They say art can be very subjective and that’s certainly been the case for a mysterious structure that has appeared in a Blackburn car park.
The “magical” monolith was found on a car park by Andrew Smith who is the operations manager at The Mall.
He discovered the strange object when he arrived to open up on Tuesday and said he would be “leaving it well alone” to see what would happen next.
And with more than 200 LancsLive readers getting in touch about it – it’s fair to say you’ve not been shy about sharing your thoughts on the pillar.
From comparing it to a B&Q cupboard and a mirror from B&M to fears of an “alien invasion” – the mysterious object has certainly got people talking.
Here’s what LancsLive readers thought about the odd pillar…
Lisa Wright said: “Someone has robbed a house of mirrors and shipped them off to different places!!”
Tony Lynas wrote: “Isn’t that just a B&Q cupboard door with a mirror on?”
Tommie Richards added: “Doesn’t even remotely look like the monoliths that have been appearing. Just some B&M free standing mirrors strapped together.”
While others suggested that it wasn’t an art installation at all and it was simply just someone fly-tipping rubbish.
John Cunliffe wrote: “I’d say that’s fly tip get on to council to remove it !!!!”
Robert Gunn added: “Someone’s just dumped a mirror mate”
Scott William said: “That’s deffo a shop dumping an old mirror or it didn’t fit in the potential owners car”
It’s still a mystery over why it appeared or who put it there – but some people have joked it could perhaps be down to an alien invasion.
Tomi Sumner said: “So aliens with multi dimensional travel and light speed propulsion are now fly tipping in Blackburn for feck sake they will be traveling over here to nick cows next.”
Richard Regan-Hollis said: “And to top off 2020, Alien Invasion”
The pillar comes after the sudden the appearance and disappearance of monoliths in Utah, California, Romania and the Isle of Wight.
Andrew, who discovered the one in Blackburn, said: “I was just minding my own business driving into work and parking up when I spotted it in the distance.
“I came to standstill in my car and just stared at it. I had heard that there had been sightings across the world and just dismissed it is as a hoax, but now we have one here, its inexplicable.
“We are leaving it well alone and only time will tell if it disappears like the one in Utah.”
An anonymous collective called The Most Famous Artist has taken credit for the monoliths in Utah and California.
It posted an image of the Utah monolith on Instagram, with a 45,000 US dollar (£34,000) price tag.
However, when asked about the Isle of Wight structure found this week it said: “The monolith is out of my control at this point. Godspeed to all the aliens working hard around the globe to propagate the myth.”
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