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    Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric, Edward Leedskalnin, north of the city of Homestead, Florida in Miami-Dade County
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      Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian-American
      eccentric, Edward Leedskalnin, north of the city of Homestead,
      Florida in Miami-Dade County at the intersection of U.S. Route 1
      (South Dixie Highway) and Southwest 157th Ave. The structure
      comprises numerous megalithic stones (mostly coral), each weighing
      several tons.


      Edward Leedskalnin was jilted by his 16-year-old fiancée Agnes Scuffs
      in Latvia, just one day before the wedding. Leaving for America, he
      came down with terminal tuberculosis but spontaneously healed,
      stating that magnets had some effect on his disease.

      Hoping to somehow impress Scuffs, he spent over 28 years building the
      Coral Castle, refusing to allow anyone to view him while he worked. A
      few teenagers, who secretly witnessed his work, reported that he had
      caused the blocks of coral to move like hydrogen balloons. The only
      tool that Leedskalnin spoke of using was a "perpetual motion holder."

      Leedskalnin originally built the castle, which he named Rock Gate
      Park, in Florida City, FL around 1923. He purchased the land from
      Ruben Moser whose wife helped assist him when he had a very bad bout
      with tuberculosis.[1] Florida City which borders the Florida
      Everglades is the southernmost city in the United States that is not
      on an island. It was an extremely remote location with very little
      development at the time. The castle remained in Florida City until
      about 1936 when Leedskalnin decided to move and take the castle with
      him. No one knows for sure why Leedskalnin decided to relocate. The
      Coral Castle website states that he chose to move in order to protect
      his privacy when discussion about developing land in the area of the
      castle started.[2] The second commonly held notion was that he wanted
      to relocate to a more populous locale after being badly beaten one
      night by hooligans looking to rob him.[3] He spent three years moving
      the Coral Castle structures ten miles north from Florida City to its
      current location in Homestead, FL.

      Leedskalnin continued to work on the castle up until his death in
      1951. The coral pieces that are part of the newer castle and were not
      among those transported from the original location were quarried on
      the property only a few feet away from the southern wall.

      Leedskalnin would charge ten cents a head to give tours of the
      grounds. There are signs carved into rocks at the front gate to "Ring
      Bell Twice" and a second sign just inside the property that
      says "Adm. 10c Drop Below". He would come down from his living
      quarters which were the second story of the castle tower and are
      close to the gate and conduct the tour. Leedskalnin would never tell
      anyone who asked how he made the castle. He would simply answer "It's
      not difficult if you know how." If asked why he had made this castle,
      Leedskalnin would vaguely answer it was for his "Sweet Sixteen."

      When Leedskalnin became ill in December 1951, he put a sign on the
      door of the front gate "Going to the Hospital" and took the bus to a
      Miami hospital. The doctors discovered Leedskalnin was suffering from
      malnutrition. He passed away in the hospital three days later.

      While investigating the property $3,500 was found among Leedskalnin's
      personal belongings. Leedskalnin had made his income from conducting
      tours, selling pamphlets about various subjects (including magnetic
      currents) and the sale of a portion of his ten acre property for the
      construction of U.S. Route 1.[4] Having no will, the castle became
      the property of his closest living relative in America, a nephew from
      Michigan named Harry.[5]

      The Coral Castle website reports that the nephew was in poor health
      and he sold the castle to an Illinois family in 1953. However this
      story differs from the obituary of a former Coral Castle owner,
      Julius Levin, a retired jeweler from Chicago, IL. The obituary states
      Levin had purchased the land from the state of Florida in 1952 and
      may not have been aware there was even a castle on the land.[6]

      The new owners changed the name of Rock Gate Park to Coral Castle and
      turned it into a tourist attraction.[7]

      In January of 1981, Levin sold the castle to the Coral Castle, Inc.
      for $175,000.[8] They remain the owners today.

      In 1984, The National Register of Historic Places added Rock Gate,
      also known as Coral Castle, to its list of historic places.[9]


      [edit] The Castle
      The grounds of Coral Castle consist of 1,100 tons of stones found in
      the forms of walls, carvings, furniture and a castle tower. While
      commonly referred to as being made up of coral, it is actually made
      of Oolite, aka Oolitic Limestone. Oolite is a sedimentary rock
      comprised of fossilized coral. Oolite is found throughout Southern
      Florida and is often found beneath only several inches of topsoil
      such as at the Coral Castle site.

