Georgia Guidestones: The Doomsday Monument

May 13, 2015 6 comments

The Georgia Guidestones is one of America’s strangest monument located on the highest hilltop in Elbert County, Georgia. It consist of four massive slabs of polished granite arranged in the N-S and E-W direction around a central column and topped by a capstone. Each slab is 19 feet tall and weighs 20 tons. Written on the four slabs are ten commandments left by the monument's anonymous sponsors, who refer to themselves only as "a small group of Americans who seek the age of reason". The monument was erected on March 1980 and built by the Elberton Granite Finishing Company, but nobody knows exactly who commissioned it. The only clues to its origin is another stone tablet, set in the ground a short distance from the structure, that provides some notes on the history and purpose of the Guidestones.


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The message engraved on the slabs consist of a set of ten guidelines or principles, written in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. These languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.

The guidelines are:

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.


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The strange monument was commissioned by an individual who identified himself as R. C. Christian, but it was not his real name. This well-dressed stranger walked into the office of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company one Friday afternoon in 1979 and announced that he wanted to build a granite monument to deliver a message to humanity. The gentlemen explained to the now deceased Joe Fendley, then president of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company, that the monument had to be capable of withstanding the most catastrophic events, so that humanity would be able to use those guides to reestablish themselves.

Believing the man to be a practical joker, Joe Fendley dismissed Mr. Christian and sent him looking for Wyatt C. Martin, then president of the Granite City Bank. According to Wired, Mr. Christian revealed his true identity to Mr. Martin, which was necessary for the bank to process the funds, but swore the banker to secrecy.

Christian told Martin that his group had been planning this project for more than 20 years, and they wished to remain anonymous. He explained that keeping their identity a secret, will allow people to be not distracted from the monument and its meaning.

Within a few weeks, Christian had wired money to the bank and brought in a wooden model of the monument to Fendley, and the quarrying and construction had begun.


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The astrological specifications for the Guidestones were so complex that Fendley had to ask an astronomer from the University of Georgia to help implement the design. The four outer stones are oriented to mark the limits of the lunar declination cycle. The center column features a hole through which the North Star can be see. The same pillar has a slot carved through it which is aligned with the Sun's solstices and equinoxes. Another aperture in the capstone allows sun rays to pass through at noon each day, shining a beam on the center stone indicating the day of the year.

But it was the messages that stirred up controversy. The first commandment instructs humanity to cull its population to under half a billion, which meant wiping out all but one-thirteenth of the world’s people. Equally disturbing is the second commandment that asks people to reproduce wisely, “improving fitness and diversity”, which reeks of the Nazi’s Aryan ideology. The last six messages are actually pretty rational, even though do sound they homily.

The mysterious nature of the monument has drawn visitors and conspiracy theorists of all kind. Some people have praised the inscribed messages while others have labeled them as the "Ten Commandments of the Antichrist". Some suggest the Guidestones is a place for occult ceremonies and devil worship, and that R. C. Christian belonged to "a Luciferian secret society". Consequently, the monument has been subjected to several instances of vandalism.

Being located on top of a small hill, the Guidestones are readibly visible from Georgia Highway 77, and continues to attract a steady stream of visitors.


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Sources: Discover Magazine / Wired / / Wikipedia

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  1. On the last photo: "Jesus will return and destroy this" Right, as if Jesus ever returns this would be on his list of things to do on earth! LOL

  2. "which meant wiping out one-thirteenth of the world’s people"
    The author makes a mistake here. It should have read "which meant wiping out ALL BUT one-thirteenth of the world’s people" or in other words, 12/13ths of the world's population (92%) would have to be eliminated. Of course, the population is no longer at 6.5 Billion (as these numbers suggest), thus the updated numbers would be closer to 13/14ths of the world's population would have to be eliminated (leaving just one-fourteenth remaining).

  3. I made the same mistake. Re-read that section. He did say ALL BUT one-thirteenth. People need to thoroughly study secret societies. Here's a starting list: Jason Society, Knights of Malta, Knights Templar, Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Fabian Society, Skull & Bones, Masons.People in these organizations, at the top, are dangerous to our freedom and very lives. Shine the light of exposure on them and watch them scuttle away like a New York cockroach.

  4. This all seems very reasonable and prudent and most of all timely. The evidence of the zealous graffitti scrawled on these magnificent 'Guidestones' is testament (no pun) that we ourselves will bring about our own end as a result of our vast spiritual differences. It is happening NOW. All of us will suffer.
    The 'end' will be a product of all of this and we all will suffer a 'religous' world-wide war. Thus we have the capabilty to cull our own species. I suspect that these 'Guidestones' are akin to the 'Ten Commandments.' It's good that they are were delivered anonymously, otherwise we would have another 'Moses' to worship and manufacture myth around.

  5. It doesn't say to kill anyone, why is the first conclusion always that the first messsage must be "kill a load of people?" I think we do a good enough job of it ourselves anyway. The rest of the messages seem perfectly rational to me it seems more like a note to future surviors in case the worst happened. Maybe we should look at this as a reason to be better now?

  6. interesting that I'm just reading about these slabs in 2020.... the world was trying to make the first prediction come true....


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