The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones

On one of the highest hilltops in North Georgia’s Elbert county, stands an imposing granite monument. The Georgia Guidestones inscription is also referred to as the Georgia Stonehenge. It is a monument to mankind standing almost twenty feet tall and weighs in excess of 100 tons. Engraved on each of the four huge stones is a list of rules or guides. These stones that support the giant capstone.

The Georgia Guidestones
The Georgia Guidestones

Similar to Stonehenge, mystery shrouds the Georgia Guidestones monumen. It’s because no one is certain of the true identity of the person who designed it or paid for its construction. In June 1979, a well-dressed man showed up in the offices of Elberton Granite Finishing. Then he went on to explain that he wanted to build the Georgia Guidestones. It was to be a monument that would bear a permanent message to mankind. Then the man identified himself as R.C. Christian, though apparently this was not his real name. But he did claim that he represented a group of men who lived outside of Georgia. They desired to offer a series of practical directions to humanity.

Who Built the Massive Guidestones?

Joe Fendley, president of Elberton Granite, had his reservations when he heard Christian describe the details of the Guidestones. No stones this size had ever been quarried in Elberton County, let alone cut, finished and assembled. But once assured that Christian and his secret allies had the money for it, Fendley agreed to the project.

Manufacturing of the Georgia Guidestones used the company’s Pyramid Blue Granite. Due to the complexity, Fendley said that the project was one of the company’s most challenging ever. This was due to the size of the materials and the directions from the sponsors. All paperwork was destroyed after the monument’s completion. As a result, today no one knows any more about R.C. Christian and the group he represented.

On March 22, 1980 – less than a year later – the large monument was erected. The Georgia Guidestone inscriptions were messages that dealt with four major fields: governance, population control, the environment and finally spirituality. Then there are ten rules inscribed on the monument in eight languages. These include English, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Swahili, Hebrew and Hindi. There is also a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient scripts. These include Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

What the Georgia Guidestones Inscriptions Say

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.

3. Unite humanity with a living new language.

4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.

5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

8. Balance personal rights with social duties.

9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.

10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.

The Monument’s Astrological Specifications

The Georgia Guidestones were constructed from complex astrological features similar to Stonehenge. Fendley then hired an astronomer from the University of Georgia to help with the design. The position of the four outer stones is directly related to the route of the sun’s annual migration. Also, the center column has a cut hole and slot that are in perfect alignment with the position of the sun. This is during the equinoxes and solstices. The capstone features a 7/8″ aperture. This allows the passage of a beam of sunlight each day at noon. This is  when the sunlight touches the center stone to indicate the day of the year.

An additional granite slab lies just a few feet to the west of the Georgia Guidestones. Its inscription explains the monument is intended as “Guidestones to an age of reason.” It also lists several facts about the size and weight of the stones. Also inscribed are details about their astronomical alignment.  The slab further reveals a time capsule buried six feet beneath it. However, the date it should be opened is not inscribed upon the stone.

Conspiracy theories surround the Georgia Guidestones inscription and it’s creation. Some believe in theories such as a secret satanic society. While others claim it is a symbol of an elite global world power. Even after all these years, no one knows for sure the origins or the purpose of the Georgia Guidestones.