Coral Castle of Florida

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February 20, 1991



Coral Castle – 20th Century Wonder

From time immemorial,  men  have  created  fabulous stone works that

have excited the  curiosity  of  later   generations.   People  have

marveled at the Pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge of England,  the Great

Wall of China,  and  other  famous  stone  works scattered about the


One of the most awe-inspiring stone creations is the Coral Castle of

Florida, created single-handedly by  the late Edward Leedskalnin, an

obscure Latvian immigrant.  Located 25 miles south  of Miami on U.S.

Highway 1, it is breathtaking in scope and imagination, unbelievable

for skill and patience required. Constructed in complete secrecy, it

baffles engineers and laymen alike.

The story of this fantastic castle began more than 50 years ago when

Edward Leedskalnin came  to  South  Florida.  He chose this sparsely

settled section of Florida because  he  “wanted to get away from the

world.”  Here he  began  many years of self-induced  hard  labor  in

order to forget his unrequited love for his one and only sweetheart.

This young  girl  who  he always referred to as his “Sweet Sixteen,”

jilted him for another on the eve of their wedding day in his native

Latvia.  An extremely  sensitive soul,  he  was deeply hurt and made

the decision to leave his native country and seek solace elsewhere.

Here on the edge of the Everglades he apparently  felt  he  was  far

enough away from  people,  and  settled down on a small plot of land

which a generous neighbor permitted him to use.

He built a house from logs cut from  the  surrounding pine trees and

coral rock which  he  quarried  on  the premises.   Thus  began  the

strange and unusual  project he set for himself, interrupted only by

his moving to  a  larger  plot  of   ground  three  miles  north  of

Homestead, which after  25 years of continuous labor  culminated  in

the completion of what can only be described as one of the strangest

works of man in all history.

The Coral Castle  is  no ordinary structure.  It is set on a 10-acre

tract of land, the castle proper being  surrounded by an eight-foot-

high wall made  of huge blocks of coral rock, each weighing  several


The tower contains 243 tons, the first floor of which Leedskalnin

used as a  workshop and the second floor housed his living quarters.

An air of mystery prevailed about  these  quarters  since no one was

permitted entry.

Behind the huge  walls  of  the  castle  in beautiful  settings  are

fantastic pieces of  coral  rock furniture and movable objects which

he created from his fertile imagination.   There  are rocking chairs

weighing thousands of pounds so delicately balanced they move at the

touch of a finger.

Couches, beds, chairs, tables of all sizes and shapes, including one

table hewn from  solid coral rock into the shape  of  the  state  of

Florida, and another  cut into the shape of a heart with a beautiful

ever-blooming floral centerpiece growing  out  of the center of this

rock table.

There are huge  crescents  atop  walls  20  feet  high,  an  obelisk

reaching up to  the  sky  weighing  28  tons that Leedskalnin set in

place by the  use  of simple hand  tools.   There  is  an  ingenious

Polaris telescope carved out of the coral rock standing  25  foot in

height.  As in  most  castles  there  is a subterranean well, with a

circular staircase carved out of  the  rock  leading  down  into the

water.  Leedskalnin’s famous nine-ton gate is in the east wall.

The Coral Castle  has  become  a familiar sight over  the  years  to

travelers on US  Higway  1  on  the  way to the Florida Keys.  Many,

ntrigued by this coral edifice have  taken  the time to explore it,

while others raced by wondering at its incongruity  in  this  modern

world of ours.

Those who stopped   were   met  by  the  man  who  constructed  this

monumental work, and  guided around  while  he  explained  its  many

mysteries.  But one thing he never told anyone was  how  he ever was

able to move  the  huge  coral rocks weighing up to 35 tons which he

excavated single-handed.  When asked, he replied simply that he knew

the secrets used in the building of the Pyramids of Egypt.

Whatever the secrets or principles  of  construction  he  used, they

died with him when he passed away in a Miami hospital  in  December,

1951.  It can  be said his knowledge of the practical use of pulleys

and levers was not exceeded by the ancient Greeks or Egyptians.

Altogether there are approximately  1000  tons of coral rock used in

the construction of  the  walls  and  tower  alone,   a   stupendous

achievement for one man, unequaled in all history.  In addition more

than 100 tons  of  coral  rock  were  used  in  the  carvings of the

artistic objects throughout the entire castle.

