"I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids, and have found out how the Egyptians and the ancient builders in Peru, Yucatan, and Asia, with only primitive tools, raised and set in place blocks of stone weighing many tons!" - Edward Leedskalnin
Often equated with the engineering feats of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Egypt,
Coral Castle was built by reclusive eccentric Edward Leedskalnin, who single-handledly
erected gigantic quarried stones resulting in his enigmatic castle.
Originally located in the tiny town of Florida City in the l920's, the site was later moved
to it's current location just south of Miami, Florida. Ed is said to have built the Castle
for his "sweet 16" supposedly, a
woman from his native Latvia who had promised to marry him and then changed her mind at
the last minute. Sweet Sixteen is actually a sheilded allusion to his discovery--the ability
to redirect the forces of gravity using earths' magnetics, utilizing uncanny knowledge of hyperdimensional physics.
A feast of coral imagery, the site lies behind massive 8' high coral rock walls
on a ten-acre
tract, protecting it from the sprawling suburban city of Homestead. The coral walls fit
together with amazing accuracy even though they were constructed without cement. These
technical accomplishments have astounded engineers and scientists.
A small statured man barely weighing one hundred pounds, Ed quarried one piece of coral
from the earth weighing over twenty-eight tons and then erected it himself! His accomplishments
include a rocking chair weighing thousands of pounds that can be rocked with a finger, and
an underground structure reached by climbing down a one-piece spiral stone staircase to a
subterranean refrigerator. A five thousand pound heart-shaped coral rock table with a red
blooming ixora growing from its center, is believed to be the world's largest valentine
according to Ripley's. Ed liked to read and would sit in a group of stone chairs which caught the morning,
afternoon, and evening light as the sun traveled over the horizon. There's a table fashioned
from solid rock in the image of the State of Florida complete with a water basin at the
position of Lake Okeechobee. Ed reckoned the governor could sit here
and figure out how to raise taxes.
Much of the site is calibrated to celestial alignments including an ingenious thirty ton
telescope towering twenty-five feet above the complex, perfectly aligned to the North Star.
A working sundial calibrated to noon of the Winter and Summer Solstice, is so accurate it
tells time within two minutes.
An area known as the "moon pond" comprised of three 18-ton pieces of coral represents
the first quarter, last quarter, and the full moon. Nearby stand Mars, which Ed believed
sustained life, and a ringed Saturn each the size of an automobile. An obelisk taller
then the great monolith at Stonehenge stretches forty feet toward the sky weighing
fifty-seven thousand pounds! A series of concentric coral circles is said to represent the
Heart-shaped table, 9-ton door, and Sundial shown at l2:40 pm.
Energy sensitive people will often report headaches while standing inside the archway of the nine-ton swinging gate, thought to be erected over a vortex. This was the case when I visited in the early 1990s, dowsing the site during and after a full solar eclipse. Locating key points (ie. 9-Ton Gate, etc.), I found telluric energy literally disappear during the passage, later returning to normal, as my signal showed. Did Ed place his Castle over a convergence of key "energy leys" in order to harness the electromagnetic signature of the land-- an invisible web of energy concentrated at points of telluric power, the convergence of which create unusual phenomena, anti-gravity?
The original site remained in Florida City until the mid l930's at which time, the story
goes, someone planned to build a sub-division nearby. A fanatic for privacy, Ed packed up
his entire quarry and moved it to the present location in Homestead. No one ever saw him load
or unload the massive tonnage from a friend's truck he'd enlisted to transport the
gigantic stones. The relocation progressed easily, and the entire complex was re-erected
at its new location. In total Ed quarried over eleven hundred tons of coral rock for his Castle using tools
fashioned from wrecking-yard junk, never revealing just how he managed to rise and position
the massive coral blocks that make up his compound. An air of mystery surrounded the two
story monolith known as the tower, which housed his workshop and living quarters.
He was secretive and almost always worked at night; no one ever saw him.
Ed seemed to have a sixth sense with which he could detect when he was being
watched, often the hallmark of an intuitive. Ed stated, "if I concentrate on
somebody's back while that person doesn't know it, they're liable to get restless and look
around. I've noticed, I can chase the mosquitos away with this same, concentrated, look."
