January 18, 2011

Georgia Guidestones

Elbert County Georgia is home to a mysterious structure known as the Georgia Guidestones, or American Stonehenge. The Pyramid Blue Granite stones were built by the Elberton Granite Finishing Company in 1980 per contract from an unknown individual under the pseudonym R.C. Christian, which is believed to be linked to Rosicrucianism. 

Ten inscriptions are found in eight difference languages on the stones along with a separate explanatory tablet providing guidelines and mention of a time capsule buried below. The stone set is orientated to mark the 18.6 year lunar declination cycle, provides a peering hole to find the North Star, aligns to the Sun solstices and equinoxes, and manages to keep track of the current day of the year by a sun ray passing through the capstone. Many interpreters have claimed the guide stones to be one of the bigger, anonymously built modern monuments. 

We visit the site in person and are met with a bit of an eerie ambiance, adding further to the mystery. Details of the visit can be found here:  Georgia Guidestones