ELBERTON, GA – Authorities are actively investigating a possible explosion that occurred on the site of the controversial Georgia Guidestones, where images from the scene show what appears to be one of the slabs reduced to rubble.
Some locals in Elberton reported hearing something like an explosion at approximately 4:00 a.m. on July 6th near where the Guidestones are located off of Guidestone Road near Highway 77.
The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating the matter, where a bomb squad was among those to respond to the scene. Photos taken show what appears to be one of the slabs that have been destroyed.
Elberton Granite Association Executive VP Chris Kubas confirmed that obtained drone footage from the scene showcases extensive damage to the mysterious monument, but no information on any possible suspects have been released by authorities.
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor took to Twitter following the news of the damaged Guidestones, writing, “God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do. That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones.”
Taylor, who came in third in the GOP primary for governor this past May, had run a campaign that in part promised to address the controversial Guidestones – vowing to see the man-made monument demolished if elected.
The origin of these four granite stones that stand 19 feet high are shrouded in mystery, which is only part of the controversy surrounding these slabs.
Back in June of 1979, a man who used the pseudonym R.C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing Company to have the company erect these unusual slabs, claiming the funds, as well as the desire to have this feat accomplished, came from “a small group of loyal Americans.”
At the time, Joe Fendley of Elberton Granite thought that R.C. Christian was, frankly, a little nuts – and decided to throw out a price to craft these stones that he figured would scare off the secretive individual. However, that wasn’t the case, and this R.C. Christian gladly doled out the funds to see these slabs established by 1980.
What’s most unsettling about these Guidestones are the inscriptions featured, which are presented in eight different languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and Traditional Chinese.
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The inscriptions are as follows:
- 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.
Needless to say, some of the calls to action among the inscriptions range from odd to unsettling – especially ones suggesting a sort of population control. Taylor, like many others opposed to these granite slabs, have described the Guidestones as being representative of the New World Order and something akin to a false idol.
This piece was written by Gregory Hoyt on July 6, 2022. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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