After the US and Romania, a mysterious silver monolith has appeared in the Kiekenberg Nature Park, near Oudehorne (Heerenveen)
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the Omrop Fryslân, the angular silver pillar was first seen by walkers on Sunday morning- and there are no foot prints or tyre marks to be seen anywhere near it.
As opposed to the monoliths that appeared in a remote corner of Utah in the US, and atop Mount Ceahlau in Romania the Frisian monolith is not shiny. “It was a big, metal thing, and stood stuck into the ground. I went over to look closer, but there was nothing around the monolith. It’s like it was planted from above; it certainly had to be placed by more than one person”, says Thijs de Jong, who was one of the first people to see the object.
The Omrop suggests that the monolith is a practical joke or stunt being pulled by an ‘oudejaarsvereniging’: a group that is usually tied to a village or town and pulls off stunts during the last few months of the year. Previous stunts have included replacing a giant metal bicycle sculpture outside of the Omnium in Appeldoorn with a kid’s bike; and a group stealing the ‘prettiest village in the Netherlands’ award board from the village of Niekerk in Groningen (relocating it to the less-pretty village or Kornhorn).
De Jong, on the other hand, thinks that the Frisian monolith is likely to be the work of artists: “here in Oudehorne, we don’t have a group that does things like this. I think that it is the work of an artists collective. I have heard that the object had already disappeared by yesterday evening.”