THE monolith on the Laverstock Downs has been ripped from the ground and was dragged to the bottom of the hill, before being returned by runners this morning.

But the runners were unable to return the monolith to it's original position, as the spike was too bent out of shape to go back in the ground. 

The monolith appeared on the Downs in the early hours of New Years' Day.

It is the latest in a number that have been appearing at locations around the world - including in the desert of Utah in the United States. 

Melenie Murphy spotted the monolith had been uprooted while on a run with friends just before 9am this morning, and along with some other runners and dog walkers, tried to put it back. 
Salisbury Journal:

Damaged caused meant it could not be put back upright in its original position.