(WSB-TV) -- ELBERTON, Georgia — Part of a mysterious Georgia monument was destroyed by an explosive device overnight, leading to an active police investigation in Elberton, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The Georgia Guidestones is a 19-foot-tall granite monument that has served as both a tourist attraction and fodder for conspiracy theories since it was erected by anonymous patrons in 1980.
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The monument’s stones are inscribed with what some people interpret as guidelines for future generations and what others see as something more sinister. The monument gets around 20,000 visitors a year.