Suspects used explosives to demolish a portion of the Georgia Guidestones.
There was an explosion at the Georgia Guidestones. Law enforcement agencies from multiple counties are responding. A bomb squad is also present.
The Guidestones, which are located along Highway 77 in Elbert County, have been damaged. At least one of the stones has been destroyed.
Unknown people detonated a bomb near the building at 4 a.m., causing significant damage.
The Elbert County Bomb Squad, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Elbert County Fire Department are all participating in the probe. The investigation into the explosion is still going on. If you have any information, please contact the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office.
“America’s Stonehenge” is also known as the Georgia Guidestones.
After a man using the pseudonym “Robert C. Christian” approached the president of Elbert Granite Finishing Company about building granite monoliths, they were erected in 1980. The city of Elberton is known as the “Granite Capital of the World.”
Each of the 20-foot monument pieces weigh approximately 28 tons. The engravings are in 12 different languages.
Chris Kubas, the Executive Vice President of the Elberton Granite Association, said it would cost a lot of money to replace the Guidestones. His organization maintains and preserves the stones.
Someone vandalized the Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County.
According to ExploreGeorgia.org, the writing is a “10-part wisdom extolling the sanctity of humanity and future generations.”
The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce claims that the Chinese translations on the memorials state:
“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 earth — leave room for nature — leave room for nature.”
The message on the Guidestones has long been a source of debate. They’ve previously been defaced. Kandiss Taylor, a gubernatorial candidate for Georgia this year, called for the monument’s removal, claiming it is “Satanic.”