MYSTERY WIRE — The mystery of the monoliths appearing around the world is here to stay, at least for a while. To preserve the strange history of the monoliths someone has aggregated all of the details of each monolith into an easy to read Google document.

In the beginning (11/18/2020), there was the Utah Monolith.

By now you should have heard about this one that was found in an extremely rural part of Utah near Moab. The Utah Monolith, as it became known, captivated media and thrill-seekers for days.

That was until the next one popped up in Romania (11/27/2020). And as quickly as people’s attention changed to Romania it was whiplashed back to California. 

The California monolith (12/2/2020) succumbed to the same fate as the Utah and Romania monolith. All of them were torn down and removed. In California the people who destroyed it also recorded themselves and shared it on social media.

But did you know that by December 11, 2020 the California monolith was only the third of 23 documented monoliths being found.

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And while some of them are clear gimmicks, like the oldest surviving monolith erected in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, some of them are still mysteries.

The chart and classifications below show where the monolith was found, when it was found, and in some cases when it was removed comes directly from

  1. S-Class: Significant monoliths, well made, with zero explanations of appearnace.
  2. P-Class: Possibly significant monoliths, well made, but with little information or some evidence that suggests a knockoff/generally less mystery than an S-Class monolith.
  3. Q-Class: Questionable monoliths, not confirmed to be knockoffs but likely considering the origin or appearance of the monolith.
  4. K-Class: Knockoff monoliths, with little mystery surrounding them.  
MonolithClassDate DiscoveredDate Removed
UtahSNovember 18thNovember 27th
RomanianSNovember 27thDecember 1st
Pine MountainQDecember 2ndDecember 3rd
PittsburghKDecember 3rdDecember 5th
Fremont StreetQDecember 4th
Joshua TreePDecember 4th
TexasKDecember 4th
West JordanKDecember 4th
RussianKDecember 4th
Colorado SpaceportKDecember 4th
ColombiaQDecember 5th
Pine Mountain #2KDecember 5th
Los PadresPDecember 5th
NetherlandsQDecember 6th
Isle of WightSDecember 6th
Santa ClaritaPDecember 6thDecember 7th
AlbuquerquePDecember 6thDecember 7th
CanadianQDecember 6thDecember 7th
BoulderQDecember 6th
GermanQDecember 7th
SpanishQDecember 7th
El PasoPDecember 7thDecember 8th
BelgianQDecember 8th