How Do You Mend a Broken Heart

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“I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids, and found out how the Egyptians and the ancient builders in Peru, Yucatan, and Asia, with only primitive tools, raised and set in place blocks of stone weighing many tons!”  Edward Leedskalnin


Born in rural Miami in the 1920s, Coral Castle is sometimes called the world’s youngest megalithic structure. As the story goes a scrawny, one hundred pound Latvian with a broken heart single-handedly quarried eleven hundred tons of limestone to build a monument to a teenage girl who wouldn’t marry him.  Edward Leedskalnin, a reclusive bordering on fanaticism, worked alone at night so no one ever saw him move the stones. One stone alone weighed twenty-eight tons yet his tools were little more than what could be found in a junk yard.  Many theorists from engineers to pseudo scientists have tried to fill in the blanks about how he did it.  Some talk of levitation, Prime Meridians and the natural Earth Grid principles of diamagnetism.  Others embrace the idea of alien intervention. Perhaps it was just the awesome resolve of a Freemason with a broken heart engineering a megalithic stone bandage for a wound that would not heal. Ed never revealed how he did it and took his secrets to the grave in 1951.  So there it stands along a miserable stretch of US1 surrounded by fast food and pharmacies, a weighty mystery that could outlive all the skyscrapers and stadiums we’ve built with modern machinery.  She must have been some girl.

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