Originally named "Rock Gate Park" the complex
now known as Coral Castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ed disputed contempory science and believed, "all matter consists of magnets which can
produce measurable phenomena, and electricity." Ed would say he had "re-discovered the laws
of weight, measurement, and leverage," and that these concepts "involved 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, or what we term today chi.
An air of secrecy pervaded the Castle. At one time Ed erected a massive grid of copper
wire poised above his quarried stones. Another time one of Ed's neighbors found him
singing to the stones with his hands placed on their surface as if he were somehow
making them lighter. A group of young people claimed that they saw him float coral blocks
through the air "like hydrogen balloons."
Ed's notebooks are laden with schematics for magnetism and electrical experiments.
Although he possessed only a fourth-grade education it seems he had discovered a means to
reduce the gravitational pull of the earth. He wrote a series of pamphlets which included
his theories on magnetism and cosmic force, still available today, including
Researchers have speculated that Ed learned the secret of levitation and one theory in
particular caught the imagination of many. The planetary grid hypothesis postulates that
the earth is covered by an invisible web of energy which is concentrated at points of telluric
power, the convergence of which create unusal phenomena.
These telluric grid dynamics played a vital role in the construction of the Castle
according to author Ray Stoner in his book, "The Enigma of Coral Castle." Stoner speculates
that the complex was originally moved from Florida City to Homestead not because of
privacy issues (as most historians suggest), but because Ed realized he had made a
mathematical error in his original positioning, and moved the entire structure to take
advantage of an area with greater telluric force.
According to author
B.J.Cathie an authority on grid dynamics, "there exists an
all-encompassing global grid with direct harmonic relationship to the
speed of light,
gravity, magnetics, and earth mass. All major changes of the physical state are brought
about by harmonic interactions of these manifestations. The controlled manipulation of
these forces would make it possible to instantaneously move mass from one point to another
Cathie states, "measurements from Coral Castle yield harmonics related to Light and
Gravity. The distance between Coral Castle and Grid Pole A (in the north) dispel any
doubt about the site being an ideal position to allow Ed Leedskalnin to erect
the huge blocks of coral with relative ease. Measurements indicate the harmonics necessary
for the manipulation of anti-gravity."
Researcher and author, Richard LeFors Clark, concurs, and believes the earth grid is made
up of a network of "20 magnetic reversal points" along which can be found specific sites
of anomaly known as Diamagnetic Vortex Points.
In his work "Diamagnetic Gravity Vortexes," found in the book
Anti-Gravity and the World Grid Clark postulates
that the area of South Florida at Coral Castle, considered part of the Bermuda Triangle,
"is a powerful diamagnetic levitator." "Leedskalnin demonstrated magnetism and the mechanism
of levitation by applying the natural Earth Grid principles of diamagnetism. Leedskalnin
could levitate huge pieces of coral by using the center of mass for the needed slight uplift
launching pressure." Equating this technique to the same process used in "party levitation," Clark believes
that Coral Castle could no longer be build where it is today as the Grid point has shifted
to the area inside Homestead Air Force Base, a few miles away.
Ed Leedskalnin showed every indication of being a natural geomancer, one who senses the
unique telluric forces of the earth. He was highly intuitive and knew how to observe nature
for signs of anomaly, ultimately leading him to the discovery of vortex energy, and the
ability to harness the natural elements of magnetism. He understood the critical nature of
identifying the most energetic location to erect
his massive Castle, and seemed to have known the secrets of anti-gravit,y and its relation
to cosmic events. Ed proceeded to develop a means of leverage power, generated from
the geo-magnetic grid, and produced a system to generate anti-gravity waves. Ed Leedskalnin
knew exactly what he was doing when he created his fantastic Castle.
In 1951 Ed took his secrets to the grave. The mystery of Coral Castle was never revealed. Rumor persists that a plaque was found in Ed's bedroom that read, "The Secret to the Universe is
7129 / 6105195", an allusion to a sequence of
Prime Meridian numbers.
Inspired by his visit to the complex rock singer Billy Idol wrote and recorded "Sweet 16" in honor
of Ed's achievement.
- Kathy Doore
Who's Ed? Commemorative City Banner, Miami, Florida 2010.