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Lightning struck the Georgia Guidestones

Lightning, not sabotage, is the most likely thing to have damaged the Georgia Guidestones, leading to their demolitiion.

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Authorities demolished the Georgia Guidestones before sunset yesterday, after something – authorities said it was a bombshattered one of them. They also have released video footage – low-quality footage, which might (or might not) be all their surveillance cameras can record. But a frame-by-frame review completely falsifies the official narrative. No bomb brought that stone down, Lightning did. Furthermore, that the authorities demolished the rest of the Stones so quickly, smacks of destroying evidence. More to the point, we can now legitimately ask ourselves whether the lightning strike was an act of God.

Round up the usual suspects!

First, who can forget the immortal lines of Actor Claude Rains, as Captain Louis Renault, in Casablanca (1942)?1

Major Strasser has been killed. Round up the usual suspects.

The Mainstream Media, in collaboration with (if not under the orders of) the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (if not an even higher, perhaps foreign authority), are doing this precise thing. NBC News, NPR, Axios, and PBS all are saying the same thing. Which is: some person or persons unknown, placed and detonated high explosives at the base of one of the Stones. The explosion brought that stone down, and a chunk fell off the capstone, perhaps because it lost its support. The mishap so weakened the rest of the structure that authorities had to knock it down.

True enough, many of us called the Stones “satanic.” For instance, we have this tweet from Kandiss Taylor, who tried for the Republican nomination in the 2022 Governor’s race.

God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do. That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones.

She once pledged that, if the people made her Governor, she would order the Guidestones’ destruction.


On the other hand, Chris Kubas, Executive Vice-President of the Elbert Granite Association, said this:

If you didn’t like it, you didn’t have to come see it and read it. But unfortunately, somebody decided they didn’t want anyone to read it.

What does he mean, somebody? WHO!? Again, rounding up the usual suspects.

We now have the footage!

For their part, the GBI finally released video footage of what they said was a blast.

These tweets show, in order:

  • A silver car, probably a two-door coupe, having a moonroof, driving away from the scene;
  • The alleged explosion, and
  • A photograph of the site after a tracked Diesel shovel knocked down the rest of the Stones.

We also have an unofficial clip of the mishap,

and video from a local TV station.


For everyone’s information, the Elbert Granite Association placed surveillance cameras on the scene at least back in 2014. They did this after someone spray-painted several slogans on one or more of the pillars.

Here are two video clips CNAV downloaded in the interest of historical preservation:

So what struck one of the Guidestones, partially pulverizing it and weakening the rest? This resulted, either from an act of sabotage or a “natural” event. The GBI is pushing the sabotage theory hard, though they have no suspects – yet. But with sabotage, one would expect those cameras to have caught the saboteur(s) in the act. The GBI has a car leaving the scene, but not driving to the scene. Nor does any frame before the mishap show either wire or clock or soft white mound. That last would be C-4, the plastic explosive of choice.

Furthermore, why did the GBI knock the structure down in one day? Even “safety reasons” need not rush an investigation to that degree.

The case for lightning

This leaves a natural event. Recall that witnesses heard something go “bang,” and it shook their homes. That explains the first reports of an earthquake – except that people feel an earthquake hundreds of miles away.


This gallery holds ten frames from the Plymouthian tweet.

Notice the street lamp in the background. Why does it suddenly glow brighter at the moment of the alleged blast? Because that’s no blast. No blast will brighten the light. A light shines brighter when it gets more “juice.” That “juice” had to come from somewhere. Moreover it vanished as quickly as it came.

One thing is most likely to have done all these things, with no sign of anything untoward before the mishap. That thing is lightning. At least one other observer reported a purple hue near where the dust flew. Lightning can produce a purple color. That indicates either high energy or air particles.

AccuWeather produced this short video describing purple lightning, which one usually sees above the clouds, not on the ground.

Again: a bomb would leave traces, and would not brighten the light. Lightning would do the reverse.

Furthermore, why haven’t authorities released more footage? Why haven’t they said they had video of any saboteur(s)? And why did they knock the Stones down before sunset? Can they have possibly gathered evidence that quickly? CNAV doubts it.


Lightning as an act of God

Kandiss Taylor, of course, left no doubt that she considered the strike against the Stones an act of God. Could it be? True, that stone didn’t fall down by itself. Lightning is a fact of nature. So those who don’t believe in God might quickly attribute a lightning strike to a random event.

But such skeptics have another problem. Why didn’t lightning strike the Stones sooner than yesterday? After at least one, maybe two, acts of vandalism, the Stones have been under surveillance. But the Elbert Granite Association didn’t think to place lightning rods around the sculpture. They didn’t do it because they had no reason to fear a lightning strike.

Or maybe they should have. Recall this key verse from the First Book of the Kings:

Then he gave a sign on the same day, saying, “This is the sign which the LORD has spoken: ‘Behold, the altar shall be torn to pieces and the ashes which are on it shall be poured out.’”

1 Kings 13:3, NASB

As CNAV covered yesterday, the Georgia Guidestones held Ten Anti-commandments, for lack of a better phrase. They spoke of drastic population reduction and suppression, eugenics, and one language. That last recalls the Babel Incident (Genesis 11:1-9). Did God conclude that He needed to teach a certain lesson a second time? You decide.


1Directed by Michael Curtiz; with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, et al. Warner Bros. Pictures, 1942.

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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.

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