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A VISIT TO MYSTERIOUS MONUMENTS IN GEORGIA BRINGS STRANGE FEELINGS, STRANGER HISTORY
Spirit Daily ^ | July 28 2011 | Michael H Brown

Posted on 07/28/2011 12:11:03 PM PDT by johngrace

A VISIT TO MYSTERIOUS MONUMENTS IN GEORGIA BRINGS STRANGE FEELINGS, STRANGER HISTORY

We have to admit there's an unnerving sensation at those monoliths known as the "Georgia Guidestones."

We visited them on Monday, and while at first they seemed innocuous (plus, at first glance, smaller perhaps than one might expect), an oppressive atmosphere soon enough envelopes one the longer one lingers surveyinging these stones that aren't so small or undaunting once one is at the base (and in the shadow) of them.

Widely described as the most mysterious monuments in the United States, or as "America's Stonehenge," the guidestones were ordered and financed in June of 1979 by a group that to this day remains a secret.

Now in the custody of Elberton County and located 8.7 miles north of a small city by the same name -- about 93 miles northeast of Atlanta, in the middle of a rural "nowhere" -- they consist of four "pyramid blue" granite megaliths (the tallest 19 feet and three inches) set in a paddle-wheel arrangement around a central stone that's surmounted by a capstone -- the rocks finely finished and set, creating a formation that's sixty-five feet in diameter, weighing a total of 237,746 pounds.

The stones are placed in an exquisitely astronomical design and have "mail slot" and round openings such that the sun pours through them at the equinox or solstice while the North Star is always visible through the alignment of another hole and at noon each day the sun beams through yet another aperture (this in the capstone) that illuminates the day of the year on the central column.

It's not exactly the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, but pound for pound it's as puzzling -- and, perhaps, occultic.

It was in 1979 that a well-dressed and obviously educated man who went by the pseudonym of Robert C. (R. C.) Christian entered town and approached Joe H. Fendley Sr., president of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company, saying he represented an unnamed group that wanted to erect a monument. He explained that the plans had been in the works for twenty years with highly specific and technical design.

At first treated as an eccentric, that changed when "Mr. Christian" next sought the assistance of a local banker, Wyatt Martin, president of Granite City Bank, who became his intermediary -- and the only one who due to legal requirements was allowed to know his true name (though not the group he represented).

Mysterious? According to a plaque that's now at the site, "Christian" insisted that the banker sign a confidentiality agreement "for perpetuity," saying he and his group "wished to remain anonymous forever." He arrived in Georgia from various cities and wired money from different banks (his first down payment was $10,000 for a structure that cost in the six figures, a payment that had convinced Fendley he was serious).

The monuments were finished and dedicated in 1980 as four hundred locals looked on (although no one knows if Mr. Christian, who said he had chosen that pseudonym because he was a Christian, was among the onlookers).

He chose Elberton, it is said, because it has excellent granite, a mild climate, and the heritage of a great-grandmother who was a native Georgian.

Just west of the stones is a larger plaque set in the ground above a time capsule that's buried six feet below.

It's one thing that these strange stone structures (the largest and most exquisite project in the history of Elberton, which is the "world's granite capital") would be so precisely aligned with astronomical bodies, and so solid (Christian wanted them to survive any disaster), but what has captivated everyone from Yoko Ono to alarmed Christian fundamentalists are the messages.

For etched in the capstone on all four sides (in classical Greek, hieroglyphics, Babylonian cuneiform, and Sanskrit) are the word "Let These Be Guidestones to Reason," and on the supporting megaliths -- in eight languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Russian, Hindi, and Swahili) -- what some call New Age commandments for those who survive some sort of future apocalypse.

What they say precisely is:

"MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE

"GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY -- IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY

"RULE PASSION -- FAITH -- TRADITION -- AND ALL THINGS WITH TEMPERED REASON

"PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS. LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES IN A WORLD COURT. AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS.

"BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH SOCIAL DUTIES

"PRIZE TRUTH -- BEAUTY -- LOVE -- SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE

"BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH -- LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE -- LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE"

While one can easily see the benefits of some of those points (the Vatican itself has extolled preservation of God's Creation, and the benefits, to a certain degree, of globalism), the messages had a distinct libertarian occult esthesis.

