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Mysterious monolith appears in Fort Pierce, Florida

Mysterious monolith appears in Fort Pierce on Dec. 17, 2020. (Nigel Ledford)

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (WPEC) — A mysterious monolith, similar to the one that showed up in Utah earlier this year, popped up in Fort Pierce.

"I got to work yesterday and was unlocking all of the doors when I noticed something in the back that wasn’t there when I left the night before," said Chelsea Luper, who is one of the first to spot the so-called Fort Pierce Monolith. "It’s about 10 feet tall. It’s some sort of metal."

Right now it's off N. 2nd Street, between Avenue D and A.E. Backus Avenue.

Natasha told CBS12 News reporter Denise Sawyer she just had to see it up close, and that it moved her to tears.

"I’d like to think it’s aliens but you know I also know that there are some tricksters out there," said Luper. "So who’s to say?"

A monolith first appeared in the middle of the Utah desert about a month ago. State workers counting Big Horn sheep first discovered it.

See also: Group said it removed monolith from Utah desert to protect public lands

The monolith mysteriously disappeared in the middle of the night a few weeks later. One of the people behind its removal, Sylvan Christensen, explained why on Instagram.

"The mystery was the infatuation and we want to use this time to unite people behind the real issues here-we are losing our public lands-things like this don't help," said Christensen.

The monolith on the Treasure Coast even has its own Facebook page.