In rural Georgia, an hour or so’s drive from the capital in Atlanta, sits a strange monument of unknown origin known as the Georgia Guidestones.
The Stonehenge-like structure features not only giant pieces of rock constructed and combined in a purposeful monolith, but mysterious inscriptions as well, that appear to be aimed at providing rules for some future, post-apocalyptic human race.
A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, and Russian.
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.
This week, someone blew up part of the Guidestones.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said agents found evidence of an explosion at the scene.
“The preliminary information indicates that unknown individuals detonated an explosive device at around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6th. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to discover the explosion destroyed a large portion of the structure.”Advertisement - story continues below
GDOT has closed down roads in the area as local and state police investigate.
Channel 2′s Richard Elliot was in Elbert County, where the monument is sometimes referred to as the “American Stonehenge.” It’s four slabs and central pillar function like a functions like a compass, calendar and clock.
Images of the damaged monument were soon circulating on social media.
Authorities are investigating after an apparent explosion at the Georgia Guidestones, which sit on a site 7 miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77 and are often referred to as an American Stonehenge. https://t.co/0IoelA1gQF pic.twitter.com/t0fA1QmG1c
— WYFF News 4 (@wyffnews4) July 6, 2022
Alleged videos of the explosion itself were making the rounds as well.
Actual footage of the Georgia Guidestones being blown up.
Someone filmed it.
The game is afoot… Amazing.pic.twitter.com/BIQgq2xIV5
— The Plymothian (@plymouthian) July 6, 2022
As of this writing, no one has taken responsibility for the act.