A mysterious metal pillar similar to that found in a desert area in the USA and elsewhere has now also been discovered near the Canadian city of Toronto.
The apparently hollow, four-meter-high monolith appeared Thursday on the outskirts of Toronto, according to Canadian media. On Friday morning the previously shiny column was smeared with red paint.
Many residents wanted to take a look at the column on Thursday and Friday. Others worried that a mass rush of curious visitors could encourage the further spread of the coronavirus. The Canadian government had called on the population to stay at home.
Similar pillars were recently discovered in the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Winnipeg. Monoliths had previously appeared in Poland, Romania and the Netherlands. So far, no one has claimed to have erected the pillars.
The discovery of the first such monolith in the US state of Utah at the end of November led to wild and not always serious speculation on the Internet. Because the metal pillar was reminiscent of the monolith from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick, fans of science fiction films said that the metal pillar was the work of aliens. (AFP)