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Georgia Guidestones: 10 Fascinating Facts You Need to Know

The Georgia Guidestones, a controversial monument in the United States, was recently blown up.



The Georgia Guidestones is a mysterious set of 10 guiding principles etched in eight languages on one large stone.

They are considered a monument to the New World Order.


It was commissioned by an anonymous group of people worried that the population was growing out of control and would soon be unsustainable for the planet. They needed to ensure this didn’t happen, so they commissioned these stones with their message for future generations.

However, after several attempts to destroy the monument in the previous decades, the monument was destroyed on the 7th of July, 2022. The memorial was demolished after the 4 a.m. explosion in Elbert County, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

If you’re interested in learning more about these mysterious stones, we’ve compiled ten things you need to know about Georgia Guidestones:

Georgia Guidestones: General Information

1. The “American Stonehenge”

The Georgia Guidestones have been called the “American Stonehenge” because they’re as mysterious and iconic as that ancient stone circle in Salisbury Plain in England.

2. Languages

The monument consists of four large granite slabs, each with a message inscribed in eight languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

They have been the subject of much speculation, but their purpose is simple: they are a set of guidelines for humanity.

3. Stone Patterns 

They’re made of six granite slabs, each topped with an 8-foot (2.4 m) tall capstone.


The stones are arranged in a pattern: two smaller rocks on the left, two larger ones in the center, and two more on the right.

The whole structure is about 20 feet high and weighs over 100 tons.

Georgia Guidestones: Theories

4. Conspiracy Theories

There are many theories about who commissioned the stones and why, including that it was done by a secret society seeking world domination—but all of them lack any hard evidence (or at least evidence that’s not easily debunked).

For decades, they have been the subject of conspiracy theories about their origins and purpose. Still, there has never been any concrete evidence that they are more than a monument.

5. Mysterious Commissioner

No one knows who commissioned these strange stones, but we know little about the theories behind essential people. One of the main suspects went by “R.C.” or Robert C. Christian; he claimed to be from California.

He wanted his identity kept secret so that people would focus on his message instead of him.

His work focused on fringe religions like Rosicrucianism and Zoroastrianism. He believed that modern world problems such as pollution destroyed our planet.

Georgia Guidestones: Area Studies

6. Freemasons

The most popular theory is that Freemasons built the Georgia Guidestones since people knew that they used occult symbols and rituals in their practice.


However, scientists believe that Freemasons do not use these symbols themselves—they only teach them to those initiated into the order. The stones could therefore be an initiation ritual for potential members of this secret.

7. ‘Hidden Stone’

The monument also includes a fifth stone placed underneath the memorial in 2008.

It provides information about how the monument can tell time using the Sun’s position concerning Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

8. Pyramid System

Some speculation is that the monument may be part of a pyramid system. This was a system that the ancient civilizations such as Atlantis and Lemuria built.

According to this theory, the four corners of each stone represent the four sides of a pyramid structure or pyramid-like shape (such as an octagon).

This would mean that there are eight stones total—four per corner—and that there should be at least two more stones somewhere nearby (or possibly even buried underneath).

Georgia Guidestones: Vandalism & Purpose

9. Vandalism Attempts

People have vandalized the  Georgia Guidestones several times since their construction. In 1991, vandals spray-painted them black and red, while they painted “humanity must go back” across one side.

In 2007, people defaced the monument once again with black spray paint, and people wrote “die human race” on one side.

10. Georgia Guidestones Ten Guidelines:

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature. 2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally, resolving external disputes in a world court. 7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not cancer on the Earth – Leave room for nature. (End of Georgia Guidestones)


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