Police in Georgia reportedly are investigating an explosion Wednesday targeting the Georgia Guidestones monument, which the state says is known as “America’s Stonehenge.”
Images circulating on social media purportedly show significant damage to the granite tourist attraction in northeastern Elbert County.
The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is among the law enforcement agencies investigating and a bomb squad has been called to the scene, according to Fox5 Atlanta.
“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,” according to a description on the state of Georgia’s tourism website.
“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 tourism website continued.
“The names of four ancient languages are inscribed on the sides near the top: Babylonian cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics, it added. “The Guidestones are mysterious in origin, for no one knows the identity of a group of sponsors who provided its specifications.