Some of you may not have heard of the Georgia Guidestones, said to be one of the strangest monuments in America. Astronomically aligned with the Sun and Moon, the structure was erected and unveiled in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia. Sometimes referred to as an “American Stonehenge”, it features a set of ten “guidelines” in eight modern languages (English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian), with a shorter message inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient languages: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Wikipedia states that the “most widely agreed-upon interpretation of the stones is that they describe the basic concepts required to rebuild a devastated civilization.” The first “guideline” actually calls for maintaining World population below 500 million, “…in perpetual balance with nature.”
Apparently, in June 1979, an unknown person or group of persons under the pseudonym “R. C. Christian” — which some believe refers to Christian Rosenkreuz, legendary and possibly allegorical founder of the Rosicrucian Order — hired Elberton Granite Finishing Company to build the structure. In 1981, the company published a booklet about the Guidestones which you can view here as a PDF file on Wired Magazine‘s website. In April 2009, Wired also published a detailed article by Randall Sullivan which you can view here.
The land on which the structure stands was apparently purchased by Elbert County on October 1, 1979, although the Georgia Mountain Travel Association’s history says the monument is located “on the farm of Mildred and Wayne Mullenix.”
The structure was defaced and vandalized on several occasions. Apparently, the structure is under the care of the Elberton Granite Association, and cameras and additional security measures have been installed following these incidents.
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external dis- putes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
The Georgia Guidestones are featured extensively in the Travel Channel episode Mysteries at the Museum: Monumental Mysteries Special, featuring Don Wildman. They are also featured in the conspiracy web series Guidestones, in the Brad Meltzer’s Decoded episode Apocalypse in Georgia, and in a 2013 documentary titled The Georgia Guidestones Movie. The monument is also featured in the “New World Order” episode of the History Channel series America Unearthed.
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Update, March 11, 2016
New film documentary
Adullam Films has recently released a 2-hour documentary entitled Dark Clouds Over Elberton: The True Story of the Georgia Guidstones. Written and directed by Christian J. Pinto, this film features the results of an in-depth 5-year investigation of the mysterious Georgia Guidestones.
The following is from the film’s description:
1) Reveals never-before-seen information about the true identity of the man who called himself “R.C. Christian.”
2) Features original interviews with the people who knew the mysterious “Mr. Christian.”
3) Original interviews with the men who were actually responsible for the building of the Georgia Guidestones.
4) An original interview with Wyatt Martin, the only man who knew the true identity of the stranger, and promised to take the secret to his grave.
5) Never-before-seen documents from Wyatt Martin’s secret files, hidden away in his old IBM computer case.
6) Proof from original documents of the Rosicrucian connection to the name “R.C. Christian” and its probable role in the creation of a time capsule.
7) Freemasonry’s role in building the Georgia Guidestones.
8) Evidence of the friendship of Dr. William Shockley (the Nobel Prize winning physicist who argued the principles of dysgenics) – to R.C. Christian.
9) The role of the United Nations in the design of the monument.
10) The chilling ramifications of R.C. Christian’s environmental concerns and his writings on population control.
Chris Pinto was interviewed by Joe and Doug Hagmann on the March 9, 2016 edition of the Hagmann & Hagmann Report.