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Georgia Guidestones: Explosion destroys part of mysterious monument

An explosion destroyed part of the Georgia Guidestones memorial

An explosion destroyed part of the Georgia Guidestones memorial (Images: WYFF News 4/NBC/YouTube)

An explosion has damaged part of the Georgia Guidestones, a controversial landmark often referred to as America’s Stonehenge.

Unknown persons detonated an explosive device around 4 a.m. Wednesday, and Elbert County investigators arrived to find much of the structure destroyed.

One of the pillars was torn to pieces, according to images from SKYFOX. A corner of an upper block also looked cracked, near where the demolished block fell.

Erected in 1980, the Guiding Stones consist of six granite slabs with an inscription engraved in eight different languages. The inscriptions are guidelines for human progress, including “uniting mankind with a living new language” and “keeping mankind in perpetual balance with nature below 500m”.

A granite slab was reduced to rubble

A granite slab was reduced to rubble (Images: WYFF News)

A bomb squad from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded to the blast. The office is investigating the incident with the county sheriff’s office.

According to Chris Kubas, executive vice president of the Elberton Granite Association, the cameras at the site are live at all times and direct to an emergency call center. They were originally installed due to vandalism.

“Not only am I sad for Elberton and Elbert County, I am sad for the United States and the world,” Kubas said. “This was a tourist attraction and it wasn’t uncommon for people around the world to be up here at any given time.”

The guiding stones were carefully made and carved, he added. The memorial is 19 feet tall and each panel weighs approximately 42,000 pounds.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident (Images: WYFF News)

“Breaking something of this size and getting these four of them so precise … with the sandblasting that it took to label these languages ​​is absolute craftsmanship that you wouldn’t find anywhere else,” Kubas said.

“They were intended for future population after a catastrophic event.”

The memorial has been the subject of conservative conspiracy theories over the years.

Far-right conspiracy theorist Kandiss Taylor, who ran against incumbent Brian Kemp in Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary, campaigned on promises to destroy the Guiding Stones. In a campaign video, she announced her “Executive Order 10” to tear down the monument.

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