Coral Castle

Coral Castle has a seriously spooky history. The MASSIVE structure was built by Ed Leedskalnin, a short, slender man…but nobody had ever seen him work. The feat is impressive, considering the carved stone structure weights over 1,100 TONS! The secret project took Leedskalnin 28 years to complete, but when asked how he did it, he claimed to have supernatural powers and knew the secret of how the ancient pyramids were built. So…he might have been a little nutty…but his creations really do defy belief. The entrance gate alone weighs 9 tons, yet you can push it open with a single finger. Inside you will find fully functional rocking chairs…carved entirely from stone. Mind you, he built all of this in the 1920’s – 50’s…before sophisticated tools and machinery had been invented to aid this process. The mystery of Coral Castle remains strong to this day, and scientists are still puzzled by the sheer mechanics involved in its creation. The Coral Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, and is DEFINITELY worth a trip to see Ed Leedskalnin’s handy work.