Officials in Georgia released CCTV footage showing an explosion that destroyed a set of mysterious “Guidestones” in Elbert County on the morning of July 6.
The Georgia Guidestones were erected in 1980 and comprised several granite monoliths with a “10-part message espousing the conservation of mankind and future generations in 12 languages,” according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. It is also an astronomical calendar.
The Georgia Guidestones have been the subject of conspiracy theories, and have most recently been targeted by fringe Georgia gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor, who alleges the monument is tied to a “Luciferian Cabal.” Taylor pledged to “demolish” the monument as a major part of her campaign platform, and on July 6 tweeted that “God” was responsible for “striking down the Satanic Guidestones.”
On Wednesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released surveillance footage it said was taken around 4 am that captures a large explosion at the site of the Georgia Guidestones. Officials also provided the public with separate CCTV video that showed a vehicle in the area. The agency confirmed that for safety reasons, the Guidestones were “completely demolished.” Credit: Georgia Bureau of Investigation via Storyful