The most mysterious places on the planet Coral castle
CORAL CASTLE is a complex of huge statues and megaliths weighing 1,100 tons, built by hand, without the use of machines in California (USA).
In the complex itself consists of the two-storey square tower weighing 243 tons, various buildings, massive walls, underground pool with a spiral staircase, a stone map of Florida, roughly hewn chairs, a table in the shape of a heart, accurate sundial stone Mars and Saturn, as well as 30_тонный month, with its horn pointing exactly to the North star, and more. All located on an area of over 40 hectares.
Castle was built by Latvian immigrant Edward LIDSKALNINSH, arrived in America after an unhappy and unrequited love for a certain 16_летней-old Agnes skaffs (she rejected already betrothed to her 26_летнего Edward as a poor “old man”, and later married a successful doctor and gave birth to 3 sons). Starting a new life in a new country after moving from Texas and California, Edward Liedskalnins in 1920 settled in Florida, where the climate helped him to survive despite the progressive form of tuberculosis. “Flaco” (according to neighbours), a small (152 cm, 45 kg) and weak in appearance Edward alone 20 years of building a manual lock from moving from the coast of huge blocks of coral limestone, and cut the blocks without using even a primitive jackhammer – all instruments he made of abandoned road remains.
They say to split the blocks, he used the original technology: a dense limestone, using a home-made chisel, punched holes and put them in old automotive shock absorbers, pre-glowing red Then Edward poured them cold water, and the iron breaks the stone into pieces. So say the witnesses, but. if pouring water on hot iron, it will decrease in volume and the stone split How Edward was move and lift multi-ton blocks, remains a mystery: he was very secretive and worked only at night.
Numerous attempts by nosy neighbors to Snoop, how’s the work, not successful: cost someone to appear in the vicinity of the castle, as the work was immediately stopped. In their possession “sullen ed” let reluctantly: he grew up quietly behind the intruder and stood silently until he was out of When close to coral castle set out to build a Villa energetic lawyer from Louisiana, Edward simply. carried their offspring in another location, 10 miles to the South.
How he did it is another question, the answer to which is there to this day. It is known that he hired a powerful truck that came every morning. The driver went to the loading time, and came back around noon, when the body was already filled with coral block (or blocks), each of which weighed 5 to 6 tons. This truck was seen by many. But no one saw how ed loaded or unloaded the car. Neighbors in one voice say that no trucks or lifts.
When asked ed proudly answered: “I discovered the secret of the pyramid-builders!” People also noticed how it. sang songs to their stones. Also claimed that he built his castle on the landing of a UFO. In 1952 E. Lidskalninsh died suddenly from stomach cancer (but not tuberculosis). After his death in a room on the top of the square towers found fragmentary records in which something refers to the magnetism of the Earth and “managing the flow of cosmic energy”. — But no concrete explanation.
A few years after the death of ed’s intrigued by U.S. engineering company, wishing to prove the deception of the Builder of the castle, carried out their own experiment: rented most powerful bulldozer and tried to budge one of the blocks, which Edward did not have time to use in construction. Nothing came of it. Thus, the mystery of the construction and transportation of the castle and remained unsolvable Travel to Coral castle: from Miami to drive the main road through Florida towards Florida city; at one of the crossroads with the sign “Coral castle 3 miles” turn West.