GBI investigating explosion at Georgia Guidestones monument

Georgia monument that some called satanic damaged by bomb
Georgia Guidestones Blast

ELBERTON, Ga. (AP) — A rural Georgia monument has been bombed, damaging one of four granite panels that some people have dubbed “America’s Stonehenge.”

The bombing comes weeks after a Republican candidate for governor claimed the Georgia Guidestones are satanic and called for their demolition.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the monument near Elberton was damaged by an explosive device.

Pictures show one of four stone panels in rubble on the ground.

The roadside attraction was built from local granite in 1980. It’s 19-feet-high and bears messages in eight languages for living in an “age of reason.”

If you have information you’re asked to call, the Elbert County S.O. at (706) 283-2421 or the GBI at (706) 552-2309. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477)

Here’s the statement from the GBI:

The GBI and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an explosion that destroyed the Georgia Guidestones near Elberton, GA. The preliminary information indicates that unknown individuals detonated an explosive device at around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6th.

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to discover the explosion destroyed a large portion of the structure. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to assist with the investigation. GBI EOD are on scene conducting their examination of the site.

Have info? Contact the Elbert County S.O. at (706) 283-2421 or the GBI at (706) 552-2309. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-on, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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