      The stones are fastened together without any mortar. They are simply
      set on top of each other using their immense weight to keep them
      together. However, the craftsmanship detail is so skillful that the
      stones are connected with such precision that no light passes between
      the seams. The eight foot tall vertical stones that comprise the
      perimeter wall have a uniform height. Even with the passage of
      decades and a direct hit on August 24, 1992 by the Category 5
      Hurricane Andrew, which leveled everything in the area, the stones
      have not shifted.

      Many of the features and carvings of the castle are notable. Among
      them are a two-story castle tower that served as Leedskalnin's living
      quarters, walls consisting entirely of eight foot high pieces of
      coral, an accurate sun dial, a Polaris telescope, an obelisk, a
      barbecue, a water well, a fountain, celestial stars and planets, and
      numerous pieces of furniture. The furniture pieces included are a
      heart-shaped table, a table in the shape of Florida, twenty-five
      rocking chairs, chairs resembling quarter moons, a bathtub, beds and
      a royal throne.

      What is most remarkable about the contents of the Coral Castle is the
      massive size of the stones used throughout the construction. Even
      more so when you consider the assembly was performed by one man with
      crude tools. With few exceptions, the objects are made from single
      pieces of stone. The stones on average weigh more than the stones
      found in the Pyramids of Egypt. The largest stone weighs 30 tons,
      which is over three times the size of the heaviest stone found in the
      Great Pyramid of Giza.[10] Leedskalnin may have well been aware of
      this as the 30 ton stone is capped by a stone that closely resembles
      the gabled roof of the King's Chamber in the Pyramid of Khufu.[11]
      Two of the stones are monolithic and stand twenty-five feet high
      above the ground which make them taller than any stone found in
      Stonehenge.[12][13][14]

      A nine-ton revolving gate is the most famous structure of the castle
      and was documented on TV's In Search Of, and That's Incredible! The
      gate is carved so precisely that it fits within a quarter of an inch
      of the walls on both sides. It was so well-balanced that a child
      could open it with the push of a single finger. The mystery of the
      gate's perfectly balanced axis and the amazing ease it revolved
      lasted for decades until the gate suddenly stopped working in 1986.
      At that time, a team of engineers was brought in for consultation. In
      order to remove the gate, six men and a fifty ton crane were
      utilized. Once the gate was removed, the engineers discovered how
      Leedskalnin had centered and balanced the nine-ton piece of rock.
      Leedskalnin had drilled a hole from top to bottom of the eight-foot-
      tall gate with no electric tools and inserted a metal shaft. The rock
      rested on an old truck bearing. It was the rusting out of this
      bearing that resulted in the gate's failure to revolve. The nine-ton
      gate, complete with new bearings, and a replaced shaft was lifted and
      set back into place on July 23rd, 1986.[15] The gate worked as it did
      before but once again in 2005 it ceased revolving and has yet to be
      repaired.


      Controversy surrounding its construction
      The structure is considered mysterious by some, mainly because it is
      often said that one man assembled the entire structure. Leedskalnin
      seems to have gone to great lengths to ensure that he was not
      observed working. The Castle's official site states that "Ed did much
      of his work at night by lantern light. The Coral Castle has numerous
      lookouts along the Castle walls that were designed to help protect
      his privacy." [16]

      There are various theories that hold that Leedskalnin constructed the
      Castle using some unknown form of science. For example, one website
      claims that "Ed Leedskalnin left behind the blueprints of nature, a
      Secret Knowledge of the Ancients" [17] Such theories seem to discount
      evidence such as photographs which exist showing Leedskalnin working
      apparently using traditional methods like block and tackle [18].

      There is skepticism as to the success of the traditional methods of
      tripods equipped with pulleys and chains that are in the photographs
      of Leedskalnin working though. Skeptics point out that the Tripods
      appear to only rise about 20 feet while the largest stones are 25
      feet long and stand vertical. The tripods are made from wooden
      telephone poles and could not support the larger stones. There are
      not enough pulleys to lessen the weight of the stones enough that a
      100-pound man could exert enough force to lift the stones. Too many
      pulleys will actually be counterproductive because of increased
      friction. The 3/8" thick chains that can still be found in the Tool
      Room of the Castle Tower and which are seen in the photographs are
      only rated with a 3.5 ton workload and would not be able to support
      the weight of the stones.[19]

      The Coral Castle site states that "if anyone ever questioned Ed about
      how he moved the blocks of coral, Ed would only reply that he
      understood the laws of weight and leverage well." [20] He also stated
      that he had "discovered the secrets of the pyramids" [21], which of
      course could be interpreted in either esoteric or engineering terms.

