Another “alien” monolith pops up, this time in the Nevada desert

A mysterious monolith has appeared near Las Vegas, in the Nevada desert, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) shared. The artifact sparked discussion about who’s behind it: pranksters, artists, or perhaps other Galactic civilizations.

Over the weekend, search and rescue workers discovered the mysterious object near Gass Peak, north of the valley at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

“We see a lot of weird things when people go hiking, like not being prepared for the weather and not bringing enough water, but check this out!” the LVMPD posted on X and Facebook. HOW did it get up there??

This is not the first time a strange monolith has appeared. In late 2020, a 10-foot silver monolith was discovered in the Utah desert. According to CBS News, a team of public safety officers had no idea who put it there.

Another mysterious object appeared on a hilltop in Powys, Wales, and was discovered by local resident Craig Muir. And there have been even more sightings of strange artifacts in different parts of the world.

The artifacts somewhat resemble alien monoliths from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Others reference them to a popular 70s TV series, Land of the Lost.

The new monolith sparked a wave of posts joking about aliens, the Galactic Federation, or the Space Force. Due to their frequent appearances, some social media users joked that monoliths are on sale at Costco or Wayfair. While some were fascinated by the design, others noted that this particular monolith is not actually new and has “been there for years.”

“Anyone who lives on the west side sees this weekly,” one hiker commented on the police’s post.

Las Vegas police reminded visitors to stay safe while on the desert trails by telling others where they want to hike, researching the weather forecast, bringing plenty of water, food, a first aid kit, inclement weather gear, minimal overnight provisions, a light source, completely charged phone and consider personal locator beacon.

The monolith in Utah previously attracted hordes of tourists who flattened rare plants by driving vehicles in a remote area, according to Yahoo News. The US Fish and Wildlife Service expressed concerns that the Refuge in the Nevada desert could suffer similar damage.