The Mystery of America’s Stonehenge: Coral Castle

coral castle builder

I build castles with magnets. What do you do?

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.

coral castle tour

It’s a coral wonderland!

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.

coral castle aerial photo

Honk if your mind is blown!

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.

coral castle map

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.

coral castle wall

You don’t even know the secrets of the pyramids bro? That’s old knowledge!



Life, It’s All Over The Place



UFOs, aliens, de-materialization, anti-gravity, velocities beyond that of light; it’s all incredibly fascinating as well as being some fantastic enigmas. I’ve just finished watching a movie on Google Videos entitled UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied. It documents a myriad of possible evidence, physical and spoken, that sheds some light on the existence of extra-terrestrial life, as well as the knowledge the human race currently and historically has had of life beyond our little planet.  The presenters in the video are not Joe the farmer by the way.  They hold such titles as brigadier general, former chief executive of NSC, astrophysicist, varying classes of military, including black ops, and more.

I think it’s a bit naive and downright ignorant to think that out of all the infinite space that the cosmos entails, Earth is the only planet that harbors intelligent, let alone minimally complex life. The very thought that life would be so rare is ignorant in and of itself. Life is found everywhere on this planet, even places where, by definition, it shouldn’t exist.


Did you know there are tiny organisms living in sulfuric acid within most limestone caves inside of the Earth? They even consume iron, and use the element as a building block for its cellular protein! How weird is that?? Very weird, which is exactly the point. Just because it’s difficult to imagine a life form that doesn’t breathe oxygen and isn’t bound by the traditional hierarchical consumption of sunlight (the food chain) does not rule out its existence. Some life forms even redefine what we think of as normal geometry in life.


And check this: scientists have speculated that it is not out of the realm of possibility that Venus, a planet once thought of as inhospitable for life could in fact be teeming with it!


All it takes is a bit of imagination and observation, and suddenly the universe seems far less lonely, and a whole lot more active!