A THIRD mysterious metal monolith has appeared in the UK.
The weird metal structure, measuring 2.5 metres tall,showed up on top of a hill on Dartmoor.
The "surreal" sculpture was spotted on the top of the hill in the Devon National Park near the village of Throwleigh.
It appears to be the third of its kind found in the UK since Tuesday, with one on the Isle of Wight and another in Glastonbury.
The installations were first spotted in Utah in November and have since been popping up around the world.
The structure was spotted on Dartmoor by photographer Sarah Clarke, who captured an eerie shot of the monolith on Wednesday.
She shared her image on Twitter and had to reassure her followers that the image wasn't photoshopped.
She said: "So, a very exciting morning – it's a real thing!
"Anyone who knows me knows I just can't do Photoshop so, take it from me."
Mark Bullock, who went to look at the pillar on Wednesday, said its vantage point on the hill made it appear like "something was wrong with the sky".
He added: "It was a bit surreal."
Dartmoor National Park has since removed the monolith, saying the moorland is protected.
A spokesperson said: "We know people may think these types of things are an interesting talking point, but it must be remembered that Dartmoor is a protected landscape for its importance for wildlife, nature and archaeology."
The mystery began in Utah when mysterious pillars were spotted in desert and also in California earlier this month.
Locals spotted the latest eerie monolith in San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday morning on top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California.
Two weeks before, wildlife officials found a similar strange structure in Red Rock Desert, Utah – though it has now been removed.
Shortly after, an identical monolith found on a Romanian hillside mysteriously vanished.
The 13ft "alien" monolith was spotted on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt on November 26 – but has now disappeared.
According to Sky, an anonymous collective called ‘The Most Famous Artist’ has taken credit for the monoliths in Utah and California.
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