The gawking fascination with the Utah obelisk taps into larger, fundamental behavioral problems that are holdovers from colonizing the frontier.
The statues have so far appeared in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Colombia, California, Las Vegas, New Mexico, and the Isle Of Wight.
Also, Reddit sleuths have created a new theory connecting the steel sculptures in Romania and Utah.
The monolith has since been replaced with a new abstract sculpture, creating the shape of an arrow to mark the sculpture’s former location.
Visitors have already started to show up at the site of the unusual, reflective monolith in the remote canyons of Utah.
Myriad theories about the sculpture emerged on the internet, ranging from a secret project by Richard Serra to an alien invasion.