Recognition of Edward Leedskalnin’s  masterpiece  has grown steadily

over the years.  Acknowledged today as possibly the  best example of

native or primitive  art  in the United States, it is also acclaimed

as one of  the  finest examples of  massive  stone  construction  in

America.  It is considered by many as one of the true wonders of the


For more than 50 years it has been a landmark of South  Florida, and

Leedskalnin has become  a legendary figure.  Thus, although he never

again saw the girl who inspired  him,  the  Coral  Castle  of  South

Florida stands as  a  monument  for  all to see and  marvel  at  the

genius, imagination and skill of this strange but brilliant man.


Coral Castle :

A Monumental Feat Accomplished by One Man

by Fred Graham

A frail man  weighing  not  more than 100 pounds quarried a piece of

coral from the earth weighing over 28 tons.  He then transported it,

raised it, all alone, without the aid of machinery or modern tools.

Edward Leedskalnin of South Florida did just that and much more.  He

cut, quarried and raised a castle  consisting  of over 1,000 tons of

coral rock and 100 tons of carvings, the greatest achievement in our

history.  His coral building blocks included stones  weighing  twice

the weight of  the largest block of the Great Pyramid.  His creation

of Rock Gate, later to be called Coral  Castle, ranks with the great

wonders of our world….with the mysteries in stone on Easter Island

and with Stonehenge in England.  It is located on  U.S.  1  25 miles

south of Miami.

To this day,  no  one, not scientist or engineer, can explain how he

was able to accomplish this Herculean project.

B. J. Cathie, a captain flying with  National  Airways  Corp. of New

Zealand and author of “Harmonic 33” and “Harmonic 695,  the  UFO and

Anti-Gravity,” presents a  look into the Coral Castle happening that

Ed just might agree with if he were alive today.

Cathie’s well researched theory  is  that  a  vast  power  grid that

governs a whole   array   of  extra-ordinary  and  unrelated   world

phenomena has been  set  up  “between some groups on this planet and

the UFOs.”

Captain Cathie believes that “one  day the scientists will no longer

be able to turn their backs on the basic precepts of  true  science.

They will have to examine all evidence impartially before they reach

their conclusions; and  instead of offering only ridicule, they will

carry out a full world-wide investigation  into  all  the  phenomena

related to UFO’s and the grid from which those vehicles  are drawing

their power.”

In his writing  he  says,  “We  wonder;  couldn’t  it  be  that  the

scientists have the full explanation  of  UFO’s, and for reasons not

yet clear, are  deliberately keeping the knowledge  as  a  jealously

guarded secret within their own closed ranks?”

The captain explains  that  there  exists,  on  our  globe,  an all-

encompassing grid, the interlocking lines of which correspond to the

lines of flight of verified UFO appearances.

Once the discovery of a geometric  pattern of UFO activity was made,

it seemed to  indicate a definite purpose in the presence  of  UFO’s

about our planetary  surface.   When  the  grid was broken down into

mathematical coordinates, it was found  that  all values represented

in the grid  had  direct harmonic relationships with  the  speed  of

light, gravity and earth mass.

When the author  correlated  all  of  the  different  phenomena,  he

concluded, “All major changes of the physical state, anywhere in the

world, are brought  about  by the  harmonic  interactions  of  those

manifestations which we refer to as; gravity, light, mass,

electrical and magnetic forces.

The controlled manipulation  of  these  resonant forces would, in my

hypothesis, make it possible to move  mass from one point to another

in space time  (that  is,  to  the  eye  of a theoretical  observer,


In summation, Cathie says, “Other measurements from the Coral Castle

position to the  zero-degree and 90-degree longitude lines when they

passed through the equator also yielded  harmonics  related to light

and gravity.  The final check of the distance between  Coral  Castle

and grid pole  A  in  the  north  dispelled any doubt about the site

being in an ideal position to allow  Leedskalnin  to  erect the huge

blocks of coral  with relative ease.  Measurements  from  all  major

points gave the  geometric  harmonics necessary for the manipulation

of anti-gravity.”

It seems that  Ed  Leedskalnin  knew  what  he  was  doing  when  he

deliberately sele ted this area for the erection of  his famed Coral


Whether or not  he  knew  the  secrets  of  the  Pyramids,  or  more

modernly, levitation, anti-gravity  or  the  secret  of the UFO grid

will never be known.  His secret died with him in 1951.