      The Coral Castle site claims that "[Ed Leedskalnin] has baffled
      engineers and scientists!" [22] However a skeptical website claimed
      that "despite the information on their Web site, the Coral Castle
      information booth was unable to identify a single scientist or
      engineer who had specifically examined the castle" [23].


      [edit] In popular culture
      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 Scuffs, who was the main reason
      Leedskalnin built the structure.

      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.

      Cuban-American author Daína Chaviano dedicated a whole chapter to
      Coral Castle in her novel La isla de los amores infinitos (coming in
      English by Riverhead Books/Penguin Group, in June 2008)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Castle

      below my thoughts

      My Thoughts



      Reading this article A couple things stand out and make me think like

      (Edward Leedskalnin was jilted by his 16-year-old fiancée Agnes
      Scuffs in Latvia, just one day before the wedding. Leaving for
      America, he came down with terminal tuberculosis but spontaneously
      healed, stating that magnets had some effect on his disease.)

      What else can magnets do we are unaware of?

      I read an article once that mention healing properties of free energy





      SCALAR PHYSICS -
      ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
      FREE ENERGY
      PLASMA ENERGY AND HEALING



      Makes me wonder if brought to fruitation could the power of magnets
      cure cancer diebetise etc? Ed thought there was healing power in
      magnets

      Perhaps the feild of quantum mechanics can find the answer perhaps
      the average Joe experimenting in his garage

      Whatever the case this I see is an area that needs to be investigated.





      Hoping to somehow impress Scuffs, he spent over 28 years building the
      Coral Castle, refusing to allow anyone to view him while he worked. A
      few teenagers, who secretly witnessed his work, reported that he had
      caused the blocks of coral to move like hydrogen balloons. The only
      tool that Leedskalnin spoke of using was a "perpetual motion holder."



      Here we see magnet being used to suspend gravity or to disrupt
      gravity,



      This science is being investigated now

      http://www.einsteins-emporium.com/science/d-magnets/sd320.htm

      Thats a small invention I think this can be reproduced on an infinate
      scale,

      I would like to get in touch with other people interested in
      reseaching this to trade ideas and share notes and correlate, people
      that are able to get the supplies and have a place and time to
      conduct experiments and document results to share and discuss.

      I think this could be a boom to future flight and space travel if
      fruitated on a much larger scale.







      The stones are fastened together without any mortar. They are simply
      set on top of each other using their immense weight to keep them
      together. However, the craftsmanship detail is so skillful that the
      stones are connected with such precision that no light passes between
      the seams. The eight foot tall vertical stones that comprise the
      perimeter wall have a uniform height. Even with the passage of
      decades and a direct hit on August 24, 1992 by the Category 5
      Hurricane Andrew, which leveled everything in the area, the stones
      have not shifted.




      Reading that reminds me of The Great Pyramid Of Giza and many other
      such structures all around the world, yet built by a single man in
      relatively modern times, if its true this man built this by himself
      then he would indeed in my personal opinion have to be privy to
      knowledge the rest of us don't have.However if he can learn this
      knowledge and the Pyramid builders learned it then so can other
      people.





      What is most remarkable about the contents of the Coral Castle is the
      massive size of the stones used throughout the construction. Even
      more so when you consider the assembly was performed by one man with
      crude tools. With few exceptions, the objects are made from single
      pieces of stone. The stones on average weigh more than the stones
      found in the Pyramids of Egypt. The largest stone weighs 30 tons,
      which is over three times the size of the heaviest stone found in the
      Great Pyramid of Giza.[10] Leedskalnin may have well been aware of
      this as the 30 ton stone is capped by a stone that closely resembles
      the gabled roof of the King's Chamber in the Pyramid of Khufu.[11]
      Two of the stones are monolithic and stand twenty-five feet high
      above the ground which make them taller than any stone found in
      Stonehenge.[12][13][14]


      At this point I'm sure many reading this are ready to say come on Mr
      Paranormal do you really believe this 100 pound man 5 feet tall with
      crude tools actually set stone this emmense one on top of the other
      with precision such that even light don't slip through the cracks and
      never used morter. I agree it sounds like I need to say goodbye to
      Alice and come out of wonderland. Nonetheless I say the impossible is
      only possible to those who believe the impossible. I grant you this
      could just be a story made up for revenue to location its at if it
      weren't for one thing. whens the last time I contractor crew came out
      and built such a structure for anyone? To me someone had to build it
      there or it wouldn't be there and I defy anyone to call out any
      contractors and have them build one.

      So very hard to believe yes but is it really impossible? or did Ed
      know something that could revolutionize the world?



