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The Mysterious Georgia Guidestones, Where Did They Come From and What Do They Mean?

Updated on May 7, 2012

The mysterious Georgia Guidestones is a huge monument created from granite which sits in a portion of county-owned land in Elberton, Georgia of the United States. It sits on the top of a hill, the tallest point in Elberton, 90 miles to the East of Atlanta, Georgia. Carved into the monumental stones are ten guidelines written in 8 modern day languages and 4 ancient languages, including Egyptian hieroglyphs, Babylonian, Sanskrit and Greek.


The guidelines

The messages or guidelines inscribed on the slabs are written in Russian, Hindi, English, Hebrew, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Swahili. Each language has its own slab face , there are two languages on each stone. The following are the ten guidelines inscribed:

-Unite humanity with a living new language-

-Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature-

-Guide reproduction wisely, improving fitness and diversity-

-Rule passion, faith, tradition and all things with tempered reason-

-Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court-

-Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts-

-Balance personal rights with social duties-

-Avoid petty laws and useless officials-

-Be not a cancer of the earth, leave room for nature-

-Prize truth, beauty, love, seeking harmony with the infinite-

The design

Standing 19 feet and 3 inches tall, the “American Stonehenge” as it is often called, consists of over 240,000 lbs of granite. The monument stands erected with one slab in the middle, four slabs around the outside, and one slab that lays flat on the top across the five- The stones are aligned astronomically.

A final stone, a tablet, sits buried within the ground a little ways from the structure to the West. Its purpose being to provide some details as to the reason and history of the stones.

The dimensions of the stones have been compared to the Burj Khalifa, a building in Dubai that stakes its claim as the highest building throughout the world. It is said that the stones predicted this building, which was erected 30 years later. It is comparable to the Tower of Babel, a biblical building.

The creator

The only thing that is known about the creator of the Georgia Guidestones is that a man under the false name of R.C. Christian paid a granite company in Elberton to construct the monument during June of 1979.


The ground information tablet

The flat ground tablet to the West is unique all in itself. Listed on it are the explanations of the languages and a little bit of history/physical features about the stones. There is also mention of a time capsule that is supposedly buried beneath the slab, yet there is no further information about its existence. A date space for when the capsule was buried or supposed to be dug up is present, but left blank. The slab sits so that each corner coordinates with North, East, South and West. Oddly, words on the stone are misspelled and punctuation is used improperly.

The information written on the tablet claim that the middle stones were put up in March of 1980. Inside a square this message is written:

“Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason”

This is also rewritten in the 4 ancient languages around the edges of the tablet.

The astronomical aspects of the stones are written on the tablet: indicated by a channel through stone, the celestial pole, horizontal slots, annual sun travel, capstone sunbeam, marks time during the year. The author name is listed as R.C. Christian, A pseudonyn (misspelled on the tablet). Sponsors are listed as "A small group of Americans who seek the Age of Reason."

It is also inscribed that more info can be found at the Granite Museum and Exhibit in Elberton.


What does the astrology alignment mean?

The four slabs mark the outliers of the lunar year’s 18.6-year declination cycle. The slab in the middle has a hole in which the North star can be viewed with no relation to time. It also has slots that are lined up with the equinox and solstice of the sun. The slab laying flat across the top has a hole in it that allows just a single ray of sunlight to shine through it at exactly noon everyday, which illuminates the middle stone and represents the days of the year.

What people are saying about the Georgia Guidestones

There are many famous people who have commented on the stones, such as Yoko Ono, who believes that the guidelines are a positive thing, something to be reckoned with. Yet, still others , conspiracy theorists and preachers, say that the stones are related to the Antichrist, satin and evil. They claim that these stones represent a group of people who aim to control the world with New World Orders and evil doings - as seen in 2008 when an activist spray painted “Death to the New World Order” and other slurs onto the stones.

So, what do you believe?


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    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from California

      Carolyn, thanks for reading and sharing! Im glad you liked it. :)

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from California

      Suzette, there is not a whole lot of solid/specific information available about the exact time it took to build. The most common theory is that it was built over a period of time from October 1979, through March of 1980. Strange that nobody saw it during that time though. Thanks for reading!

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from California

      Phyllis, I agree they are strange, that's exactly what drew me to them. According to history, they were there since 1979. It is hard to believe that though, seeing as how I had never heard of them while growing up in Georgia. It does seem that way about the OPWO doesn't it? Im glad you found it interesting, thanks for reading :)

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      These stones are very strange -- I have never heard of them before. How long have they been there? Whatever their purpose is, it sounds to me like OPWO -- or, a One Person World Order. It has the mark of a dictator on it. Very interesting hub.

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is interesting but I have never heard of these before reading this. Did these just appear over-night? Thanks for an interesting and informative hub about them.

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      Carolyn Emerick 

      4 years ago

      great article! You provided a lot of great information! I shared it with my hub followers :-)

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from California

      Your quite welcome! Thanks for reading :)

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oddly I have never heard of these. Thanks for the tour and information.

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      Hello Kara, No, I have not heard of the series, its sounds very interesting though! I will definitely have to check it out! Thanks for the information, and thanks for reading my hub!

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      5 years ago

      Have you heard of the online series "Guidestones"? It explores the NWO conspiracy around the Georgia Guidestones. It takes a while to really get into it, but it's awesome once it does.

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      You are correct as well MyWiki. They are definitely read differently. Perhaps those words should be the main focus, instead of a giant mystery, perhaps a simple, but obvious message was the intent. Good observation. Thanks for reading!

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      6 years ago

      There will be always different views from different sides and interests.

      Maybe the messages written on them should be the main consideration - "for a better world".-

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Bearnmom, Thank you for reading!

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      Laura L Scotty 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Thank you for a well researched and written hub that depicts a new imagery. I was not aware of this phenomena and applaud your work in bringing it to the attention of the reading world.

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Suzette, They definitely want us to think about something, but I wish they wouldn't be so mysterious about it, get on with it already is what I say! Enough with all the puzzles and riddles. Glad you were able to learn something new. Thanks for reading!

    • daborn7 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Viquar, I agree that it is someone involved in the NWO, and I am def not a theorist, but I can spot a duck when I see one! Whoever put them there and why though, is the real question! Thanks for reading!

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      I think someone or some group is trying to make us think. I think it is food for thought. I don't see it as evil - I consider it more positive also. Perhaps I'm naïve. I have never heard of these guidestones before this hub, so I thank you for a very informative hub - they do remind me of stonehenge, in England. Perhaps someone is trying to get our attention!

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      6 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      The message is clearly an NWO footprint. There's no doubt about it.

      Guys, don't call me an NWO conspiracy theorist, do your own research.


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