January 16, 2021

Blink-and-miss monoliths in US, Romania spark meme-fest on Twitter

What began as jokes surrounding alien involvement, slowly progressed to memes with people photoshopping various items in place of the metal monolith or editing the metallic structure to join the bandwagon.

The mystery behind the blink-and-miss shiny metallic monoliths, which were spotted first in the US and then in Romania, has triggered frenzied chatter while spawning a rail of conspiracy theories on social media.

Carrying on from the social media intrigue, the unexplained landmarks have also sparked a hilarious meme-fest online that has got not only brands but even cops involved.

An appearance of a metallic structure in Utah desert in late November left the world flummoxed, even drawing comparisons with Stan Kubrick’s sci-fi classic ‘2001: A Space Age Odyssey’.

However, more than its unexplained appearance, it was its disappearance that got everyone talking and even led to wild theories linking it to aliens.

Even before the world could make any sense of the mysterious monolith in the sands of Utah, a similar looking metallic column was spotted in Romania’s mountainous Neamt county, leading to speculation that the two could be related.

What began as jokes surrounding alien involvement, slowly progressed to memes with people photoshopping various items in place of the metal monolith or editing the metallic structure to join the bandwagon.

From global brands such as McDonalds and Amazon to the meme-loving Nagpur Police, all have been using the mysterious monoliths and their popularity to engage in some fun on Twitter.

While some believe it’s art, some say it’s prank, no one has yet come forward to claim responsibility for the monoliths in Utah and Romania.