Tragedy struck the town of Elberton, GA. early Wednesday morning. Around 4:00 am on July 6, 2022, the Georgia Guidestones were severely damaged by an explosive device.

Thankfully, nobody was injured as a result of the blast. However, one of the four 19-foot slabs of granite was destroyed. The remaining stones were deemed unsafe after the explosion by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

Since the capstone used for stabilizing the monument was damaged, the GBI authorized the knocking over of the remaining stones to prevent any possible injuries.

The Georgia Guidestones were constructed in 1980 by a man named “R.C. Christian”, a pseudonym of the anonymous donor. The structure was considered by many to be the “America’s Stonehenge” and attracted visitors from around the world.

The Guidestones featured inscriptions of 10 precepts and carved in eight languages including English, Spanish, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Swahili.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation called on Lewis Transcontinental, a trucking and logistics company based in Elberton, GA, with an urgent request to help remove the stones from the property.

With the help of our experienced team and drivers, we had trucks ready to help the community of Elberton and began transporting the remains of the Georgia Guidestones to an undisclosed location.

Georgia Guidestones being lifted for removal
Georgia Guidestones being carefully placed on trailer
Where Georgia Guidestones used to stand tall
Beginning to load the Georgia Guidestones onto our flatbed trailer
Lewis Transcontinental hauling the stones away