The Coral Castle

Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin (1887–1951) north of the city of Homestead, Florida in Miami-Dade County at the intersection of South Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) and SW 157th Avenue. The structure comprises numerous megalithic stones (mostly limestone formed from coral), each weighing several tons.[2] It currently serves as a privately operated tourist attraction. Coral Castle is noted for legends surrounding its creation that claim it was built single-handedly by Leedskalnin using reverse magnetism and/or supernatural abilities to move and carve numerous stones weighing many tons.[3]

In popular culture
There are numerous references to the Coral Castle in culture, they include:

  • Billy Idol wrote and recorded the song "Sweet Sixteen" and filmed the video in the Coral Castle. The song was inspired by the story of Leedskalnin's former love, Agnes Skuvst, who purportedly was the main reason Leedskalnin built the structure.
  • Scott Mitchell Putesky, former guitarist for Marilyn Manson (as Daisy Berkowitz), named his first solo project Three Ton Gate as a tribute to the massive coral gate at the park's entrance.
  • Contemporary Christian artist Andrew Peterson recorded a song entitled "The Coral Castle" as an unrequited love song from the point of view of Edward. It can be found on his album "Carried Along".
  • The New York-based band Piñataland wrote a song about Leedskalnin and the Coral Castle, called "Latvian Bride".
  • The Wild Women of Wongo used the Coral Castle for their dragon-god temple in the eponymous 1958 film.[16]
  • The 1961 Doris Wishman film Nude on the Moon used the Coral Castle as the "moon" scene for the moon people's home.
  • Cuban-American author Daína Chaviano has dedicated a whole chapter to Coral Castle in her novel The Island of Eternal Love (Riverhead Books/Penguin Group, 2008).
  • Leonard Nimoy's program In Search of... features Coral Castle as the subject of an episode. The episode, "The Castle of Secrets (a.k.a. Coral Castle)" was episode 16 of season 5; it includes a reenactment of Leedskalnin inexplicably moving the stones.
  • John Martin's book, Coral Castle Construction,[17] released In November 2012, describes how Ed Leedskalnin built his structure based on fundamental engineering principles.
Edward Leedskalnin (Latvian: Edvards Liedskalniņš) (January 12, 1887, Stāmeriena parish, Livonia; December 7, 1951, Miami) was an eccentric Latvian emigrant to the United States and amateur sculptor who single-handedly built the monument known as Coral Castle in Florida. He was also known for his obscure theories on magnetism.

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The Coral Castle of Homestead, Florida just may be the greatest one-man engineering feat of modern times. But while this odd, mostly open-air “castle” is contemporary, it shares something with one of the world’s greatest architectural mystery: Giza’s pyramids.
Why? Because just like those ancient edifices, the construction of Coral Castle is shrouded in mystery.

Magnetism Meets Eccentric Immigrant

Between the early 1920’s and 1950’s, a Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin built and then moved one of the greatest wonders of architecture in modern times: Coral Castle. Leedskalnin built the Castle with nothing more than an ancient understanding of magnetism.
How he built and then moved this monument from stone – single-handedly – defies our modern-day understanding of physics. What we do know is that he claimed to use magnetism and “the secrets of the pyramid builders”.

An 1,100-Ton Secret Taken to His Grave

Born on January 12, 1887, in Stāmeriena parish, Livonia, Leedskalnin was known for two things: Coral Castle and his fascination with Magnetism. In fact, as a student of magnetism, he applied his knowledge to understanding how ancient civilizations were able to build megalithic structures such as Stonehenge and of course, the pyramids of the Giza plateau.
Leedskalnin was diagnosed with terminaltuberculosis shortly after the turn of the 20th century, but spontaneously healed, stating that magnets had some effect on his disease. He then moved to Florida in 1919 where he began constructing the massive coral monument he called Rock Gate Park. Over the next 20 years, Leedskalnin moved some 1,100 tons (over 2 million pounds) of pure quarry rock to create his masterpiece.
Leedskalnin worked on Rock Gate Park until his death at the age of 64, taking the secret of its construction with him to the grave.