Some have gone so far as to fear that the monuments set forth the tenets of a new world order and anti-christ.

We'll be delving into these issues in coming articles.

Let's say this for now:

There is coincidence.

As we were about to leave the site (after spreading Holy Water, and fighting off a growing foreboding feeling), a very low, dark cloud suddenly moved over the monument -- the only such dark cloud we saw that day (we drove 584 miles).

This is cow country. Where there are no farms, or granite companies, there are rural homes.

So prevalent is the granite that it's even used on commercial road signs.

It was certainly the most inexpensive spot that could have been chosen for megaliths of granite.

Ironically, it is also deep Bible Belt: all kinds of Baptist churches abound (there are 26 in the city, and more in surrounding towns).

From these ranks, perhaps, came those who have spray-painted it in protest of the "anti-christ" ("No one-world government," a splash of now erased graffiti once said; "Jesus will beat u satanist," said another). Meanwhile, there is even a recipe for conducting rituals there.

Across the road from the monuments is a house owned by an impoverished 43-year-old grandmother named Linda Crew who told us she has often seen strange lights at night at the monument flashing in the middle.

This was also mentioned by Jeffrey Allen [right], her son.

He has seen the mysterious lights twice, the first time two years ago, the second a year later. He says it was like a "glow" coming from the center, and while at first he assumed it was flashlights (again they were flashing), he says the second time he observed them for five minutes and drove up to see what they were, finding nothing and no one. "I actually got in my car, drove there, got out, and walked up there," he says of the site, which has parking space for half a dozen cars.

Rituals? It is well known that occultists have conducted ceremonies here, and a witch and warlock were even married at the monument. Linda claims to have seen the KKK there.

Strangely, there was a report in a secular magazine saying that one of the granite workers who etched the lettering for the moment, Charlie Clamp, heard "strange music and disjointed voices" when he was working on the stones (when we called Charlie, who is now too hard of hearing to take to the telephone, his wife denied this). The monuments also have been featured on channels like Discovery.

Reporting is one thing. Curiosity is another (we don't necessarily suggest a visit there). Jeffrey Allen claims that there have been times when folks have witnessed other peculiar phenomena. "It can be hot and no wind and a lot of people say they can see hay hovering above the monuments," he asserted, indicating sort of a whirlwind.

Strange universe! When we phoned a local expert, Phyliss Brooks [right], who's president of the Elberton Chamber of Commerce, she confirmed that there have been witches there but that her organization "looks at the monuments for the craftsmanship. We don't get caught up in the good or bad or evil or whatever."

We'll explore a bit more on Mr. "R. C. Christian" next.

For now, a final observation.

Within a dozen miles of the monuments are at least six billboards (one a double) with a phone number to call if one wants to advertise. Admittedly, the numbers are as large as we have ever seen; also admittedly, it is a real number, and not any indication that the company with the phone number is nefarious.

It is just another coincidence, another peculiar aspect of Elberton.

The phone number contains five "666s" (three in a row), and stand outs, except for the monoliths themselves, as the most prominent feature of the gently sloping terrain.


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I read about this before but note at end of article what the residents see at night.
1 posted on 07/28/2011 12:11:07 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: johngrace

http://www.spiritdaily.com/guidestones1.htm


2 posted on 07/28/2011 12:12:01 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: johngrace
"MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE

"GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY -- IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY

"RULE PASSION -- FAITH -- TRADITION -- AND ALL THINGS WITH TEMPERED REASON

"PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS. LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES IN A WORLD COURT. AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS.

"BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH SOCIAL DUTIES

"PRIZE TRUTH -- BEAUTY -- LOVE -- SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE

"BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH -- LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE -- LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE"

Yeah, that sounds like Ted Turner

3 posted on 07/28/2011 12:15:41 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Palter

LOl!!


4 posted on 07/28/2011 12:16:49 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: Palter

I’m guessing some rich guy decided to screw with the population and I’m sure the local chamber of commerce has no problem with the rubes hanging around and spending a few bucks in town.

If I had the money to waste, I’d definitely do something similar.


5 posted on 07/28/2011 12:19:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Palter

AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS.”

