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OK, so today I cycled into the Marin Headlands to find out what this is:
It's been bugging my friend Josh for some time. You see, he can see this thing from his home in Mill Valley. It's a great white obelisk on a 1000' hill top. It stands inside a circle of 'mailboxes' and makes a humming noise. I took lots of photos of it, and I now know what it is. So just to be cruel, I emailed him this photo of the thing without explanation. Now it seems even more mysterious to him.
Tomorrow I'll post the explanation.