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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.”