The Georgia Guidestones: A 30-year mystery
'America's Stonehenge' attracts visitors — and vandals — from across the globe, but the identity of the man who commissioned the monument remains a secret.
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The Georgia Guidestones, sometimes referred to as the “American Stonehenge,” is a granite monument erected in Elbert County, Ga., in 1979. The stones are engraved in eight languages, each relaying 10 “new commandments for an Age of Reason.” The stones also line up with certain astronomical features.
To this day, the monuments remain shrouded in mystery. They were commissioned by a man who has yet to be properly identified, who went by the pseudonym of R.C. Christian.
Of the 10 commandments, the first one is perhaps the most controversial: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” Many have taken it to be a license to cull the human population down to the specified number, and critics of the stones have called for them to be destroyed. Some conspiracy theorists even believe they may have been designed by a “Luciferian secret society” calling for a new world order.
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