Well one of about 8 or 9 ain’t bad....


6 posted on 07/28/2011 12:21:42 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: johngrace

SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE ... and other similar idiocy.

What unmitigated, liberal, new age, meaningless, ignorant, lunatic, communist clap trap!

I dropped an IQ point just visiting that website! Made to look like the Drudge Report to boot!


7 posted on 07/28/2011 12:22:01 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: cripplecreek
... the local chamber of commerce has no problem with the rubes hanging around and spending a few bucks in town.

... and adorning the eyesore with inverted, circularly inscribed pentagrams!

8 posted on 07/28/2011 12:24:15 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: johngrace

On a TV show I once saw they were speculating that the mysterious donor was Ted Turner- it sounds like the type of sophomoric drivel that usually comes out of his pie-hole

“Govern Wisely”
“Keep in Tune with Nature”
“Wash your hands before eating”

um... yeah thanks OK


9 posted on 07/28/2011 12:25:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Palter; johngrace

Hee! Hee!

I agree! The mysterious stranger was in the employ of Ted Turner.


10 posted on 07/28/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: johngrace

What a BS article. There is nothing very impressing about these stones at all or all that mysterious either. They are created by the same type of left-wing kooks we have infesting this planet all over. To compare them to the pyramids of Giza is monumental stupidity. The platitudes written on them is childish and evil even being that they imply genocide.

Though as mentioned in the article, it would not be surprising at all if the terrorist wing of the democrat party (KKK) has been seen worshipping there.


11 posted on 07/28/2011 12:28:33 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe someone could write a script about an impoverished rural town staging a UFO incident to bring in the visitors.


12 posted on 07/28/2011 12:28:36 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: johngrace
Well, if leftists can be against "petty laws and useless officials," I guess occultists and nature worshipers can advocate "reason."

This bizarre juxtaposition of "reason," "nature," and the mystical sounds very eighteenth century.

13 posted on 07/28/2011 12:31:58 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Mr. K

Sounds like they missed a couple:

“Close Cover Before Striking”
“Lather, Rinse, Repeat”


14 posted on 07/28/2011 12:32:10 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: mwilli20

I have a friend who is a stone mason and has made vaguely human figurines out of large rocks and boulders and placed them around the area. When out of towners ask about them they get any number of stories. I usually go with the mysterious indian ritual story.


15 posted on 07/28/2011 12:32:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TheBigIf

Here’s a better article on the stones:

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/17-05/ff_guidestones


16 posted on 07/28/2011 12:34:00 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

LOL!!!


17 posted on 07/28/2011 12:35:54 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: johngrace

These stones are nothing more than humanist BS. Anything “spiritual” about them comes from The Pit.


18 posted on 07/28/2011 12:36:13 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Interesting!


19 posted on 07/28/2011 12:38:28 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: johngrace

Blow them up - Just to be sure ;)


20 posted on 07/28/2011 12:48:07 PM PDT by melsec
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To: mancini
I went to visit these stones one time.
When I got there I had to pee real bad.

Does that mean something?

21 posted on 07/28/2011 12:51:48 PM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: johngrace

Not to worry, folks.

I used to drive through Elberton every week. I remember one “monument” carver who displayed his Custom stones up next to the highway as advertising.

One was shaped like a John Deere tractor, the other a Harley. The local daycare center and the local beauty parlor have very nice granite signs out front.

Show them a picture of what you want & they’ll carve it!

Rich fellow show up with a pile of money? “Step right up, son! Do want those letters in reflectorized gold? We can even laser etch your photo or one with you & your dog, too, on your tombstone!”

BTW, if you are passing through Elberton, take time to visit the Granite Museum. Very intersting!


22 posted on 07/28/2011 12:53:59 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

And:

“Lave Sus Manos”


23 posted on 07/28/2011 12:56:01 PM PDT by choirboy
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To: melsec

Only kidding folks - ( for those with no SOH)


24 posted on 07/28/2011 12:56:38 PM PDT by melsec
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To: cripplecreek
If I had the money to waste, I’d definitely do something similar.

He forgot to add - REMEMBER TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE

25 posted on 07/28/2011 12:58:21 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

See the amazing egress.


