Visit Georgia and you will see five granite slabs rise in a star pattern. Each of the five granite slabs weighs more than 20 tons. And on top of each of them, there is a capstone. The builder of the stones remain mysterious. Why were they placed there? What does it write?
There are popular opinions, claiming that the purpose of the stones is to give humanity instructions to post-apocalyptic event. They send a message out to the world in eight different current languages, and four extinct ones. For example, you can read the message in Ancient Greek language and in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Here are some popular theories regarding the 10 commandments and mysterious messages.
The creators of the monument remain anonymous and mysterious. The man who conveyed the instructions used a pseudonym. As we said before, the inscriptions come in eight current languages and four extinct ones. The current languages include English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew,, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, and Russian.
Here is the message they send:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature
- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity
- Unite humanity with a living new language
- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials
- Balance personal rights with social duties
- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite
- Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature
Most of the commandments sound nice. But what happens when you read the first two, or the first one especially. Maintaining humanity under 500,000,000 would mean we have to kill over 90% of the current population on Earth. Is it inspired by Brave New World? Or does it suggest a creation of a more perfect race?
Because of some of the messages on the Georgie guide stones, conspiracy theorists have come up with their own ideas. They write about the mystery behind them.
The only man who knows who built them is not telling. He says, “They could put a gun to my head and kill me, I will never reveal his real name”.
The purpose of the inscriptions is not very clear. And that makes a healthy ground for conspiracy theories.
Some theories suggest that the guidestones serve for establishing a totalitarian tribal government. Some even go as far as saying they were Satanic and should be destroyed.
Alex Jones, one of the most famous conspiracy theorists, says that the stones call for culling of humans.
The first two commandments are the problematic ones. They call for limiting human population to 10% of the current population. They also guide “wisely reproduction”. This has led to some people calling the guidestances “a call to genocide” and “the 10 commandments of the Antichrist”.
According to some theorists, the dimensions of the stones are the height in feet of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which is now the world’s tallest tower. That suggests that builders knew of plans to build a new Tower of Babel, ushering in the dawning of a new era in which man can become God.
The instructions of the stones are not the only mysterious aspect. There are also some astro-physical instructions. The stones give messages, and their arrangement was meant to be a Stonehenge like astronomical device.
According to some theories, the man commissioned to build them had to seek outside help to make them a reality.
The astrological specifications are so complex, they had to seek help of astronomers to help implement the design.
The four outer stones were to be oriented based on the limits of the sun’s yearly migration. The center column needed two precisely calibrated features, one is a hole through which the North Star would be visible at all times, and a slot that was to align with the position of the rising sun during the solstices and equinoxes.
Today, astronomers say the features are crude, calling them “an abacus compared to Stonehenge’s computer”.
Unveiled in March, 1980, the stones remain a mystery in many ways. The man who supposedly built them called himself R.C. Christian. It is a secret only Wyatt Martin, the banker who acted as his agent knows it. And he wants to take that secret to his grave.
He says, “He told me, 'If you were to tell who put the money up for this, it wouldn't be a mystery any more, and no one would come and read it.' That had to be part of the attraction, to get people to come and read his 10 rules that he came up with”.
And it seems that people in Elberton, just 100 miles east of Atlanta, love the mystery. They are proud of their eccentric landmark that brings tourists in.
More than 30 years of its dedication, the monument draws the attention of conspiracy theorists and tourists.
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