Was he a  man  born  before his time, or was he a man  from  perhaps

another time?  Whatever  the  case,  Ed  Leedskalnin was a man whose

mission on earth was known to him.  He has left his monuments for us

to ponder, his secrets for us to discover and his Coral Castle as an

accomplishment worthy of our admiration and respect.


Vanguard notes…

The above information is sent out as part of a press kit obtained

by writing  Coral  Castle  of Florida,  28655  S.  Federal  Hwy.,

Homestead, Florida 33033.

Our attention was first brought to this interesting  matter  from

the television  show  “In Search of…”.  The story was broadcast

sometime in 1980 as I recall.  From that a phone call was made to

the proprietors of the structure which yielded the press kit.

The TV show said that Leedskalnin  was  believed  to have sang to

the stones.  It was said that he placed his hands on the stone to

be lifted and sang which somehow caused it to  lose  weight.   NO

ONE EVER SAW HIM DO THIS!  However, the structure remains to show

he knew  something  far in advance of engineering technology then

or now.

Another comment from the TV show  was that no trace could be seen

indicating the use of a hoist, pulley or lever/fulcrum.

I was so intrigued that I finally flew out there  for vacation in

1986.  The  site  is very impressive and I climbed all over it to

examine all the stone artifacts.

Contrary to the report about no indications of hoists or pulleys,

I found several rings attached  to  the outside walls which could

be used to provide a hoist.  Also of interest was the technique

Leedskalnin developed  to quarry the coral.  He would shatter the

coral to develop a crack, then  widen  the  crack  with a tool by

continual digging.

He would then heat up automobile shock absorbers  (leaf  springs)

which would  cause  them  to  lose their spring.  These were then

placed in the crack between the  stones.   When  cold  water  was

poured on them, they would spring open to separate the coral.

Leedskalnin also did many experiments, particularly into the area

of magnets and electricity.  His point of view  is  so  different

from most that KeelyNet will place all the information we have on

him in consecutive files named LEED1 and up.

The next  file LEED2 will contain his outlook on politics and how

property is the main reason for  the  existence  of  governments,

etc.  A  most  discerning viewpoint.  All subsequent  LEED  files

will contain as much technical info as we have on the subject.

As to  levitation,  the  TV  show  had  witnesses  who  had known

Leedskalnin.  One lady in particular  spoke of the singing to the

stones.   Another  account  says  he  would have  a  large  truck

deliver a huge block.

When asked if he had a hoist or A-frame to move it, Ed would tell

the driver  to  return  on  the  morrow  to  retrieve  his truck.

Overnite, Leedskalnin would single-handedly  manage  to  move the

stone from the truck onto his site.

One of  the  witnesses  said  that many people tried  to  “catch”

Leedskalnin in  the  act  of  moving a stone so that once and for

all, his method would be known.   She  said  that  he  seemed  to

“know” when he was being watched and would simply  putter  around

or go to other parts of the structure.

At present,  the verdict is not in on Leedskalnin.  The fact that

I SAW  evidence  of  physical  manipulation  techiques  does  NOT

preclude the possibility that he had other methods  of moving the


Personally, based  on  the  researches  of  Keely  in addition to

others, I think levitation CAN  be  induced  in matter, even with

such a simple tool as the human voice.  The priests of Egypt were

trained to develop deep and resonant voices to  carry  out  their

priestly functions.  The use of voice and music is touted in such

legends as Orpheus and how music can soothe the savage beast.

It is  known  from  the  study of CHLADNI surfaces, resonance and

interference, that all matter  is  affected  to  some  degree  by

artifically applied waves of force, no matter what  the nature of

the force, i.e. sound, electricity, magnetic fields, heat, etc…

If the  waves  are  structured  and  intelligently  applied,  the

effects can encompass a wide range of phenomena.

Stories and legends abound relating to Egyptians, Mayans, Druids,

Eastern and Western Indians, etc.  exhibiting  “powers” generated

from voice, geometric patterns and/or combinations of substances.

If Leedskalnin simply developed a superior means of multiplication

of  effort  through  leverage,  then  he must have researched the

matter  in  local   libraries  or  come  to  some “realization”

beyond that currently available.

Based on his researches into magnetic current,  it  would  appear

that Leedskalnin  was  onto something FAR BEYOND simple leverage.

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