During the show's July 12 episode, Pedersen acknowledged the different theories that surfaced following the granite monolith's destruction during the early hours of July 6.
"You know, people are saying 'rocket launcher,' 'bazooka,' all this stuff. To tell you the truth, we don't know what it is. So we are bringing theories forward," he said.
According to Atlanta TV station 11Alive, "unknown individuals" were responsible for detonating an explosive device near the structure. The remains of the structure were subsequently demolished on the evening of July 6. Multiple people living near the Guidestones' location in Elbert County said the blast shook their homes.
Footage recorded by surveillance cameras near the structure prior to the attack showed an individual who ran behind the Guidestones and put something at its base. It also showed a silver car parked near the structure that quickly left after the explosion. Pedersen remarked that while the Elbert County Sheriff's Office monitors these cameras, the video it released to the public raised a lot of questions. (Related: Georgia Guidestones DEMOLISHED after being damaged by explosion.)
"It's not one person, it's two people. I'm telling you: The evidence is very compelling. We've been seeing this fast, shadowy figure running [to] the back of the Guidestones didn't have a timestamp. To me, that's a red flag right there. Everything else had a timestamp, even the car driving away."
Townsend agreed with his co-host, expressing similar questions about the video.
"The No. 1 thing that, I think, is interesting about it is they put out the video of the shadowy figure running without a timestamp. Theoretically, why would you do that? Why would you put out the edited or the clipped-off version of the video instead of just showing the timestamp that it's a few minutes before 4 [a.m.] or whatever?"
Townsend continued: "It's odd that they didn't do that, and so I think that leaves room for questions."
Pedersen also explained the purple-colored lightning strike that hit the Guidestones at the same time as the explosion. He referenced comments made by a meteorologist who was an acquaintance of his friend Jeremy.
"The color purple is associated with lightning strikes; heliotrope is common. [The] purple color [is part of] electrostatic pulse colors in lightning strikes; two light sources that both grow in brightness. At the same time, energy [is] released from lightning," according to the meteorologist.
"I don't think it's a rocket. A rocket didn't hit it because there'd be a lot more damage than already done. You know, it could be C4 and then, maybe the lightning, the 'rod of God' or a dude hit it to explode. We don't know … how it really happened until we get a real explanation. So until then, all theories are plausible," Pedersen said.
Pedersen also pointed out that the destruction of the Georgia Guidestones was not weaponized against the patriot community.
Townsend agreed, calling Pedersen's take "a very good observation." He added: "They're not weaponizing this against us. They're not blaming QAnon or whatever it is, because we kind of thought that's what's going to be the road that they go down."
"If the news brings attention to the Georgia Guidestones, [then it's] bringing attention to something that they didn't want to really have attention anyway."
However, "ShadyGrooove" remarked that the patriots are not yet off the hook: "You know, sometimes they lay in wait. There's an event, some time goes by and the next thing you know, they're blaming a patriot."
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