Mysterious Georgia Guidestones
© 2017 by Linda Moulton Howe
“Be not a cancer on the earth. Leave room for nature. Leave room for nature.”
- Spring Equinox, March 22, 1980,
unveiling of the mysterious Georgia Guidestones
Four blue granite panels 19 feet 3 inches tall, each panel weighing 237,746 pounds, was
mysteriously unveiled on the Spring Equinox of March 22, 1980, with different Earth languages sandblasted on each side of the four granite slabs for a total of eight languages: English,
Russian, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Swahili. Image by Will Folsom.
October 20, 2017 Albuquerque, New Mexico - A lot of Earthfiles viewers ask me about the mysterious Georgia Guidestones. So in this report, I'm sharing my visit to Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County near the South Carolina border in March 1990, when I was producing about world environmental problems for the television series, Earthbeat, broadcast on the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) in Atlanta.
The Georgia Guidestones in Elberton, Georgia, near the South
Carolina border, are 106 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. They are located
on the hilltop farm of Mildred and Wayne Mullenix on Georgia State Highway 77,
7.2 miles north of Elberton Georgia and 1.3 miles south of Hart-Elbert
County Line and 7.8 miles south of Hartwell, Georgia.
Mysterious and Anonymous Benefactor
The mystery of the Georgia Guidestones began in 1979 when an anonymous benefactor calling himself “R. C. Christian” went to Joe H. Fendley, Sr., President of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company with a design for five granite walls to be placed in an X-pattern in an Elberton cow pasture. He said that he represented an out-of-state group that wanted to remain anonymous.
Mr. Christian wanted four of the blue granite slabs to be sandblasted with eight different languages on either side and arranced in an X-pattern around a fifth central granite slab that functions astronomically. Each granite panel is 19 feet 3 inches tall and each weighs 237,746 pounds. The eight languages he specified were Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. Each language says the same thing as moral guides for future evolution of humanity.
The four massive blue granite guidestones X-patter surrounds a fifth central granite slab referred to as the “Gnomen,” which functions astronomically. All were erected on the Spring Equinox of March 22, 1980, in Elbert County, Georgia. Each granite panel is inscribed with the same 20 lines of words in the eight different Earth languages.
Linda Moulton Howe at Georgia Guidestones in March 1990, when she was producing
environmental programming for Earthbeat on Turner's TBS in Atlanta, Georgia. Linda is
standing in front of the granite panel carved in English.
The monument stands on a hilltop at an approximate elevation of 750 feet above sea level, 106 miles northeast of Atlanta and 9 miles north of center down-town Elberton, Georgia.
The mysterious structure is sometimes referred to as an “American Stonehenge,” but the Elbert, Georgia, monument is not circular like the 4,500-years-old and large blue sarcen granite stone circle in England.
Eight languages are sandblasted into the four large, 19-foot-3-inch-tall blue granite slabs in English,
Russian, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Swahili. Each granite panel weighs 119 tons.
Each of the square capstone's four sides have the words, "Let these be guidestones to an age
of reason," in four different languages: Babylonian cuneiform (facing above), classical Greek,
Sanskrit and Egyptian hierogphyics. The 4-sided capstone also has a hole in it that acts as a
daily solar calendar. The central granite panel has a hole drilled to see the North Star.
Square 4-Sided Capstone
in 4 Ancient Languages
The 4-sided capstone lies on top of the five slabs, which are astronomically aligned. An additional stone tablet, which is set in the ground a short distance to the west of the structure, provides some notes on the history and purpose of the guidestones.
West of the five blue granite Guidestones topped by the square capstone is this granite embedded
in the ground with some details about the Georgia Guidestones unveiling on March 22, 1980, the
Spring Equinox, and the graphic that details what is on the 4-sided square capstone in Babylonian Cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Egyptian Hieroglphics that sets atop the
19 feet-3-inch tall panels inscribed with the eight different Earth languages.
Capstone Solar Calendar
and North Star Tracking
The capstone includes a calendar of sorts, where sunlight beams through a 7/8-inch hole at noon (4 below illustration), and shines on the south face of the center stone. As the sun makes its travel cycle, the spot beamed through the hole indicates the day of the year at noon each day. The central granite panel has a hole drilled (3) to see the North Star. The same pillar has a slot (2) carved through it which is aligned with the Sun's solstices and equinoxes, while the huge granite slabs are oriented (1) East to West to track sunrises and sunsets.
The site was chosen because it commands a view to the East and to the West and is within
the range of the Summer and Winter sunrises and sunsets. The stones are oriented in those directions.
The four outer blue granite panels are oriented to mark the limits of the 18.6 year lunar declination cycle. The center column features a hole drilled at an angle from one side to the other, through which can be seen the North Star, a star whose position changes only very gradually over time.
An eye-level, oblique hole was drilled from the south to the north side of the center Gnomen
stone so that the North Star could be seen, allegedly symbolizing constancy and
orientation with the force of nature.
The same pillar has a slot carved through it which is aligned with the Sun's solstices and equinoxes. A 7/8-inch aperture in the capstone allows a ray of sun to pass through at noon each day, shining a beam on the center stone indicating the day of the year.
The same pillar has a slot carved through it which is aligned with the Sun's solstices
and equinoxes. A 7/8-inch aperture in the capstone allows a ray of sun to pass through at noon
each day, shining a beam on the center stone indicating the day of the year. Photo by Dina Eric.
For further information about mysterious stone structures in the world, please see reports in the Earthfiles Archive organized in chronological order from 1999 to 2016 ongoing of which a few are listed here. Also see Mysterious Lights and Crop Circle by Linda Moulton Howe in the Earthfiles Shop.
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— Beyond Stonehenge with Astronomer Gerald Hawkins.
Georgia Guidestones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones
History & Archaeology: Georgia Guidestones: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/georgia-guidestones
10 of the World's Biggest Unsolved Mysteries: https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/photos/10-of-the-worlds-biggest-unsolved-mysteries/georgia-guidestones