Destruction of the Georgia Guidestones, a monument puzzling from the start, only has heightened the mystery

Atop a windswept hill in rural Georgia stood a 19-foot, 3-inch-high granite monument with a series of instructions for living in a future “age of reason.” 

Unveiled in 1980 near Elberton, about 100 miles northeast of Atlanta, the Georgia Guidestones have been shrouded in mystery and the center of controversy for decades. The true identity of the man who commissioned the monoliths and the meaning behind its cryptic 10-part message inscribed in eight languages remain unknown.  

The mystery of the Guidestones’ destruction now adds to that lore. The monument, dubbed “America’s Stonehenge” by some and “satanic” by others, was blown up last month by an unidentified person.  

But the Guidestones – or pieces of them, anyway – have found a new home. 

This month, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted to give the remains of the monument to the Elberton Granite Association. The group, which runs the Elberton Granite Museum, agreed to take the stones, but they’ve yet to determine a new home, said Elbert Granite Association Executive Vice President Christopher Kubas. 

“The only options (the Elbert County Board of Commissioners) had were to basically destroy them completely and be done with them or they could donate them,” Kubas said. “We agreed to take the stones in an effort to preserve them, mostly because the monument was really a testament to the type of work that we do here in Elberton in manufacturing granite monuments and memorials.” 

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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