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Georgia Guidestones destroyed in bomb blast

By T.K. Randall
July 10, 2022 · Comment icon 67 comments

The Georgia Guidestones in their heyday. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Quentin Melson
The mysterious Stonehenge-like structure was blown up by an unknown attacker and then dismantled by authorities.
Originally constructed in 1980 at a cost of $100,000, the stones are often referred to as the "American Stonehenge" and are thought to serve as some form of foundational reference intended for the survivors of an unspecified apocalyptic event at some point in the future.

The man who commissioned the structure was known only by a pseudonym - Robert C. Christian - who claimed to represent "a small group of loyal Americans".

Over the years, however, some people came to perceive the stones as 'Satanic' in nature, prompting anonymous individuals to vandalize and deface them.

This contempt for the stones seemingly came to a head last week when someone planted a bomb and blew the structure to smithereens.
Local authorities later dismantled what remained of the stones "for safety reasons".

As things stand, nobody has been able to identify who the perpetrator was or their precise motives, however investigations into the attack remain ongoing.

Ultimately, it's a sad end for one of America's most enigmatic and enduring modern mysteries.

Source: IFL Science | Comments (67)

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Comment icon #58 Posted by stereologist 2 years ago
It's a monument built by someone who did not involve public money. Yet there are scum that want to destroy it because it does not match their beliefs. Seems like these people are no different than ISIS. They are just home grown ignorant terrorists,
Comment icon #59 Posted by Michelle 2 years ago
Some guys just get a kick out of destroying anything whether it's graffiti, breaking windows or knocking over tombstones.
Comment icon #60 Posted by Whelmar 6 months ago
Whenever you mention population planning even if it is only carved on a stone, the chances are fecund people - usually with quasi-religious notions about the miracle of birth - will become aggressive. 
Comment icon #61 Posted by Alex_Rogan 5 months ago
(not sure I'm doing this right)   Ran across this CNN (ughh) article via Drudge Report (arghh). I surprisingly found it to be decent investigative journalism. The reporter, Thomas Lake, interviewed Wayne Mullenix who helped lay the foundation for the Guidestones. He also may have found the identity of R.C. Christian with research and sluething. It includes his finding of a rare book written by R.C. Christian. The article is worth a read if the mystery interests you.  
Comment icon #62 Posted by Alex_Rogan 5 months ago
if the research is correct, R.C. Christian (Herbert H. Kersten) was a terrible human being - a eugenicist, neo-nazi, kkk sympathizer. 
Comment icon #63 Posted by Desertrat56 5 months ago
I recently watched a John Oliver Last Week Tonight entitled Rocks that mentioned the Georgia guidestones in relation to making fun of a crazy woman who was running for governor of Georgia a few years ago.   She lost but one of her campaign slogans was bomb the Georgia Guidestones they are demonic.   ?    Maybe she should be investigated for involvement.
Comment icon #64 Posted by Alchopwn 4 months ago
Apparently the Georgia Guide Stones hate Jesus or something.
Comment icon #65 Posted by Desertrat56 4 months ago
in 2016 there was a woman running for Governor of Georgia that proclaimed that someone needs to bomb/destroy the Georgia Guide stones, that was her campaign, nothing about anygthing real.  Of course she didn't win.     
Comment icon #66 Posted by Hammerclaw 4 months ago
WIKIPEDIA On the morning of July 6, 2022, the guidestones were heavily damaged in a bombing from a vandal,[2][6] and the debris and guidestones were removed by the local government later that day.[7][8] In late July, Elberton Mayor Daniel Graves announced plans to rebuild the monument.[9] However, on August 8, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted to donate the remains of the monument to the Elberton Granite Association and return the 5 acres (2 ha) of land on which the monument was erected to its previous owner.[10]
Comment icon #67 Posted by superman73 4 months ago
Nutjob!! That is all.

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