The Creepiest American Monument You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: The Georgia Guidestones

The Creepiest American Monument You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: The Georgia Guidestones


Hidden in plain sight. 

Less than 1 in 10 people has ever heard of the Georgia Guidestones, despite the fact that they are bigger than Stonehenge and sit out in the open in Georgia, right here in the United States of America.

But that’s not the weirdest part.

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The weirdest (and creepiest) part is how they suddenly arrived, how not much is known about them, and then the ultimate…..what they say.  

Massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth and are inscribed with directions for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse.

Yes, really.  

I don’t need to add any extra hype or fluff to this article, because with the Georgia Guidestones, truth is stranger than fiction.  

And scarier.  

Located in northeastern Georgia the rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece,  supporting a 25,000-pound capstone. 

You might think  of England’s Stonehenge, and you are not alone. Built surprisingly recently in 1980, they are quietly awaiting the end of the world.

So, what do they say?

This:

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.

Some of those sound kind of nice.  Fluffy little ideas.

But did you catch the first one?

That's 500 million people....reduce the world population to 500 million people.

We currently have approximately 7.6 BILLION people on Earth today.  

A reduction from 7.6 billion to 500 million would be a reduction of 99% of the people currently alive on the Earth today!

Now do you get why these are so creepy?

Oh and in case you think this is just made up BS, nope!

Here's a screenshot from the Wikipedia article and any number of other sources online (not to mention you can visit them!) can verify it's true:

And not only is it an engineering feat in itself to move stones this massive, but they also just so happen to be PERFECTLY aligned to multiple astronomic features....down to incredible precision.

From Wikipedia:

Astronomic Features
1. Channel through stone
indicates celestial pole
2. Horizontal slot indicates
annual travel of sun
3. Sunbeam through capstone
marks noontime throughout
the year

Folks, WHO does this?

And more importantly, why?

As if that isn't weird enough, the stones contain multiple languages, including some gems like Babylonian Cuneiform, Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Sankskrit.  

Here's where:

Here's a close up of one side:

Back to the question of who built them....no one knows.

You'd think that a project of this size and scope would have drawn some major attention, but yet the stones seemed to appear almost overnight.

And while there are rumors of who built them (Ted Turner is commonly rumored to have been involved) no one really knows for sure.

Our friends over at the Thought Catalog compiled a list of 27 of the weirdest facts about the Guidestones:

1. The Georgia Guidestones are almost twice as tall as Stonehenge.

2. Nearly a quarter-million pounds of granite was used to make them.

3. The stones have 10 messages inscribed on them. They read:

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 DISPUTES 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

4. These ten “messages” are written on the Guidestones in eight different languages. Those languages are English, Swahili, Russian, Spanish, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Arabic, and Chinese.

5. No one knows who paid for their construction. As the story goes, an elegant, well-spoken, well-dressed, and grey-haired man who identified himself only as “R. C. Christian” appeared at a granite company in nearby Elberton, GA one day requesting a quote on the project. Figuring he was some “nut,” the granite specialist purposely claimed a ridiculous price, figuring Mr. “Christian” would balk. Instead, Mr. Christian agreed to the price.

6. Some people suspect the Rosicrucian Order financed the project.
Since “Rose Cross Christian,” AKA “Christian Rosenkreuz,” was the founder of the mystical society the Rosicrucian Order, many suspect that the Rosicrucians were financed the building of the Georgia Guidestones.

7. Others suspect that Ted Turner financed the project. Since Ted Turner of CNN fame is located a mere 100 miles away in Atlanta, and since many of his stated globalist goals reflect the Message of the Georgia Guidestones, it has also been suggested that he is the mystery patron behind the giant granite slabs.

8. The project’s builders’ had to sign a legal agreement never to reveal the identity of the financiers. They also swore to destroy all legal papers regarding the Guidestones’ construction once the project was finished.

