“A large portion” of the infamous Georgia Guidestones monument was destroyed early Wednesday, when an explosive device detonated, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
(2/3) Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to discover the explosion destroyed a large portion of the structure. The Elbert County Sheriff's Office asked the GBI to assist with the investigation. GBI EOD are on scene conducting their examination of the site.
— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) July 6, 2022
“The preliminary information indicates that unknown individuals detonated an explosive device at around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6th,” the agency said in a statement.
The blast was captured by CCTV.
MORE – CCTV footage shows the detonation of the Georgia Guidestones.pic.twitter.com/iq3qVmP6EE
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DEVELOPING: Georgia Guidestones: ‘America's Stonehenge’ Damaged In Apparent Explosion https://t.co/vyJKMXTP0f pic.twitter.com/s4MISE9YbP
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The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating the explosion, and a bomb squad was called to the scene, according to Fox5 Atlanta.
[Update: The entire structure has now been demolished for safety reasons, according to the GBI].
The blast comes weeks after Georgia’s gubernatorial primary, when third-place Republican candidate Kandiss Taylor said the Guidestones were satanic and that she would make demolishing them part of her platform.
The mysterious monument—also known as “America’s Stonehenge”—was reportedly unveiled in northeastern Elbert County on March 22, 1980, before an audience of 100 to 400 people.
A man using the pseudonym Robert C. Christian commissioned the structure in June of 1979 on behalf of “a small group of loyal Americans.”
Christian said that 19-foot-high monument would function as a compass, calendar, and clock, and should be capable of “withstanding catastrophic events.”
“The Guidestones also serve as an astronomical calendar, and every day at noon the sun shines through a narrow hole in the structure and illuminates the day’s date on an engraving,” the tourism website says, adding that the structure is “mysterious in origin, for no one knows the identity of a group of sponsors who provided its specifications.”
The stones are engraved with ten guidelines for humanity in eight languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. It begins with a chilling message espousing extreme population control.
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
The world’s population in 1980 was 4.43 billion. It is now almost 8 billion.
To “maintain humanity under 500 million,” we’d have to eliminate about 90 percent of the current world’s population.
The Guidestones have always been controversial, with detractors labeling them as Satanic, and the “Ten Commandments of the Antichrist.”
“God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do. That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones,” Taylor tweeted Wednesday morning.
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
No arrests had been made in the case and the explosion remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and GBI.
The remaining structure was completely demolished “for safety reasons,” the GBI said.
NOW – Georgia Guidestones are now completely leveled.pic.twitter.com/E8DNaOjdwu
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