      A nine-ton revolving gate is the most famous structure of the castle
      and was documented on TV's In Search Of, and That's Incredible! The
      gate is carved so precisely that it fits within a quarter of an inch
      of the walls on both sides. It was so well-balanced that a child
      could open it with the push of a single finger. The mystery of the
      gate's perfectly balanced axis and the amazing ease it revolved
      lasted for decades until the gate suddenly stopped working in 1986.
      At that time, a team of engineers was brought in for consultation. In
      order to remove the gate, six men and a fifty ton crane were
      utilized. Once the gate was removed, the engineers discovered how
      Leedskalnin had centered and balanced the nine-ton piece of rock.
      Leedskalnin had drilled a hole from top to bottom of the eight-foot-
      tall gate with no electric tools and inserted a metal shaft. The rock
      rested on an old truck bearing. It was the rusting out of this
      bearing that resulted in the gate's failure to revolve. The nine-ton
      gate, complete with new bearings, and a replaced shaft was lifted and
      set back into place on July 23rd, 1986.[15] The gate worked as it did
      before but once again in 2005 it ceased revolving and has yet to be
      repaired.

      The very fact it took a 5 ton crane to move the gate tells me that
      its unlikely he could have actually used such a peice of technology
      without it being big news and certinly not at night as he is said to
      have built the Castle at night. so again this indicates to me Ed was
      in pocession of technology we are not and he himself said he figured
      out how the egyptians built the pyramids.





      Controversy surrounding its construction
      The structure is considered mysterious by some, mainly because it is
      often said that one man assembled the entire structure. Leedskalnin
      seems to have gone to great lengths to ensure that he was not
      observed working. The Castle's official site states that "Ed did much
      of his work at night by lantern light. The Coral Castle has numerous
      lookouts along the Castle walls that were designed to help protect
      his privacy." [16]

      There are various theories that hold that Leedskalnin constructed the
      Castle using some unknown form of science. For example, one website
      claims that "Ed Leedskalnin left behind the blueprints of nature, a
      Secret Knowledge of the Ancients" [17] Such theories seem to discount
      evidence such as photographs which exist showing Leedskalnin working
      apparently using traditional methods like block and tackle [18].

      There is skepticism as to the success of the traditional methods of
      tripods equipped with pulleys and chains that are in the photographs
      of Leedskalnin working though. Skeptics point out that the Tripods
      appear to only rise about 20 feet while the largest stones are 25
      feet long and stand vertical. The tripods are made from wooden
      telephone poles and could not support the larger stones. There are
      not enough pulleys to lessen the weight of the stones enough that a
      100-pound man could exert enough force to lift the stones. Too many
      pulleys will actually be counterproductive because of increased
      friction. The 3/8" thick chains that can still be found in the Tool
      Room of the Castle Tower and which are seen in the photographs are
      only rated with a 3.5 ton workload and would not be able to support
      the weight of the stones.[19]

      The Coral Castle site states that "if anyone ever questioned Ed about
      how he moved the blocks of coral, Ed would only reply that he
      understood the laws of weight and leverage well." [20] He also stated
      that he had "discovered the secrets of the pyramids" [21], which of
      course could be interpreted in either esoteric or engineering terms.

      The Coral Castle site claims that "[Ed Leedskalnin] has baffled
      engineers and scientists!" [22] However a skeptical website claimed
      that "despite the information on their Web site, the Coral Castle
      information booth was unable to identify a single scientist or
      engineer who had specifically examined the castle" [23].




      Well my first instinct was to refute some of the comments til reading
      the rest of this section then I decided wikipedia had already done it
      lol.



      So in ending , it seems to be that a if the Castle is there we know
      we have something extraordinary.



      The question is did Ed build it by himself with meager tools as the
      story goes or with modern day technology.

      Well from what this account tell us it took a 5 ton crane and 6
      workmen to move the 9 ton gate much less the 30 ton stones, I see
      know way for Ed to have gotten enough cranes and men on a nightly
      basis and keep the project secret, obviously first of most places you
      contract stuff like cranes and crews work in the daytime, secondly so
      far no one has provided a record of crane rentals or crews hired, the
      biggest give away of all is that the Castle was built before the
      invention of the crane,



      This article itself effectively shows how ill equipped Ed would have
      been for the job with the few meager hand tools he used.



      Wikipedia itself suffently refutes the skeptics.



      Given the possibilities that are left which seem to be none to me
      then I would say Ed knew something about music and magnets we today
      do not know.



      This is an area I think needs to be researched til the secret is
      found because of the implications to our world today.

      Paranormal Palace the myspace of the paranormal community
      http://www.paranormalpalace.com
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