Metallic monolith erected outdoors the Pittsburgh sweet retailer as a advertising ploy

  • A 10 foot tall metallic monolith appeared outside a candy store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thursday.
  • It was placed there by the candy store owner, who used it as a marketing tool, inspired by three similar-looking monoliths that have been popping and disappearing since mid-November.
  • “Hopefully it’s a reminder to help small, local businesses that have been hit so hard,” said the shopkeeper.
  • You can find more stories on the Insider homepage.

A fourth metallic monolith was created outside a candy store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

But unlike the other metallic structures that appeared and disappeared without explanation, the reason for this monolith to appear is quite pedestrian.

The candy store owner the monolith is placed outside made it a marketing ploy.

Christopher Beers, owner of Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, had a friend make the 10-foot monolith out of sheet metal over plywood.

“There is a mystery behind this,” Christopher Beers told Reuters. “Hopefully it will be a reminder to support small, local businesses that have been hit so hard [by the pandemic],” he added.

Beers was fascinated by the news of the mysterious “2001: Space Odyssey” – monoliths reminiscent of monoliths that have been appearing and disappearing in remote locations since mid-November.

Utah state officials came across the first monolith in the middle of the desert on November 18. On November 27, the day the Utah disappeared, a second monolith was found in the countryside in Romania. The youngest monolith appeared on a mountain in California on December 2nd, the day after the Romanian monolith also disappeared.

The Facebook page of Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop first posted news about its less mysterious monolith with a 30-minute video on Thursday 3rd December.

In a post on Friday, the shop said, “Come and see the monolith before it mysteriously disappears!”

“Isn’t it fun to talk about something besides the pandemic?” Beers asked Reuters.

Comments are closed.