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SKYFOX over Georgia Guidestones after alleged explosion
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) told reporters that preliminary information suggests someone used an explosive device to damage the pillars on Wednesday morning.
A large portion of the structure was damaged and one part was completely destroyed, leading to the full demolition of the granite structure, the GBI said.
In CCTV footage released by authorities on Thursday, a person can be seen running from the scene of the Guidestones during the attack. No suspects have been identified or found however, but the local district attorney has vowed to prosecute what he described as “domestic terrorism” with a possible penalty of 20 années de prison.
Despite being erected in 1980, the Guidestones are sometimes called “America’s Stonehenge” and consist of six granite slabs, each with an inscription in a different language. They have long been the subject of conspiracy theorists.
It is not yet known whether they will be rebuilt.
Online videos propel lightning ‘act of God’ claims
En ligne, known conspiracy theorists have shared their own beliefs about how the Georgia Guidestones monument was damaged, in what authorities have labelled an explosion.
At least one YouTube video seen by L'indépendant suggested the explosion was “an act of God” rather than an act of vandalism because of the partial damage sustained by the granite structure.
Those people have blamed lightning, in an apparent dismissal of what authorities have found and CCTV video showing a vehicle leaving the location shortly after the explosion.
State authorities continue to search for a suspect or suspects.
Remaining pillars were toppled for safety reasons
Elbert County officials made the decision to take down the remainder of the monument for safety reasons.
Here’s footage of that moment:
Unknown origins of monument ‘helped’ fuel conspiracies
Katie McCarthy, a conspiracy theory researcher for the Anti-Defamation League, said in an interview with Radio Nationale Publique that the anyonomity of the person or group who commissioned the Georgia Guidestones has also contributed to wild claims about the granite structure.
“That’s given the guidestones a sort of shroud of mystery around them, because the identity and intent of the individuals who commissioned them is unknown,” she said after the monument was damaged, and demolished.
“And so that has helped over the years to fuel a lot of speculation and conspiracy theories about the guidestones’ true intent.”
Intégré 1980 by a person or group under the pseudonym R.C. Christian, the monument contain inscriptons about humanity, civilisation and other “lessons”. It also acts as a sundial and clock.
Stone conspiracies featured on ‘Last Week Tonight’
In a segment on the Georgia Guidestones on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, comedian John Oliver discussed the claims aired by GOP gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor during her campaign.
The segment referred to claims about the person behind the monument and white supremacism.
CCTV captures a person leaving explosive device
A new video released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shows a person leaving an explosive device at the Georgia Guidestones.
“The video is unclear, but agents are still actively working to identify the person leaving the scene after the explosion,” the authorities said.
Authorities forced to level entire monument after explosion
Authorities have levelled the Georgia Guidestones after the landmark was badly damaged in a bombing attack.
Dramatic footage captured the moment the guidestones were struck by an explosive device at around 4am on Wednesday morning.
Des heures après, demolition crews brought down the giant granite slabs that were still standing, 11Alive reported.
Bevan Hurley reports.
Footage shows explosion that partially destroyed famous US landmark
Explainer: What are the Georgia Guidestones?
le Géorgie Guidestones is a group of stones forming a granite monument in Elbert County, Géorgie, à propos de 90 miles east of Atlanta, 45 miles from Athènes, and seven miles from the town of Elberton, locally known as “the Granite Capital of the World”.
Learn more about the bizarre history of the landmark:
The mysterious origins of ‘America’s Stonehenge’ date all the way back to… 1980
GBI releases image of destroyed landmark
What did the inscription on the stones say?
Written in eight different languages, the stones relayed a ten-part message, purportedly to be instructions for mankind after a cataclysmic event, assumed to be a nuclear war given they were built in 1980.
Puis 10 guidelines are:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
Donald Trump, who backed a GOP gubernatorial candidate in Georgia who called for the Guidestones’ destruction, is depicted in a meme holding a stack of dynamite.
One version of the meme shared on Truth Social days before Wednesday’s attack features the words: “Ready?"
No suspect has been identified or located and an investigation is ongoing.
Photoshopped image appeared amid GOP candidate’s campaign