Who built Georgia Guidestones? 'Satanic' stones dubbed 'America’s Stonehenge' mysteriously destroyed
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said an explosion damaged a controversial Georgia landmark, the Georgia Guidestones on Wednesday, July 6, which was previously dubbed “America’s Stonehenge" by some conservative Christians. They have now called for its demolition. The GBI reported that just before dawn Wednesday, July 6, someone detonated an explosive device and damaged the Georgia Guidestones. Erected in 1980, the massive granite monument is 7 miles north of Elberton, Georgia, near the South Carolina state line.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a Facebook post that as per the preliminary information, unknown individuals detonated an explosive device at around 4:00 am on Wednesday, July 6. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded to the scene found that the explosion destroyed "a large portion of the structure," the GBI reported. They further said that the "investigation is active and ongoing". GBI released a surveillance video from the morning of the July 6 explosion that destroyed the Georgia Guidestones. The videos show the explosion and a car leaving the scene shortly after the explosion. "No one was injured. For safety reasons, the structure has been completely demolished", GBI reported.
(1/3) The GBI is releasing surveillance video from this morning’s explosion that destroyed the Georgia Guidestones. pic.twitter.com/Vo3RyjDxdN— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) July 6, 2022
(2/3) The videos show the explosion and a car leaving the scene shortly after the explosion. No one was injured. pic.twitter.com/8YNmEML9fW— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) July 6, 2022
(3/3) For safety reasons, the structure has been completely demolished. pic.twitter.com/hrpqN2Sphr— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) July 6, 2022
Elberton Granite Association executive vice president Chris Kubas told The Washington Post that the monument was "significantly damaged". Pictures and drone footage show one of the four stone panels in rubble on the ground. The Georgia monument received renewed attention and a lengthy shoutout during Georgia’s May 24 gubernatorial primary when Republican candidate Kandiss Taylor claimed the Guidestones are "satanic" and promised to demolish the stones when running for governor. "I am the ONLY candidate willing to stand up to the Satanic Cabal. Time is running out to support my fight. The Georgia Guidestones MUST be demolished", she wrote.
I am the ONLY candidate willing to stand up to the Satanic Cabal. Time is running out to support my fight.— Kandiss Taylor (@KandissTaylor) May 12, 2022
The Georgia Guidestones MUST be demolished: https://t.co/yO9kVEdAXf pic.twitter.com/UpsH1157bN
"God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do. That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones", Taylor tweeted after news of the alleged explosion broke. As of Wednesday afternoon, investigators had not connected Taylor to the criminal investigation of the monument's destruction.
God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do. That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones.— Kandiss Taylor (@KandissTaylor) July 6, 2022
Who built the Georgia Guidestones?
The enigmatic roadside attraction was built in 1980 from local granite, commissioned by an unknown person or group under the pseudonym RC. Christian. It's sometimes referred to as "America's Stonehenge" for its unknown origins and size.
“That’s given the guidestones a sort of shroud of mystery around them, because the identity and intent of the individuals who commissioned them is unknown,” said Katie McCarthy, who researches conspiracy theories for the Anti-Defamation League. “And so that has helped over the years to fuel a lot of speculation and conspiracy theories about the guidestones’ true intent.” The monument had previously been vandalized, including when it was spray-painted in 2008 and 2014, McCarthy said. “We’ve seen this with QAnon and multiple other conspiracy theories, that these ideas can lead somebody to try to take action in furtherance of these beliefs,” McCarthy said. “They can attempt to try and target the people and institutions that are at the center of these false beliefs.”
The monument is 19 feet high and each stone block weighs about 42,000 pounds. It serves as a calendar and is inscribed with a 10-part message in eight different languages. They're a celestial calendar. The messages are "guidelines" to humanity, that people have suggested are a "cult message."
The English portion of the inscription reads:
"Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
Unite humanity with a living new language. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court. Avoid petty laws and useless officials. Balance personal rights with social duties. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite. Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature."