The origin of a series of monoliths that have surfaced in various locations around the world appears to have been revealed when a group of stunt performers claimed responsibility for them.
The Most famous artist has taken to Instagram for the past few days to post photos of the monoliths stating they are on sale for $ 45,000 (£ 35,500).
The monolithic frenzy first started on Nov. 18 when one was spotted in a desert in Utah, USA, by government officials helping count sheep from a helicopter.
It mysteriously disappeared less than 10 days later, feeding speculation aliens were behind the removal, but it was later revealed that it was none more exciting than a group of locals. who apparently thought it polluted their land.
Another structure identical to the one in Utah appeared on a hill in Romania in the town of Piatra Neamt in northeastern Neamt County on Nov. 26 – before that too disappeared a few days later.
While a third Monday was observed by hikers in Atascadero, California.
The mystery of the sculptures has been circulating the internet for the past two weeks as sci-fi enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists claimed they were sent by aliens.
But The Most Famous Artist, a group based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, now seems to have rejected that idea, as it posted three different photos of the monoliths, including the Utah and California monoliths and one in transit on a dolly at a warehouse. .
When followers asked, “Is it you?” The group replied repeatedly, “If you mean by us, yes.”
When asked why the Romanian was not posted on their page, the group’s founder told Mashable that he only had three places for photos on his site.
The founder, known as Matty Mo, said he could not say much about the installations because of “legality of origin”.
But he continued: “I can say that we are known for stunts like this and right now we offer authentic artifacts through monoliths-as-a-service.
“I can’t release additional images at this time, but I can promise more in the coming days and weeks.”
When asked his reason for performing the stunt, Matty Mo said, “What better way to end this twisted-up year than to make the world think for a moment that aliens made contact to be disappointed that it was just is the most famous artist performing tricks again?
And photos that would show photographer Ross Bernards’s decommissioning of the Utah installation and posted to Instagram on Monday seem to bolster the theory that it is indeed a human creation rather than an alien.
In fact, the photos reveal that the structure of the monolith was nothing particularly strange, as it appeared to be made of metal plates riveted to a hollow wooden scaffold.