Coral Castle
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Basic Information

The Coral Castle is a stone sculpture north of the city of Homestead, Florida. It was built by the Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin who allegedly survived terminal tuberculosis with the aid of magnets. He worked more than 28 years on the sculpture without letting anyone else watch him at work, and according to rumors he moved the multi-ton stones "like hydrogen ballons". Leedskalnin himself claimed he used a "perpetual motion holder" as a tool. He claimed that he built it for his "Sweet Sixteen", which some believe referred to the fiancé who dumped him before his wedding in Latvia (leading to his emigration) but he implied that the Sweet Sixteen was more of an ideal than a reality.

The modern tourist site states:

…"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." He also stated that he had "discovered the secrets of the pyramids" […]


See Also

Stone Flying Wizard

Game and Story Use

  • So obviously Leedskalnin had somehow rediscovered the secrets of contragravity and perpetual motions known to the Ancient Astronauts who ruled over Egypt and built the Pyramid. So who now has his secrets? The mysterious "Sweet Sixteen"?
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