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Mob destroys monolith over 'Illuminati' fears

Posted on Thursday, 18 February, 2021 | Comment icon 13 comments

The monolith (see video below) is like those that appeared last year. Image Credit: Facebook / Ronelle Volk
A metallic monolith that appeared in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been torched by a mob.
The mysterious 12ft metal structure, which appeared on a roundabout in the capital city of Kinshasa at the weekend, immediately drew both concern and intrigue, with some locals turning out to take selfies and others expressing concerns over who or what had put it there.

So great was the paranoia surrounding the structure that by Wednesday a large mob had descended on the area. Armed with torches, they lit the monument on fire and started tearing it apart.

Some believed that the structure, which turned out to be comprised of an interior frame covered with thin metal sheets, had been placed there by a secret cabal or organization.

Some were even concerned that satanic worshippers or extraterrestrial visitors were responsible.
"We woke up and saw this metallic triangle," local resident Serge Ifulu told Reuters. "We were surprised because it is a triangle that we often see in documentaries about freemasons or illuminati."

Mayor Babylon Gaibene has since sent some of the material away to be scientifically analyzed.

It is currently unclear if the mysterious structure is connected to the 2020 phenomenon that saw dozens of mysterious monoliths appear at random places around the world.

At the time, art collective 'The Most Famous Artist' claimed responsibility for two monoliths in the United States and began selling replicas on its website for $45,000 a piece.

Others also appeared in Spain, Germany, Colombia, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Source: BBC News | Comments (13)

Tags: Monolith

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Nuclear Wessel on 18 February, 2021, 20:41
Jesus, people can be stupid.
Comment icon #5 Posted by XenoFish on 18 February, 2021, 21:10
Drat, our plan for world domination thwarted yet again.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Nnicolette on 18 February, 2021, 23:04
How do you even light a metal monolith on fire?
Comment icon #7 Posted by and then on 18 February, 2021, 23:15
I was wondering about that myself.
Comment icon #8 Posted by DreadLordAvatar on 19 February, 2021, 3:50
Some countries will never evolve.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hyperionxvii on 19 February, 2021, 3:54
It's official. Public education has now made people so stupid that they've reverted back to a more primitive species. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by ted hughes on 21 February, 2021, 6:30
That made me laugh out loud! Imagine how the locals would react if someone told them a great silver bird had been sent to Mars.
Comment icon #11 Posted by ted hughes on 21 February, 2021, 6:32
Not so stupid then, are they? Though I got close with a BBQ once.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Hammerclaw on 21 February, 2021, 13:12
Illuminati? Sounds like a new smartphone.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Abramelin on 22 February, 2021, 18:53
Yeah, the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are stupid... Now, start reading certain threads on this site, and see how 'evolved' the ones starting those threads are. And they are not from the DRC.      

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