Explosion at Georgia Guidestones, American Stonehenge
Authorities are investigating after an explosion at the Georgia Guidestones, which sit on a site 7 miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77 and are often referred to as American Stonehenge.
ELBERTON, Ga. — An explosion Wednesday at the mysterious Georgia Guidestones in Elberton, Georgia has caused significant damage to the stones.
The preliminary information indicates that someone detonated an explosive device at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
GBI officials said officials with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office found the explosion destroyed a large portion of the structure.
The Elbert County Sheriff's Office asked the GBI to assist with the investigation.
The Guidestones sit on a site 7 miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77 and are often referred to as American Stonehenge. (WYFF News 4)
What are the Georgia Guidestones?
The following is posted on ExploreGeorgia.org:
"The Georgia Guidestones, Elberton's most unusual set of granite monoliths, poses a mystery for the numerous visitors who visit the site seven miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77. Known as America's Stonehenge, this 19-foot-high monument displays a 10-part message espousing the conservation of mankind and future generations in 12 languages.
The Guidestones also serve as an astronomical calendar, and every day at noon the sun shines through a narrow hole in the structure and illuminates the day’s date on an engraving. The names of four ancient languages are inscribed on the sides near the top: Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics. The Guidestones are mysterious in origin, for no one knows the identity of a group of sponsors who provided its specifications."