Located in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States, the Georgia Guidestones are a mysterious set of massive rocks that were commissioned as a structure in the early 1980’s by a mystery benefactor in Elberton, GA.
The monument stands at an approximate elevation of 750 feet (230 m) above sea level. It lists ten essential steps to re-creating the world after the apocalypse and has remained one of the more enigmatic attractions in the country.
According to historical records, in June 1979, a man with the pseudonym Robert C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing Company on behalf of a small group of loyal Americans, and commissioned the structure. Christian explained that the stones would function as a compass, calendar, and clock, and should be capable of withstanding catastrophic events.
On these stones are ten guides written in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. These languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Ancient Chinese and Russian, one on each side of the four large slabs containing the ten precepts.
The text states: keep humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature, guide reproduction wisely; improving fitness and diversity, unite humanity with a new living language, rule passion; faith; tradition and all things with tempered reason, protect peoples and nations with fair laws and courts, let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court, avoid petty laws and useless officials, balance personal rights with social duties, value the truth; beauty; love; seeking harmony with the infinite, don’t be a cancer on earth; leave space for nature; leave space for nature.
The Guidestones have become a subject of interest to scholars and theorists, as they have given different interpretations about its inscribed messages. Yoko Ono praised the inscribed messages as “a stirring call to rational thinking”.
An activist named Mark Dice demanded that the Guidestones be smashed into a million pieces, and then the shards be used for a construction project, claiming that the Guidestones are of a deep Satanic origin, and that R.C. Christian belongs to a Luciferian secret society related to the New World Order. While Wire Magazine also stated that unspecified opponents have labeled them as the “Ten Commandments of the Antichrist”.
The hidden message from the guidestones is an additional “seventh slab” placed on the ground, located a short distance from the monument in the west direction. Some details like astronomical data, size, weight, author and relevant explanations to the promoters are inscribed there. But what has raised more curiosity is an unfinished enigmatic final message.
The true purpose of the Georgia Guidestones still remains as one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time.