A designer named Tom Dunford has claimed responsibility for a monolith that he erected on a British beach in the United Kingdom (UK).
Dunford told the BBC that in homage to other monoliths that have sprung up around the world, he erected a monolith on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England.
The pillar sparked world headlines, similar to those in the US and Romania to which Dunford - who lives on the island - said he did it purely for fun, reports the BBC.
Since its discovery on Sunday, the gleaming structure on Compton Beach has been drawing an influx of tourists.
On social media, the reflective structure sparked a stir over who put it there and why.
Tom Dunford, 29, from Fishbourne, told BBC Radio Solent: "If the aliens were to come down I think they'd go for the safest place which is the Isle of Wight in tier 1 [Covid restrictions].
"I was convinced it would be stolen in the first couple of hours."
Dunford, who works for a design company, said: "When I saw the first one pop up [in Utah] I thought it was brilliant, the second one popped up and I had a text from a friend which said 'you're the man that can do this on the island'.
"I'm absolutely fascinated in futuristic design, science and space. The actual idea sparked when I was walking back to the office and we had an old sheet of mirrored perspex."
Dunford said he told a few trusted friends and relatives about his plan before he drove down to the beach at 04:00 GMT on Sunday to install it.
"I'm one of these guys, once I get a creative streak I have to just go for it," he added.
But he admitted he did not expect it to get the reaction it did.
"I'm going to leave it and let people take photos and go and collect it in a couple of days," he said.
The beach is being closely monitored to avoid a deluge of crowds, the National Trust has said.
The trust, which is responsible for the site, said rangers would "ensure the beach remains safe and does not become overcrowded".
A metal monolith appeared briefly in the Utah desert late last month. It created wild speculation on social media and apparent copycats with two others found in southern California and Romania days later.
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.
In 2001: A Space Odyssey - the 1968 film directed by Stanley Kubrick - imposing black monoliths created by an unseen alien species appear in the movie, based on the writings of novelist Arthur C Clarke