In the town of Homestead, Florida, there is an enormous network of megalithic structures collectively called Coral Castle. Coral Castle was once the home of Edward Leedskalnin and is comprised of 1,100 tons of limestone coral rocks in the form of walls, furniture, and art. The structures that comprise coral castle are made without mortar and are so perfectly carved that no light passes through where stones meet. If all that isn’t strange enough, Edward Leedskalnin carved and built the entire castle by himself, at night, without any heavy-duty construction tools, and very few people ever saw him do it. To this day, there is no all encompassing, plausible explanation for how Leedskalnin built Coral Castle. You have now entered the Twilight Zone.
Edward Leedskalnin was originally from Latvia. He began building and carving what he called Rock Gate Park in 1923, and didn’t stop until his death in 1951. Rock Gate was later renamed to Coral Castle. He built and carved at night and gave tours of his castle grounds for 10 cents per person during the day. He only used basic tools, and somehow nobody ever reported seeing any construction take place. He worked in total secrecy. When asked how he did it, his answers were always equally mysterious. According to the Coral Castle museum,
To this day, no one knows how Ed created the Coral Castle. Built under the cover of night and in secret, at a time when there were no modern construction conveniences, Ed would only say that he knew “the secret of the pyramids.” When he died, his secrets died with him, and to this day scientists and thinkers still debate Ed’s methods.
How is it possible? I know it was still the early 1900’s and the NSA wasn’t watching every move people made back then, but surely SOMEONE would have seen SOMETHING in nearly 20 years time. There are some alleged photos floating around of Edward Leedskalnin using a large tripod device, possibly to move stones around Coral Castle. The pictures still don’t clear much up though.
How can one man move 100’s of tons of limestone coral all by himself, with a fourth grade education in an age when Leave No Child Left Behind was so very far away? Is Leedskalnin in fact David Blaine’s master? Or was he actually in possession of some advanced, unknown technology?
Leedskalnin was a man of many interests. Besides being exceptionally good at not being seen, and possibly exiting the womb with the innate qualities of a time traveling, master architect, Edward Leedskalnin was a private researcher. He studied offbeat, new, theoretical forms of magnetism and unified theories involving magnetism. He researched what he called “Double Helical Magnetic Interaction,” and it was through this type of magnetism that he claimed to be able to move mountains. According to the Coral Castle site,
if anyone ever questioned Ed about how he moved the blocks of coral, Ed would only reply that he understood the laws of weight and leverage well…and that he discovered “the secrets of the pyramids.”
You are a modest god Edward, modest and unnecessarily enigmatic.
As a much needed bonus, the furniture, tools, and art he carved sound extraordinarily cool. Coral Castle is a house that belongs on Cribs. The Coral Crib had:
a two-story castle tower that served as Leedskalnin’s living quarters (walls consisting of 8-foot high pieces of stone), an accurate sundial, a Polaris telescope, an obelisk, a barbecue, a water well, a fountain, celestial stars and planets, and numerous pieces of furniture. The furniture pieces include a heart-shaped table, a table in the shape of Florida, twenty-five rocking chairs, chairs resembling crescent moons, a bathtub, beds and a throne.
Genius comes in the strangest forms.