FL Posted in Florida October 22, 2015 by Victoria W How One Man Built This Castle In Florida By Himself Is Mind-Blowing Florida has many “hidden” gems and Coral Castle is definitely one of them. If you’ve never experienced it, it’s a true marvel and still baffles people today. Flickr/Tonya Stinson It's one of the most unique structures in the US and is located in Homestead. It's also a great mystery that has been puzzling experts and tourists alike since its creation in the early 1920s by Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin. Flickr/lancearoundorlando Imagine that Stonehenge was built with coral-formed limestone sourced, moved, and carved by a single man. And that man was no he-man action hero bodybuilder-type, oh no. At five feet tall and nearly 100 pounds, he was closer in size to a high school cheerleader, and most likely a flyer. So how did a lightweight Latvian dude with a fourth-grade education move stones up to 25 feet tall and 30 tons? Flickr/psyberartist According to Ed, it was built in the name of love. Because this is a history lesson, we'll pretend it's less creepy that he was supposed to marry his "Sweet Sixteen," as he called her, when he was 26, but, hey, she may not have even been real, so no worries. Features of his castle include a 9-ton revolving door that could be opened with the push a finger, a huge heart-shaped table, a bathtub, beds, chairs, and everything else you need to keep up with the Flinstones. Flickr/psyberartist So how did he do it? It all comes down to how much we can believe good old Ed. He liked to keep his methods secret, working at night to ensure no one would ever see how he built his masterpiece. Then he implied he knew the secrets of the pyramids, and that his castle was constructed using a mysterious theory of anti-gravity that involved lots and lots of magnets. Some have taken this to mean he moved these multi-ton monoliths with levitation. Others believe it could all be done with a little engineering know-how. Flickr/wwphotos Either way, there's no denying that Ed and what he managed to accomplish were pretty awesome. How do you think Coral Castle was built? Have you been to this Florida landmark? What are some other strange places in our state? Please share your comments with us below!