Georgia Guidestones Demolished After Explosion



The (in) famous monument was almost reduced to rubble after an unknown number of vandals or activists placed and detonated a home-made explosive device on the polarizing monoliths. The blast, heard and felt across the city of Elberton in the early morning hours of June 6th, caused local residents to wonder if a terrorist attack had occurred in their relatively quiet community.

The Georgia Guidestones have been the subject of controversy for some time now. Erected in 1980 by the Elberton Granite Finishing Company on behalf of "a small group of loyal Americans," the slabs of granite contained a set of etched guidelines in twelve different languages meant to guide humanity into "an Age of Reason."

Authorities investigating the event are looking for potential clues that may lead to the capture and arrest of the perpetrators. In the past, the 19-foot-tall stone slabs have been the target of vandals and conspiracy theorists, who perceived the monument to be some sort of nefarious, in-your-face plan to cull the human population to less than 500,000,000 million, as clearly stated in one of the stone's guidelines.

Because the damage from the blast was substantial, authorities decided to demolish the monument after a preliminary assessment indicated the remaining standing stones had sustained significant structural damage.