26 posted on 07/28/2011 1:01:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! I wonder how many will know that reference? There’s one born every minute!


27 posted on 07/28/2011 1:08:15 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: mancini

Amen!!


28 posted on 07/28/2011 1:09:55 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: Grizzled Bear

The story of the amazing egress is true PT Barnum. He was brilliant.


29 posted on 07/28/2011 1:13:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Tourist trap. Wish my town was smart enuf to set up a hokey scam like this, we need the tax revenue.
30 posted on 07/28/2011 1:14:36 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: johngrace

People once thought there could never be a marxist in the White House. Just saying...


31 posted on 07/28/2011 1:15:51 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: Palter

Ted Turner is a cancer on the Earth.


32 posted on 07/28/2011 1:16:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
This bizarre juxtaposition of "reason," "nature," and the mystical sounds very eighteenth century.

To me, it looks like a bizarre amalgamation of Adolph Hitler and Ayn Rand.

33 posted on 07/28/2011 1:16:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: mancini

The site is dripping with Ted Turneresque liberal idiocy.


34 posted on 07/28/2011 1:18:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Ciexyz

I would erect a series of stone pylons with some kind of coded clue on finding the next pylon (outside the local cafe). That one would contain a clue on how to find the next one and so forth till you ended up back at the starting point.


35 posted on 07/28/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: johngrace

The last time I saw them they were covered with red graffiti. I wonder if someone restored them.


36 posted on 07/28/2011 1:22:39 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: johngrace

What to do with the extra 6,000,000,000 people?


37 posted on 07/28/2011 1:22:47 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: johngrace

Monumental Precision

Built to survive the apocalypse, the Georgia Guidestones are not merely instructions for the future—the massive granite slabs also function as a clock, calendar, and compass.

http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1705/ff_guidestones7_f.jpg

The monument sits at the highest point in Elbert County and is oriented to track the sun's east-west migration year-round.

 

http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1705/ff_guidestones8_f.jpg

On an equinox or solstice, visitors who stand at the west side of the "mail slot" are positioned to see the sun rise on the horizon.

 

http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1705/ff_guidestones9_f.jpg

An eye-level hole drilled into the center support stone allows stargazers on the south side to locate Polaris, the North Star.

 

http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1705/ff_guidestones10_f.jpg

A 7/8-inch hole drilled through the capstone focuses a sunbeam on the center column and at noon pinpoints the day of the year.

 


38 posted on 07/28/2011 1:29:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Rippin
What to do with the extra 6,000,000,000 people?

They will have been found worthy of the great honour of being transitioned to a Post-Corporeal State.

39 posted on 07/28/2011 1:31:48 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

“Lather, Rinse, Repeat”


“Objects in mirror are closer than they appear”


40 posted on 07/28/2011 1:33:10 PM PDT by Mears
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To: johngrace

Brad Meltzer has a show on the History Channel where he investigates various mysteries/conspiracies (2012, Masons, Confederate gold, etc.). One of the shows featured these stones. Title was ‘Apocalypse in Georgia’. Looks like you can get it from iTunes, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not on youtube.


41 posted on 07/28/2011 1:33:55 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: COBOL2Java
The Sanskrit amused me. Dead language. How likely is it that it would be readable by anyone who survived a disaster?
42 posted on 07/28/2011 2:09:02 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: johngrace

Love this one:

“”MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE”

So, the 499,000,000 will grow the crops, mine the metals, smelt the steel, drill the gas,clean up and serve and be the new feudal slaves for the 1,000,000 or less who rule them.

LOL! Fat chance of that one.


43 posted on 07/28/2011 2:26:39 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: johngrace

** It is well known that occultists have conducted ceremonies here, and a witch and warlock were even married at the monument. Linda claims to have seen the KKK there.**

My judgements as I started to read this.


44 posted on 07/28/2011 2:59:16 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NoDRodee
I went to visit these stones one time. When I got there I had to pee real bad.

LOL, when I first read this article I thought if I were a guy and I was there, I would "anoint" those stones.

45 posted on 07/28/2011 3:00:30 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Spirit of Liberty

I saw that show when it aired. It was the first I heard of them. It was amusing.


46 posted on 07/28/2011 3:02:05 PM PDT by mancini
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