The Georgia Guidestones. What the hell are they? Do a Google search and the main theory is that this location is some kind of Illuminati type creation warning of population control. Of course something so mysterious piqued my curiosity and I had to pay a visit in person. I did my research and set off on a road trip with intentions of stopping in Elberton along the way.
There is nothing immediately scary about the place. Its just odd. The first thing that strikes you as weird is its remote location. The monument is in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by what appears to be farms. Located in Elbert County, its about 90 miles east of Atlanta and 45 miles from Athens. Curiously, warnings are in place advising that security cameras are watching, yet despite this the site has been vandalized several times.
As we pulled up, we saw about ten people gathered around the stones. It was a mix of people. I was expecting bearded and unshowered conspiracy types but instead saw a college age girl, a couple of photographer and accountant types, normal people apparently curious about the stones as I was. It was middle of the day, the sun was high, and perfect for observing the cast of light through the stones. It felt like the placement was intentional, as if the monument is intended as some kind of modern art outside a city museum, meant to catch the sun at high noon. A little research and I found that I was right, the placement was intentional: the central column and capstones have several holes which are astronomically aligned so they can function as a compass and clock. Hmm.
Looking at its architecture, the Guidestones are a large granite monument made up of four stones 16-feet-high arranged around a central column and topped off with a capstone weighing 25,000 pounds Each stone is engraved in eight different languages and support the capstone. Inscribed are 10 Guides, or commandments stating "Let These Be Guidestones to An Age of Reason" in Sanskrit, Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The monument is alternately referred to as the American Stonehenge.
According to one source no one knows the true identity of who commissioned its construction. The only part of its mystery that can be verified is that in June 1979, a well-dressed stranger visited the office of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company with a commission. He wanted to build a monument to transmit a message to mankind. He identified himself as R. C. Christian, but it soon became apparent that was not his real name. He said that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to humanity, but to date, almost two decades later, no one knows who R. C. Christian really was, or the names of those he represented. Several things are apparent. The messages engraved on the Georgia Guidestones deal with four major fields: (1) Governance and the establishment of a world government, (2) Population and reproduction control, (3) The environment and man's relationship to nature, and (4) Spirituality.
THE MESSAGE OF THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES
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 a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
Those commandments sure do sound like some kind of New World Order Manifesto, and of course, there are the Conspiracy buffs who are quick to point out the similarities between the pseudonym "R.C. Christian" and Christian Rosenkreuz, the legendary founder of the esoteric Rosicrucian Order.
Seeking entry into the Rosicrucian mysteries. Notice the candidate is showing the hand sign of secrecy. Also notice the letters “RC”, as in R.C. Christian.
A pamphlet printed by the Granite Company, producers of the monument, offer some insights though the message sounds rather grim: “It is very probable that humanity now possesses the knowledge needed to establish an effective world government. In some way that knowledge must he widely seeded in the consciousness of all mankind. Very soon the hearts of our human family must be touched and warmed so we will welcome a global rule of reason". Read more of the pamphlet here.
Others believe a new block, which is inscribed "2014", offers biblical clues. The faces are inscribed with 20, 14, 16, 8, MM and JAM. The theorists believe this refers to Matthew in the bible and possibly the terms Master Mason and to Judgment Against Mankind.
All in all, the Georgia Guidestones are an interesting site to visit whatever you believe is behind their creation. I wouldn't drive to Elberton just to see them, but if you are on a road trip its worth stopping in to see them in person.
Comment below and tell us: What is the purpose of the Guide-stones? Are they the work of rich folk with too much money playing an elaborate hoax, or a New World Order warning of impending doom?