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Posted by abeodbart July 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern. The rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece. Together they support a 25,000-pound capstone.

Nobody knows exactly who commissioned it or why. The only clues to its origin are on a nearby plaque on the ground—which gives the dimensions and explains a series of intricate notches and holes that correspond to the movements of the sun and stars—and the “guides”, written in many different languages on each side, instruct a future society on how to conduct itself.

The story of the stones is just as strange as the monument itself. It’s since been covered in mystery and controversy. Books have been written, TV and press have swarmed to it and conspiracy theorists have pulled a mass of ideas for it’s use, from UFO landing sites to satanic cults ready to take over the world.

Wired magazine’s fascinating article writes:

The astrological specifications for the Guidestones were so complex that Fendley had to retain the services of an astronomer from the University of Georgia to help implement the design. The four outer stones were to be oriented based on the limits of the sun’s yearly migration. The center column needed two precisely calibrated features: a hole through which the North Star would be visible at all times, and a slot that was to align with the position of the rising sun during the solstices and equinoxes. The principal component of the capstone was a 78-inch aperture through which a beam of sunlight would pass at noon each day, shining on the center stone to indicate the day of the year.

The main feature of the monument, though, would be the 10 dictates carved into both faces of the outer stones, in eight languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, and Swahili. A mission statement of sorts (LET THESE BE GUIDESTONES TO AN AGE OF REASON) was also to be engraved on the sides of the capstone in Egyptian hieroglyphics, classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Babylonian cuneiform. The United Nations provided some of the translations (including those for the dead languages), which were stenciled onto the stones and etched with a sandblaster.

Read the full article at Weird Wired

July 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm
patrick says:

Remarkable people the Americans – but quite unable to spell apocalypse.

July 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm
Annette M says:

I don’t believe in the new age sentiment that lies behind these stones, but they must be a hugely impressive sight.

July 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm
BramKaandorp says:

I’ve heard of this monument on the Skeptoid podcast.

It’s very comprehensive, and dispels some myths surrounding it.

I’d highly recommend it.

July 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm
roz says:

apparently it was commissioned by a group which communicates entirely thru its lawyer. it’s funni how some of the sayings scare people–they’re just telling us what we already know, but dont wanna face up to. :(

August 1, 2011 at 12:44 am
Nick says:

1. How do you take a world of largely average competence defensive individuals thinking about life in a basically selfish manner and get people really facing their areas of avoidance and low relation with life to overcome their limitations and keep this planet running.
2. How do you take a world of largely average competence defensive individuals thinking about life in a basically selfish manner and get people stepping up when everyone’s waiting for the aliens to announce HAHAHA we managed to **** you, it wasn’t the wars or famines or incredible disparity of wealth or intentional incompetence, It was us The Aliens…

August 1, 2011 at 12:44 am
Don says:

Bah. Hippies with money.

The only post apocolypse message should, ‘Sorry, we fucked up. Don’t believe a word we say. Sorry.’

August 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm
alan says:

Nobody knows exactly who commissioned it or why.
Scientologist Sentinel Stones? Seems like Tom may have commissioned the impossible too.

The United Nations provided some of the translations 
Lets hope they make more sense, than those tattooed on some premier league footballers.

August 10, 2011 at 5:59 am

This is a public conversation directed at Derren. In your show Enigma you went to great lengths to show how we as humans are influenced by our environment to the extent that the letters randomly displayed at each side of the stage became the most popular choice of the choices made during the break. At the end of the show I met you. On my then hand plastercast you wrote the word: HEAL. And in my mind the song Heal the World by Micheal Jackson RIP came through pretty clearly. Which I then did. Of course I firstly healed my own little world. ME.
But in doing so and in the work I had been doing previously and in which I injured my hand, I learned an enormous amount about the human being. To show this I say: Biologically we are all the same. The only difference our environment. Lets Talk.

August 10, 2011 at 6:08 am

And our fingerprints. And our life story.
Mine is unique, Yours is unique, but what bring me to this page is not unique. Its called Syncro Destiny.
Draw a timeline. Lets Talk. visit my website. Email me. It’s on this system.
What has to happen will happen. The universe unfolds as it should.
Lets Talk.

For those so fussy about the English spelling of word. Spare a thought for those people with dyslexia who are brave enough to venture onto a public blog.

August 10, 2011 at 6:16 am

These stones are a work of darkness. Stonehenge a work of light.
Explanation to my comment: In the picture a star is the guiding factor. Stars appear at night. The night is dark. A time of rest. Stonehenge is about the sun, the seasons, daytime, life time.


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