ELBERTON, Ga. — An investigation is underway at the mysterious Georgia Guidestones site after pictures show what appears to be rubble at the site and residents reported hearing a “boom.”
The guidestones sit on a site 7 miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77 and are often referred to as an American Stonehenge.
Chris Smith said he took the picture above about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He said he lives about a mile behind the guidestones and didn’t hear anything unusual.
However, some people who live a little closer said they heard and felt an explosion at about 4 a.m.
The viewer who took the pictures above said she lives about 5 miles away and heard a bang at 4 a.m. She said she went back to bed and when she woke up, she saw a Facebook post about an incident at the guidestones and drove by.
One person posted on social media that they heard a boom that shook the house around 4 a.m.
Another post said they heard what they thought was thunder at 4 a.m. and it shook the house.
The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and emergency management officials said they are on-site but did not provide additional details.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case.
We will continue to follow this story and update as we get more information.
What are the Georgia Guidestones?
The following is posted on ExploreGeorgia.org:
“The Georgia Guidestones, Elberton’s most unusual set of granite monoliths, poses a mystery for the numerous visitors who visit the site seven miles north of Elberton on Georgia Highway 77. Known as America’s Stonehenge, this 19-foot high monument displays a 10-part message espousing the conservation of mankind and future generations in 12 languages. The Guidestones also serve as an astronomical calendar, and every day at noon the sun shines through a narrow hole in the structure and illuminates the day’s date on an engraving. The names of four ancient languages are inscribed on the sides near the top: Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics. The Guidestones are mysterious in origin, for no one knows the identity of a group of sponsors who provided its specifications.”