Nobody knows where this giant penis statue in Germany came from, but now it has mysteriously disappeared.
It's been weeks of mysterious statues appearing and vanishing. Remember the Utah Monolith that disappeared without a trace?
While similar monoliths appeared in different parts of the world, Germany reigned supreme with a two-meter wooden statue that very much resembled a penis.
The phallic statue appeared without explanation in the Bavarian town of Kempten a few years ago. Now, it has vanished similarly as the monoliths, leaving behind only a small pile of sawdust.
As per local reports, a family left the statue on the mountain after they received it from an anonymous person as a birthday prank for their son.
Ownership of the sculpture, however, remains unknown to this day.
The giant sculpture weighed somewhere around 400 pounds.
It gained notoriety among hikers who would pose by the phallus as they gazed out at the beautiful views.
Although the penis statue had only been around for a few years, it won the hearts of locals and tourists, even earning its own Google Maps listing as a 'cultural monument.'
In addition, one brewery, Bernadibräu, situated on the way to Grünten Mountain, took advantage of the stature's obscene popularity. They crafted a special brew in its honor.
Dubbed the 'Grünten-Zipferl,' the special brew is described as a 'tangy, natural red beer.'
And no matter how or why the penis statue arrived at the mountain, locals seem sad it has disappeared.
The mayor of the nearby town Rettenberg, described the missing phallus case as a 'great pity' since they had lost an unusual attraction.
Police from the neighboring town of Kempten is investigating its disappearance. However, it's unclear whether there was a crime to begin with.
How do you 'steal' something that didn't really belong to anyone?
"We don't know whether it is a criminal offense or not."
"[We are investigating] every possible clue. But so far, there are none."
However, there is one oddity that sticks out.
Someone had knocked down the statue a few weeks before its disappearance. Was that a separate incident or a precursor to a penis heist?
Well, it's quite a coincidence, but no one knows for sure. And police haven't implied any connections between the two incidents also.
In the meantime, hikers and tourists will just have to make do with the natural scenery at the mountain instead.