AN explosion at the Georgia Guidestones has reportedly ‘destroyed a large portion of ‘America’s Stonehenge’ after a mystery device detonated.’
The blast caused “significant damage” to the monument, according to local media reports.
“The preliminary information indicates that unknown individuals detonated an explosive device at around 4:00 是. 在星期三, July 6th,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement, per FOX5.
At least one of the four panels was knocked completely to the ground by the blast.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office.
A bomb squad has also been sent to the scene, FOX5 Atlanta reports.
The explosion is under investigation.
Some residents in the area reported hearing and feeling the explosion at around 4am.
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The guidestones are located about seven miles north of Elberton.
Georgia’s tourism website refers to the monument as “America’s Stonehenge.”
The monument, which stands at 19 feet tall, “displays a 10-part message espousing the conservation of mankind and future generations in 12 languages,” the website states.
There were the names of four ancient languages engraved near the top of the monoliths, including Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
The site was constructed in 1980 by an unknown group or person who used the name RC Christian.
这 “set of granite monoliths” also serves as an astronomical calendar, according to the tourism site.
Every day at noon, the sun was known to shine through a hole and highlight the day’s date on an engraving, the site says.
The monument had previously gained attention for its possible satanic ties.
One of Georgia’s candidates for governor, Kandiss Taylor, made the claim during the May 24 primary, and added that if elected, she’d demolish them.
Taylor finished third in the Republican primary.
Anyone with information regarding the explosion is urged to contact the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office at 706-283-2421 or the GBI at 706-552-2309.