Google Maps users spot mystery monolith deep in the Mexican desert leaving viewers spooked

GOOGLE Maps users have spotted a mystery monolith deep in the Mexican desert.

Viewers who stumbled across the colossal narrow obelisk have been left spooked and confused.

Reddit user Reverse_Baptism was first to point it out, posting a screenshot of the monument to a subreddit called “Google Maps Oddities”.

He wrote: "Found this strange monument in the middle of the Mexican desert.

"It isn't marked on Google Maps and I was only able to locate it using this one street view photo.

"It's miles from anything and I have no clue what it's for, a cursory search of Google didn't bring anything up and I can't find any other photos."

Now other social media users have been piling in to give their two cents – with some saying it bares a resemblance to the Washington Monument.

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One user said: "Weird. Maybe someone's family died there and they put up the monument in memorial."

Another said: "It's like the Washington monument but c**p. The Washington moment."

A third added: "That’s like that strange metallic sculpture they found out in the desert in Arizona or wherever last year.

"When it became national news, the sculpture vanished."

Tom Dunford, another Isle of Wight Resident, told Sky News the structure was 10ft tall and “really reflective”. 

He said he thought the monolith was “someone playing a practical joke”, but had caused quite a stir among locals who flocked to the beach to take a look.

It came after similar mysterious pillars were spotted in Utah and California in the US.

Locals spotted the latest eerie monolith in San Luis Obispo County on top of Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California.

Two weeks before, wildlife officials found a similar strange structure in Red Rock Desert, Utah – though it has now been removed. 

Shortly after, an identical monolith found on a Romanian hillside mysteriously vanished. 

The 13ft "alien" monolith was spotted on Batca Doamnei Hill in the city of Piatra Neamt on November 26 – but soon disappeared.

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