by Rusty McClure & Jack Heffron
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, thirty miles southwest of Miami. It was built in the 1920s and ’30s by an eccentric Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin. Working alone with primitive tools, he quarried, carved, and set into 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, which allowed him to lift and move the stones as if by magic. Several books have been written on Ed’s other-worldly powers, and he has become a cult figure to those who believe in extra-terrestrials and in the magnetic grid theory. Skeptics have argued against these theories in magazine articles and on Web sites.
In Coral Castle, Rusty McClure and Jack Heffron survey the theories and tell the story through journalistic investigation, interviewing experts on all sides of the argument, bringing this fascinating tale to a mass audience for the first time.