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”
While 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 Leedskalnin.com.
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?
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?
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