford was out walking his dog with his fiancée and his sister when he came across the object on Sunday (6 December) morning.
Speaking to Sky News, the 29-year-old said he recognised it following recent sightings in other countries.
He said: "We went down the steps and to the right about 100 yards in front us we saw this big reflection of the sun.
"I knew about all the monolith stories recently, so I recognised it straight away."
After seeing photos of the structure on social media, Ami Blackburn went down with her partner and her son to have a look for herself.
The 31-year-old healthcare assistant said: "I thought I was very bizarre when I first saw it and immediately researched the ones found in Utah, California and Romania.
"We moved some of the sand from around the bottom and it's partly buried but we felt underneath and it was made of wood with mirrors stuck to the side.
"I'd love the idea of it being delivered by aliens but it's more than likely an unusual art project. But can 2020 get any weirder?"
So far no one knows where it has come from or why it is there - or how whoever installed it managed to carry the heavy object to the beach, which is only accessible by footpath.
And it comes days after similar objects were found in other countries - including one sighting of a monolith in the sky.
Jeff Jacobs was driving home from work in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Monday when he decided to pull over and snap some sunset pics for his wife Rena.
But the 56-year-old couldn't believe what then appeared before his eyes.
He said: "All of a sudden this rectangle showed up. It was only in the sky for a couple of seconds. It wasn't there, then it was, and as quickly as it appeared, it was gone again. That quick!
"I just thought 'What the hell is that?'. I'm just a north Idaho boy and we don't see things like that.
"A couple of people have suggested it could be the monolith from Utah and it is that type of shape. Utah isn't that far away from Idaho in the grand scheme of the world, the two states are connected."
And thousands of miles away, near the Petrodava Dacian Fortress in Romania, another monolith was found.
The fortress is the oldest historical monument in Piatra Neamt, and the shiny monolith has appeared just metres away, with one side facing Mount Ceahlau, known locally as the Holy Mountain.
The original monolith found in Utah mysteriously disappeared, but hopefully the most recent one on the Isle of Wight will stick around long enough for us to find some answers.
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