In the city of Homestead, Florida lies a strange stone structure created by the eccentric Edward Leedskalnin. No one really knows why it was built or how, but considering the fact that each of the megalithic coral stones weighs far more than most men could move alone, the appearance of the Coral Castle remains an impressive mystery.
Edward Leedskalnin never allowed anyone to witness the building of the Coral Castle. A suspicious and private man, he worked at night by lantern, behind large walls he had constructed. Reports from neighbors claim he levitated the blocks, some weighing 30 tons – twice the weight of the largest blocks in the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Teenagers living in the area claimed they saw him one night, “singing to the massive stone, and it moved like it was a hydrogen balloon, easily settling into place.” Leedskalnin himself claimed, “I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids, and have found out how the Egyptians and the ancient builders of Peru, Yucatan, and Asia, with only primitive tools, raised and set in place blocks of stone weighing many tons.”
In 1936, Coral Castle was moved to Homestead, Florida by Leedskalnin, again working alone. According to one theory, he moved the castle because he had made a mathematical error in the position and wasn’t able to harness enough magnetic energy at the original site (in Florida City) to complete the structure. The theorists believe he was successful in decoding the Earth’s magnetic energies and thus was able to magnetize the stone, making it possible for a lone person to lift and move tons of weight with only a tripod and pulleys.
Leedskalnin believed that “all matter consists of individual magnets, and it is the movement of these magnets within material and through space that produce measurable phenomena, magnetism, and electricity, and these concepts involve the relationship of the Earth to celestial alignments.” He claimed to see beads of light which he believed to be the physical presence of nature’s magnetism and life force – what we today term ‘chi’. Visitors to the area report that “energy-sensitive people walking through the archway of the 9-ton gate are stricken with headaches.” Could it be, as some believe, that it is built directly over a vortex?
Although armed with only a fourth grade education, Edward Leedskalnin possessed a unique understanding of the laws of weight and leverage, and with this he single-handedly built a castle of immense proportions. For twenty-eight years he quarried, cut and shaped his materials, and transported and constructed the entire structure, using only primitive tools he had fashioned from junk yard auto parts and cast-away lumber. This feat would have been amazing even by today’s standards, with the help of a crew and modern equipment, but by the hand of a 5-foot-tall, 120-pound man, it defies explanation.
Jon Depew, creator of the website 'Coral Castle Code', believes Edward Leedskalnin unlocked the code that is the base for all atomic structure, and that he left behind a blueprint for nature and a secret knowledge of the ancients. "What Ed's code is leaving us with, is that this ancient science, Sacred Geometry, is really representing an advanced knowledge of two magnetic currents and the neutral particles of matter; they orbit as a common core,” says Depew.
Which theory is true remains a question for all who see Coral Castle; people who visit must draw their own conclusions. However, the feat is awe-inspiring, whichever way you look at it. Whether Edward Leedskalnin was an intuitive man who possessed mystical power, a genius before his time, or whether he had actually unlocked the mystery to creation and life itself, we must be forever grateful for this new wonder of the world.
With special thanks to Jon Depew of Coral Castle Code for images and information.
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