The Guide Stones are built from Granite and weigh in at a little over 276,000 pounds. There is a "10 Commandments" or sorts written in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Whoever wanted to share their message definitely wanted to make sure that someone could interpret it. The Ten Rules found on the Guide Stones are as follows:
According to Wikipedia there was a time capsule buried beneath the monument but the place where the "to be opened date" should be is not filled in and the capsule is missing. This could mean that the capsule was never really there (which seems likely in our opinion) . You can read more about that time capsule on Wikipedia. Until Wikipedia, we hadn't heard of the time capsule, so we can't verify that information or the tablet explaining that it's supposed to be there. If any friends of Crimson live in Georgia, we'd be appreciate of the information.
Other interesting features on the Guide Stones include a channel through the granite that indicate the celestial pole. A horizontal slot that indicates the annual travel of the sun. A place where the sunbeam indicates noon all during the year. A small circle that acts a compass, and four ancient languages: Babylonian (in cuneiform script), Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Ancient Egyptian (in hieroglyphics). All courtesy again of Wikipedia.
What's really interesting to us at Tears of Crimson is the location of these Stones. Why in a remote area of Georgia? One of our researchers was a big Edgar Cayce fan, and it is interesting to note that this location was one of the few that would still be intact if world changes occurred the way he outlined them. If you want to check these out for yourself the physical address is Guidestone Rd NW, GA 30634 which is in Elbert County. They sit on top of one of the highest mountains in Georgia, which I'm assuming was done to protect them from a potential devastating flood.
Another odd little factor is the pseudonym of the man that had them erected, R.C. Christian. This coincides with a religious group called Rosicrucianism, who people compare somewhat with the Free Masons. Depending on who you ask both of these groups are shrouded in mystery and have dark plans for the world. Since our owners grandfather was a Mason, she considers that offensive, we'll let someone else dare to make that judgement.
Whatever you make of these Guide Stones, you have to admit it's a mystery that begs to be uncovered. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this subject, and if you've actually visited the site, please let us know what your theories are. There's definitely a story waiting to be told here!