9. The “Message of the Georgia Guidestones” seems to call for at least 90% of the Earth’s population to be wiped out. The passage about maintaining humanity at a population of a half-billion or less would require a massive dying-off of humanity the likes of which we’ve never seen. This is what has led many conspiracy theorists to allege that whoever financed the Guidestones, they are in cahoots with an evil New World Order project to extensively depopulate the planet.

10. Yoko Ono called the Guidestones “a stirring call to rational freedom.”
Apparently The Beatles widow is fine with seeing 6.5 billion humans wiped out.

11. The stones were defaced with graffiti in 2008. The spray-painted message was DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

12. About that “New World Order” thing… Whoever paid an astronomical sum to build a giant set of tombstones calling for massive depopulation, a single world language, and a World Court definitely didn’t see a use for national borders.

13. The Guidestones were designed to withstand catastrophic events. Events such as, oh, a World War that wiped out 6.5 billion people. As the world lay in ashes, somewhere R.C. Christian and his cohorts could take a little comfort that at least their giant creepy tombstone was still standing way out in rural Georgia.

14. Some claim they are Satanic in origin. This includes right-wing pundit Mark Dice, who claims they are of “a deep Satanic origin” and that R. C. Christian was a member of “a Luciferian secret society” with ties to the “New World Order.” Others have referred to the ten messages inscribed on the Guidestones as “The Ten Commandments of the Antichrist.”

15. Others claim they were intended to be seen by the survivors of a nuclear war.
Since the Georgia Guidestones were built in 1979, at the height of the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union that many thought would inevitably result in a nuclear apocalypse, writers such as Brad Meltzer suggests that the Guidestones were meant to be seen by that war’s survivors, at which point the world’s population would already be below a half-billion.

16. A mysterious “Time Capsule” is allegedly buried nearby. A tablet erected near the Guidestones claims that a time capsule is buried beneath the tablet, although there is no proof the capsule really exists and no suggestion of what is written on it.

17. R. C. Christian presented builders with a shoebox containing a wooden model of the monument along with 10 pages of extremely detailed specifications. Many of the specifications involved using the Guidestones as an astronomical guide, as explained in the next few items.

18. The Guidestones were purposely designed to track the sun’s east-west migration year-round.

19. During an equinox or solstice, those who stand at the west side of a “mail slot” carved into the Guidestones can see the sunrise over the horizon.

20. The four outer stones are positioned to mark the limits of the 18.6 year lunar declination cycle.

21. An eye-level hole drilled into the center stone permits viewers to locate the North Star.

22. A small hole drilled through the capstone serves as a sundial.
At noon every day, a reading of where the sunbeam hits the center column allows one to pinpoint the exact day of the year.

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Read the full list here.

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Here's a list of interesting facts (in no particular order) about these mysterious stones:

1. The Georgia Guidestones are almost twice as tall as Stonehenge.

2. Nearly a quarter-million pounds of granite was used to make them.

3. These ten “messages” are written on the Guidestones in eight different languages. Those languages are English, Swahili, Russian, Spanish, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Arabic, and Chinese.

4. The project’s builders’ had to sign a legal agreement never to reveal the identity of the financiers. They also swore to destroy all legal papers regarding the Guidestones’ construction once the project was finished.

5. The word "pseudonym" was missspelt on the tablet that explans about the guidestones.

6. The “Message of the Georgia Guidestones” seems to call for at least 90% of the Earth’s population to be wiped out. The passage about maintaining humanity at a population of a half-billion or less would require a massive dying-off of humanity the likes of which we’ve never seen.

7. Yoko Ono called the Guidestones “a stirring call to rational freedom.”

8. The stones were defaced with graffiti in 2008. The spray-painted message was DEATH TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

9. The Guidestones were designed to withstand catastrophic events. Events such as, oh, a World War that wiped out 6.5 billion people.

10. A mysterious “Time Capsule” is allegedly buried nearby. A tablet erected near the Guidestones claims that a time capsule is buried beneath the tablet, although there the spot for the date it was put there and the date it is to be opened are blank.

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