About 180 kilometers from the city of Atlanta, a mysterious four-stone monument stands on a hill in Elbert County in the US state of Georgia, which has been a mystery since its construction in 1980. Because engraved on the stelae are crude inscriptions in eight languages, which give conspiracy theorists the wildest speculations. Be it the Ten Commandments of the Modern Era or an appeal by the Illuminati to a new world order, and others claim that the Georgia Guidestones are no less than an American Stonehenge.
With all speculations, the inscriptions on the four 5.87 meter high and around 20 tons heavy symmetrically arranged stone tablets are at least confusing, if not unsettling – especially since according to various sources on the net it is unknown who ordered and financed the guidestones.
Ten strange messages
What do the 10 messages on the Georgia Guidestones mean?
The ten messages, all of which are in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Ancient Chinese, and Russian, are no less puzzling:
- “Keep mankind under 500,000,000 in constant equilibrium with nature.”
- “Unite humanity with a new language.”
- “Control reproduction wisely – to improve fitness and diversity.”
- “Master passion – belief – tradition and all things with moderate reason.”
- “Protect people and nations through fair laws and just courts.”
- “Let all nations settle their own affairs internally and settle international disputes before a world judge.”
- “Avoid petty laws and useless officials.”
- “Create a balance between personal rights and social obligations.”
- “Worthy truth – beauty – love – in the search for harmony with the infinite.”
- “Don’t be a cancer on earth – leave space for nature – leave space for nature.”
Who is behind the pseudonym RC Christian?
A motto is also written on the monument in ancient Greek, Babylonian cuneiform, Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphics:Let these be guidestones to an age of reason.“ In German: “Leave this (meant highestprobably the stone tablets, note. d. Red.) Be the guiding stones in an age of reason. ”A blackboard also gives an indication of an ominous time capsule that is supposed to be buried under the guidestones.
As the creator and author of the Guidestones, a certain RC Christian is named on a stone, but with the hint that this is a “pseudonym”. Yes, not a pseudonym, but obviously deliberately misspelled pseudonyn. What this is about remains as puzzling as the true identity of the man. According to the US website “Wired”, Elberton Granite Finishing confirmed that it was a man. There was a man there in 1979 who called himself Robert C. Christian and had clear ideas about the monument to be erected. The stones should, according to “Wired”, be made to survive a disaster so that people could create a new, better civilization based on the messages.
Guidestones are “compass, calendar and clock” at the same time
The job also seemed strange to the company, but given the seriousness (and willingness to pay) of the man, they got involved in the project. The contact person for RC Christian was the banker Wyatt Martin, whom Elberton Granite Finishing had brought together with the ominous and always elegantly dressed gentleman. According to “Wired” Martin had entered into a confidentiality agreement that prohibited him from ever revealing the true identity. The banker sticks to this to this day.
For many, however, the pseudonym was cause for speculation. So it says on the nebulous website “Transinformation”, RC stands for “Rose and Cross”, which in turn points to the mystical religious order of the Rosicrucians.
The construction of the guidestones also presented the stone-based company Elberton Granite Finishing with challenges, both in terms of dimensions and details. The company also had to seek help from an astronomer, the plans were so sophisticated in terms of alignment, etc. Finally, the monument was described by the certain RC Christian as a “compass, calendar and clock”. And indeed: In the guide stones, various important calendar events such as solstices and day and night matches were taken into account in a precise manner.
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Why the monument is so unsettling
In an inscription on the monument, “A small group of Americans who seek the age of reason” is named as the donor for the Guidestones. Some believe that only the Illuminati could be behind it, as this and numerous other websites are firmly convinced.
Of course, there is also speculation as to how the mysterious inscriptions on the stones are to be interpreted, and above all the first two messages made many doubt the benevolent aims of the secret group. After all, humanity, which has already grown to billions, should be limited to a maximum of 500,000,000. Does that mean that much of humanity should be eliminated to make way for a new elite that has control over everything, from reproduction to law to language? An analogy to the Nazis was quickly seen, which is why the Guidestones are rightly not a classic attraction.
And then there is this requirement, which the monument must have according to RC Christian: namely that it must be so robust that it can survive a catastrophe. But who could be responsible for this? Is the “small group of Americans who seek the age of reason” planning this catastrophe themselves? Or does it just assume one? One thing is certain: the guidestones imply that there will be a kind of apocalypse without naming a specific point in time. And speaking of the date: two dates are strangely missing. The space on the stones for the date of the placement of the time capsule was left empty – as was the time at which the capsule should be opened.
Yoko wrote a song about the Guidestones
The other “commandments” were also dismantled by conspiracy theorists, among other things, the work of the devil was mentioned, which had been commissioned by a group of Satanists. Others see the X, which forms the monument from the air, as a landing site for UFOs.
The fact is: The Guidestones leave so much room for interpretation that esotericists, self-proclaimed witches, ufologists and other followers of strange theories find the perfect projection surface for their sometimes very confused worldviews. John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono also referred to the Guidestones: In the song “Georgia Stone”, in which she sings the tenth message, “Don’t be a cancer on earth – leave space for nature – leave space for nature”.
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Banker Wyatt Martin, who got to know RC Christian personally, does not want to comment on the wild theories. All he said to “Wired” was that the man looked “decent and honest”.
Even after the construction of the guidestones, Martin was still in contact with Christian, most recently around the turn of the millennium. He thinks “Wired” quotes him that the man has meanwhile died. He probably took his secret to the grave.