Part of Georgia Guidestones damaged by the explosion, GBI says: An explosion that occurred on Wednesday at the unexplained Georgia Guidestones near Elberton, Georgia, caused the stones to sustain serious damage.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, the preliminary information suggests that somebody set off an explosive device around four in the morning on Wednesday. This information comes from the investigation so far.
Officials with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, according to officials with the GBI, discovered that the explosion damaged a significant amount of the facility.
According to Christopher Kubas, Executive Vice President of the Elberton Granite Association, the group does play a part in the upkeep and preservation of the Guidestones.
“The piece that serves as the capstone has been damaged, and I’m confident that the other three wings, as well as the support in the center, also have damage to them,” Kubas added. “The height of each one of the wings is exactly 16 feet and 4 inches. It has a thickness of 1.7 inches and a width of 6’6.” They have a combined weight of around 42,000 pounds each.
After certain episodes of vandalism occurred on the property a few years ago, Kubas stated that round-the-clock surveillance cameras were installed there.
Kubas asserted that the stones contained writings of some kind on them. “You may call them sages for humanity. They are considered offensive by some individuals. Some folks don’t. We’ve had various messages sprayed onto the Guidestones over the course of the years.”
WYFF News 4 is actively pursuing the acquisition of the footage.
According to Kubas, the location has consistently been a popular destination for tourists.
“I’ve met individuals from all over the world here at these Guidestones,” Kubas said. “I’ve met people from Australia. I’ve met people from China.” There are probably more than 20,000 people who come to this location each year.
In addition to that, the location has been at the center of debates over various religious beliefs and what the Guidestones may or may not represent.
At approximately 11:40 in the morning, Sky 4 flew over the location and observed that one of the stones had been destroyed and another one had been damaged.
He claimed that he lives around one mile away from the Guidestones and that he has not noticed anything out of the ordinary.
On the other hand, a few individuals who live somewhat nearby stated that they heard and felt an explosion at approximately four in the morning.
The reader who took the photographs that are seen above stated that she lives approximately 5 miles distant and that she heard a loud crash at 4:00 in the morning. She claimed that she went back to bed, and when she woke up, she saw a post on Facebook about an incident that had occurred at the Guidestones, so she drove there to check it out.
Around four in the morning, one person said on social media that they had awakened to the sound of a loud boom that had caused the home to shake.
Who are the Georgia Guidestones and what do they do?
The following content can be found on the ExploreGeorgia.org website:
“The Georgia Guidestones are Elberton’s most peculiar collection of granite monoliths. The Georgia Guidestones are located seven miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77. The Georgia Guidestones attract a large number of tourists each day. This monument, which stands 19 feet tall and is sometimes referred to as “America’s Stonehenge,” features a message including 10 parts and is shown in 12 different languages. The message advocates for the preservation of mankind and future generations. The Guidestones can also be used as an astronomical calendar, and during the middle of each day at midday, the sun passes through a small opening in the structure and lights the date that is engraved on one of the stones. On the sides, close to the top, are inscriptions with the names of four different ancient writing systems: Sanskrit, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Classical Greek, and Babylonian cuneiform. The Guidestones come from an unknown place, as no one is aware of the identities of the group of sponsors who were responsible for providing its specifications.”