In 2009 when my girls and I originally visited the Georgia Guidestones for what turned out to be my initial article on the subject, I discovered a large notch cut out of the top-right corner of the English language Guidestone. Given the considerable amount of vandalism committed over the year prior to our visit, I assumed that the notch was an attempt to topple the monument by freeing the English language Guidestone from the large stainless steel pin securing it to the capstone.
Mart Clamp, whose father sandblasted all of the letters and hieroglyphics onto the granite slabs 30 years previously from that visit, was chiseling away two-part epoxy that had been thrown onto the controversial monument in a recent act of vandalism. I asked Mart about the notch, but he said that he did not know anything about it.
I could find no previous photographs of the notch even though I found photographs taken by other visitors to the site earlier in 2009. Additionally, I found the following video from December, 2008, posted by an anonymous vandal. The notch is not visible on the English language Guidestone at the time of the video.
Elberton Star publisher Gary Jones is a local expert on the granite edifice. While interviewing him in 2009 about the Georgia Guidestones, I mentioned the notch. Gary was not aware of the notch at that time and he told me that he would report my information about it to the local authorities.
On September 11, 2014, I was contacted by a reader, Brian, who had recently visited the Georgia Guidestones. He said that the notch had now been filled with a granite cube etched with the numbers “20” and “14” on the two exposed sides of the cube. Brian sent me the two photos below.
I contacted Gary Jones about the newly added cube and he passed along the information to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department. Whoever placed the cube into the notch did not do it as part of any officially sanctioned activity. It will be interesting to see if the block is removed in the next few days.
The cube appears to be professionally created out of a type of granite similar to the Pyramid Blue granite used to construct the Georgia Guidestones.
Mart Clamp, owner of Clamp Memorials, has the tools, materials and expertise necessary to manufacture the block. When I first met him five years ago, he was chipping away at the monument with a hammer and chisel almost directly underneath the newly created notch, as you can see from the first photo in this blurb. I have tried to contact Mart about the block, but to no avail yet.
“My long-term goal is to build some sort of festival around it, something that would be a weeklong thing that could be held in two or three different spots around Elberton that could really draw in crowds and help the local economy,” Mart said in a New York Times piece published about a year ago.
Given the overt and explicitly apocalyptic nature of the Georgia Guidestones, it is understandable that many people have already expressed alarm over the recent addition to the monument of new component bearing what certainly appears to be the current year. War, social unrest, ebola and global chaos have many people on edge.
Interestingly, the word “Isis” was scribbled all over the monument at about the same time that the “20 14″ cube appeared inserted into the Guidestones’ notch, a notch that had been vacant for five years. The mention of “Isis” alarmed local authorities enough for them to contact the FBI, according to a local news report.
Our initial analysis of the monument five years ago demonstrated a link between it and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. In fact, our analysis introduced the words “caliphate” and “Mahdi” long before they became mainstream with the emergence of ISIS. ISIS declared a caliphate early this summer. And the occult overtones of “ISIS” are obvious.
You can see all of our Georgia Guidestones research here.