How Was it Really Built?

Whenever people asked Leedskalnin how he managed to man-handle the massive stones of Coral Castle, he refused to give a direct answer. Instead, he’d simply reply that he understood the laws of weights and physics. “I know the secrets of the people who built the pyramids” he’d say, without disclosing exactly what those secrets might be.

Mysterious “Beads of Light” and a “Perpetual Motion Holder”

2pyramids-of-gizaWhile his conversations were cryptic, Leedskalnin did give us an answer, albeit vaguely, through his published booklets on the theory of magnetism and the Castle. Today, most of these papers are long out of print, although excerpts are found throughout the web, and “Magnetic Current,” one of his booklets, can be found at
Working only at night and only when he was certain no one was watching, Leedskalnin managed to keep the secret of how he lifted massive blocks single-handedly. What he did say leaves us with more questions than answers.
He claimed, for example, that he could actually see “beads of light” on physical objects. These beads, according to Leedskalnin, were the physical manifestation of nature’s magnetic energy.
But Leedskalnin didn’t just claim to see magnetic energy. He also said that this was what he used, via some sort of mysterious “perpetual motion” holder, to lift any object, no matter how heavy. This device, whatever it may have been, would make the object behave as if it was in water, allowing him to move it without exerting any significant physical energy.

Graham Hancock, Pyramids and Heated Copper

Graham Hancock, one of today’s most outspoken and respected thought leaders in the field of ancient mysteries, provides us with some insight on exactly how Leedskalnin may have shaped the rocks to form Coral Castle, with his insights about Egypt’s pyramids.
Hancock speculated that Egypt’s pyramid builders may have used a form of heated copper to bend the shape of the massive stone blocks before placing them. Could this have been the same or similar method used by Leedskalnin? And instead of copper rods, might he have used – or “activated” – copper already contained within the rock, in the form of raw copper ore?

Wally Wallington

Fast forward to 2011 … Michigan resident Wally Wallington spent 40 years as a construction worker before moving, single-handedly, many of his own massive stones. Wallington claims to have “cracked the code” of this Leedskalnin’s mystery.
Wallington had been fascinated with how Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Egypt and Coral Castle had been built. After retiring, he dedicated most of his waking hours to unlocking the secret that allowed Leedskalnin to single-handedly build Coral Castle.
His goal: Replicate the process exactly in order to build a miniature Stonehenge in his garden.

Sticks, Stones and Levers

Starting out small, Wallington decided to move slabs of stock with his mechanism, then a barn, and kept going bigger and heavier until he went for a ton of pure cut rock. His efforts are paying off, and today he’s demonstrated this by lifting stones over a ton in weight.
Check out this video of Wally Wallington using these stunningly simple methods to move weighty blocks.

The FINAL SHOCKING CLUE That May Explain How A Sickly Man Used Ancient Wisdom To Build A Modern Wonder

While the mystery of how Ed Leedskalnin, a somewhat sickly and undernourished man,  moved massive sized rocks from quarry to castle remains, there is one final clue that gives us insight into how he may have managed it ….
There are rumors surrounding Coral Castle, of Leedskilnan “singing” to the stones in the night, as he would secretly levitate them. Several children were also said to have seen him use “ice cream cones” to make the rocks “float” into place.
While the notion of “ice cream cones” may seem ridiculous, Michael Tellinger, an expert on South Africa’s mysterious Adam’s Calendar, has put together a hypothesis that may support these rumors.

Sound Technology of the Ancients?

Tellinger argues convincingly for the use of sound technology among ancient people as a means of levitating megalithic rocks into place. In his presentations, he shares video demonstrating the use of sound to move small objects. Tellinger also demonstrates the many cone-shaped stones found at certain sites … stones that literally ring when struck together!
Could something so simple as cone-shaped stones have been used to build the likes of sites like the Pyramids, Gobekli Tepe, Stonehenge, Adam’s Calendar … or even the Coral Castle?