Intrigue as ANOTHER metal monolith appears at Sheffield beauty spot
The discovery of a metal monolith that has suddenly appeared at a Sheffield beauty spot – the third to be found in the city this year – has sparked intrigue.
Jonathan Skull stumbled across the bewildering metal structure as he took a new route through Lady Canning’s Plantation, off Sheephill Road in Ringinglow, and was among a number of walkers who appeared surprised to find it there.
This comes after the first one to appear in the city was discovered in Parkwood Springs on New Year’s Day, and then a second was found in the Rivelin Valley at the beginning of last month.
Jonathan, of Ecclesall, estimated that the reflective, long pillar was around seven feet tall, and one foot wide.
"It was very intriguing to come across that at Lady Canning’s,” said the 55-year-old, adding: “We had walked past the spot about a week before and I'm sure that it was not there then.”
Sheffield joins locations around the world where monoliths have suddenly appeared without explanation such as Utah in America, where the first monolith was found, as well as Australia, Romania and Belguim.
They have also been found closer to home in the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury Tor.
The monolith is still believed to be in place at Lady Canning’s, but Jonathan first noticed it on Sunday, February 28 – leading him to notice a pattern.
“They do seem to be appearing around the beginning of the month, with Parkwood Springs on New Year’s Day, and Rivelin Valley on February 1,” he said.