A new monolith has appeared at the base of a cliff on the Isle of Wight.
Residents were baffled as the shiny metal pillar seemingly appeared out of nowhere at the base of a cliff on Compton Beach.
Ami Blackburn, 31, went to investigate and take her own photos with her son and boyfriend after seeing pictures on social media but reading rumours they may have been photoshopped.
This particular monolith appears shorter than the others that have been showing up in locations around the world. While the monoliths in Utah, Romania and California stood 12-foot tall, the Isle of Wight monolith is reportedly just 8-foot high.
Several photos show this latest monolith buried in the sand of the beach and gleaming in the sunlight.
Locals were quick to question whether images of the monolith posted on social media had been ‘photoshopped’ or if it was ‘just a late April Fool’s joke’.
But Isle of Wight photographer Alice Williams insisted it was real, sharing snaps of the eight-foot-tall structure at sunset in a local Facebook group.
All this monolith madness was started when a shiny pillar was first spotted on November 18 by Utah Department of Public Safety workers surveying bighorn sheep by helicopter.
Swaths of curious tourists and explorers flocked to the structure and posed for photos with the enigma, with rumours circulating it could be a message from alien life because of the similarity to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
It was followed by a second monolith appearing in Romania and then a third in California.