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What Was Supposed To Be Beneath The Georgia Guidestones?

The Georgia Guidestones are a collection of stones that make up a granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia.

They are situated just east of state Highway 77 off of Guidestone Road, about 90 miles east of Atlanta, 45 miles from Athens, and seven miles from the town of Elberton, which is known as “the Granite Capital of the World” locally.

The Elberton Granite Finishing Corporation said the 19-foot set of granite monoliths, which had stood for several decades, served as an astronomical calendar and were engraved with a 10-part list of instructions regarding the conservation of mankind in various languages.

Some believe the structure had satanic significance and others dubbed it “America’s Stonehenge.”

However, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported that an explosive device destroyed the Georgia Guidestones monument close to Elberton.

The monument was later demolished “for safety reasons,” leaving a pile of wreckage in a photo that the investigators provided. And the GBI is seeking tips as it investigates the blast.

They said that individual who bombed the Guidestones faces a minimum of 20 years of imprisonment for destroying a public building with an explosive.

Surveillance footage showed a sharp explosion blowing one panel to rubble just after 4 a.m.

And with the demolition of the granite monument, however, one mystery remains, according to WAGA-TV in Atlanta, For some, this week’s events held the hope of a time capsule that was purportedly buried underground.

Many believed the capsule was “placed six feet below this position on…” that was “to be opened on…” since the date of its placement and the day it was intended to be opened were not completed because the slab on the ground at the structure appeared to be unfinished, leading to a search by county officials.

With the help of a tape measure, Elbert County Road Department officials used an excavator to dig 6 feet into the ground. However, officials said they did not find anything but dirt.

Police Lt. Shane Allen said, “There was no hole. There was no nothing. It was a slab of concrete on top of dirt.”

But adding to the spectacle after the Georgia Guidestones got destroyed were online pranksters who claimed officials recovered a time capsule containing items from the late 1970s and early 1980s, including a signed issue of Playboy magazine featuring Burt Reynolds, a Peterbilt emblem, an 8-track of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and Quaaludes.

Sources: Westernjournal, WAGA-TV, Usatoday

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