Georgia Guidestones Destroyed in Controlled Demolition after Bombing

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released video of the explosion that damaged the Georgia Guidestones, a monument known as “America’s Stonehenge,” on Wednesday as it continues its search for the culprits.

The video shows a car fleeing the scene and an explosion destroying the monument. No one was injured during the incident.

The 19-foot high monument, composed of five columns, has since been completely demolished due to safety concerns, according to the GBI.

The Georgia Guidestones were first erected in 1980 and featured a “10-part message espousing the conservation of mankind and future generations in 12 languages,” according to the state’s website. The monument’s origins are unknown, as they were erected by a pseudonymous figure named Robert C. Christian, who paid for their construction on behalf of “a small group of loyal Americans.” The guidestones also served as an astronomical calendar.

Critics and conspiracy theorists have charged the guidestones with promoting eugenics and one-world government. Among its inscriptions are instructions to “maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature,” “guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity,” and “unite humanity with a living new language.”

“Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason,” reads an explanatory tablet beside the monument.

Former Republican Georgia gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor pledged to demolish the guidestones while running for office earlier this year, calling them “satanic.” Taylor finished with 3.4 percent of the vote in May’s primary election.

“God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do. That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones,” Taylor tweeted on Wednesday after the monument was destroyed.



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