Mystery of the Georgia Guidestones
The ‘Georgia Guidestones’ was an enigmatic monument, shrouded in mystery. The exact origin of the stones themselves is unknown, as is their purpose and message.
The Georgia Guidestones was one of the most mysterious constructions in North America. A granite monument erected on a hilltop in Elbert County, Georgia, it displayed ten engraved decrees for a new kind of world philosophy. These commandments were written in eight different languages including English, Spanish, Classical Hebrew, Arabic, Swahili, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian.
The words “Let these be Guidestones to an Age of Reason” were etched on either side of the capstone in four ancient languages: Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphic.
From 1980 until 2022, this group of giant stone slabs existed in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. They stood 19 feet 3 inches high and were constructed from six granite slabs that combined to weigh 237,746 pounds. The building had been called the “American Stonehenge.”
These engraved “guides” are allegedly commandments that dictate how humans should live the rest of their lives if they wish to survive after an impending global catastrophe. For example, the first commandment instructs people to “stop” the overpopulation of our planet before it’s too late; others cover topics like religion, eugenics and language evolution.
An extra granite ledger had been placed level with the ground a few feet to the west of the monument. This tablet described the construction and the languages employed on the monument, as well as providing information about the size, weight, and astronomical aspects of the stones, the date it was erected, and the project’s sponsors.
The Georgia Guidestones have been the centre of controversy since they were erected. Many people have claimed that they were established by the secretive ‘New world Order’ society while others have claimed they are a satanic charter from the devil-worshipping Luciferian society. Some investigations claim they were set up by a secret group of white supremacists while even wilder theories attribute them to extra-terrestrials trying to help humanity.
Even politicians have had their own negative views and recently Kandis Taylor, a defeated Republican gubernatorial (governor) candidate in Georgia, promised to destroy the stones if elected.
According to the Smithsonian Institute, prominent conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has linked them to the Illuminati.
Recently blown up!
On the 6th of July 2022 an explosion rocked the monument completely destroying one of the slabs with the Hindi & Swahili text. Video of the explosion and footage showing a car leaving the site was captured by CCTV Cameras. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released video footage of the event.
Local authorities were then quick to use a mechanical digger to knock down what remained of the edifice without any pretence of attempted preservation in an alleged attempt to find a buried time capsule. The publicised reason for this action was visitor safety. However, video footage clearly shows the digger simply smashing what remained without any attempt to preserve the surviving slabs and their engravings.
Social media users were quick to raise their concerns:
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Elbert County Sheriff’s office are both looking into the event.
Missing Time Capsule
For decades people were under the impression that there was a time-capsule buried under either the monument or the ‘ledger stone’. After the explosion there were ‘requests’ to dig up the capsule. This would mean knocking down the remainder of the monument as it was apparently ‘unsafe’. Permission was immediately granted by Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The explorers claim that although the dug right through to the untouched subsoil and clay – no time capsule was found. Conspiracy theories have already suggested that the time capsule may have been found and then spirited away for safe keeping. Currently, there is no evidence that this occurred.
The Ten Rules for Mankind?
These were the ten ‘commandments’ written on the stones:
- 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.
Purpose of the Georgia Guidestones
Some have speculated that it was intended as a declaration of humanity’s impending doom, while others believe that it is a quasi-religious monument meant to guide future generations on how to live their lives in a post-apocalyptic world.
Who Erected the Georgia Guidestones?
The Georgia Guidestones, weighing 119 tonnes, were unveiled to a crowd of around 100 people on March 22, 1980. Because the stones resembled Stonehenge, one audience member, a local preacher, instantly declared his view that they were created for cult and devil worship and so the controversy began.
The identity of those behind the creation and erection of the Georgia Guidestones is shrouded in mystery. It’s not clear who they were or why they chose to erect their monument in this particular location. Some have speculated that the area where they were built has one of the largest granite deposits in the world and is therefore very geologically stable.
The story goes that the Guidestones were erected in 1980 by a man named R.C. Christian, who remains anonymous to this day. Robert C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and commissioned the project on behalf of a core group of true and loyal Americans. Christian claimed that the stones would serve as a compass, calendar, and clock, and that they should be able to survive “catastrophic occurrences.”
Apparently, they were built on land donated by local farmer James Moseley (who likely had no idea what it was for). The Guidestones were designed to last for 10,000 years and estimated to be able to withstand up to 1,000 years of exposure without changing shape or colour. Sadly, due to the interference of the very people they were hoping to advise, the stones have now been destroyed within just 42 years.
The only people who know the true story are those who erected the Georgia Guidestones, and they have yet to reveal their secrets. We can only speculate as to why this monument was created and exactly what the ‘message-writers’ hoped to achieve. For many years it was one of Georgia’s most unique attractions and now, almost overnight, it was destroyed and removed.
There has already been talk about reconstructing the monument although this is vague and widely opposed my many Georgia residents. Lee Vaughn, Chairman of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, confirmed that the county will not take on the task of rebuilding the monument.
So, not only do we have the mystery of who commissioned these monoliths and their motivations but the mystery of who hated it enough to destroy it and why they felt so threatened by what it said. Also, what happened to the time capsule – if it ever existed?