Coral Castle: The story of Ed Leedskalnin and his American Stonehenge

Coral Castle: The story of Ed Leedskalnin and his American Stonehenge

by Jack Heffron




As seen on History's Ancient Aliens

Coral Castle is the first book to take an objective, journalistic look at one of America's most intriguing places, Coral Castle, located in Homestead, Florida. Edward Leedskalnin, an eccentric Latvian immigrant, built Coral Castle in the 1920s and '30s. Working alone with primitive tools, he quarried, carved, and set in place more than 1,100 tons of coral rock, creating what is commonly known as the American Stonehenge. How he accomplished this amazing feat remains a mystery. Some believe he was simply a talented stonemason and engineer. Many others believe he had somehow harnessed anti-gravity powers. Several books have been written on Ed's otherworldly powers and he has become a cult figure to those who believe in extra-terrestrials and the magnetic grid theory. In Coral Castle, Rusty McClure and Jack Heffron survey the theories and tell the story through journalistic investigation and interviews with experts on all sides of the argument.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984213214
Publisher: Ternary Publishing
Publication date: 09/09/2009
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rusty McClure, is the New York Times best-selling author of Crosley: Two Brothers and a Business Empire that Transformed The Nation. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Emory he teaches an entrepreneurial course at Ohio Wesleyan University. He resides in Dublin, Ohio.
Jack Heffron, has written several books of instruction for writers as well as numerous articles for magazines, primarily on travel, sports, and popular culture. His work has been noted in Best American Travel Writing and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and Authors. His column in Cincinnati magazine recently was chosen as the best in Ohio by the Cleveland Press Club. His short stories have appeared in many literary magazines and twice have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has taught at writers' conferences throughout the country and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Foreword x

Introduction xiv

1 Life in Latvia 1

2 Wandering America 13

3 Building a Castle 25

4 Florida City and a Monumental Move 41

5 At Home in Homestead 57

6 A New Life for the Coral Castle 85

7 Mysteries and Secrets 105

8 A Tour of the Castle 131

Epilogue 152

Notes 154

Acknowledgments 160

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