The most famous of all the structures at Coral Castle was the stone swinging door, which could be conveniently opened by just using your pinky finger. As it turned out, the door operated on a metal rod that had been inserted into the door, which had been drilled from top to bottom by hand. The door sat on a truck bearing that allowed the door to open smoothly, even by a slight change in the velocity of the wind.

Coral Castle, located in Homestead, Florida. Working alone with primitive tools, a Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin quarried, carved, and set in place more than 1,100 tons of coral rock, creating what is commonly known as the American Stonehenge.

Coral Castle was built in the early 20th century by an eccentric Latvian recluse named Edward Leedskalnin

Edward Leedskalnin (Homestead, Florida)

The Mystery of Coral Castle....Edward Leedskalnin

Coral Castle in Florida. Edward Leedskalnin (Latvian: Edvards Liedskalniņš) (January 12, 1887, Stāmeriena parish, Livonia; December 7, 1951, Miami) was an eccentric Latvian emigrant to the United States and amateur sculptor who single-handedly built the monument known as Coral Castle in Florida. He was also known for his unusual theories on magnetism.

Colral Castle -- The structure—made of megalithic-size stones—was built over 28 years by a single slight-framed man, Edward Leedskalnin, as a temple to his lost love. Leedskalnin claimed he’d learned the ancient secrets of the Great Pyramids back in his homeland, Latvia, and was witnessed levitating 1,000-pound stones in the dead of night.

Coral Castle in Florida. Edward Leedskalnin (Latvian: Edvards Liedskalniņš) (January 12, 1887, Stāmeriena parish, Livonia; December 7, 1951, Miami) was an eccentric Latvian emigrant to the United States and amateur sculptor who single-handedly built the monument known as Coral Castle in Florida. He was also known for his unusual theories on magnetism.

Kastelbell Castle - Val Venosta, South Tyrol, ITALY

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Arundel Castle, view from the motte. West Sussex.

Tantallon Castle, built in14th century, North Berwick, Scotland

Entrance to the Coral Castle south of Miami, Florida. This large complex of carefully placed coral rocks was first built ten miles away in Florida City by Ed Leedskalnin. Leedskalnin was a master stone mason, and led a mostly private and simple life in south Florida. Though just five feet tall and one hundred pounds, he managed to quarry, sculpt, and assemble 1,100 tons of coral rock using only the simplest metal tools

Coral Castle

Von Trapp Family Church Vermont.

Lithopedion Calcified Fetus. Remained inside woman for over 50 years.

History - Miramont Castle . Miramont Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1977.

Inca Fortaleza of Saccsayhuaman - Peru - these stones are estimated to weigh 1,000 metric tons. Conventional archeology says they moved them 14 miles from the quarry site - before the wheel. So how did they do it?!

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza, known as "El Catillo" (The Castle). Yucatan Peninsula, MEXICO. (by cam.shirl, via Flickr)

Puma Punku...the laser-cut precision is astounding!!!. Built by Aymara Indians, estimated to be 14,000 years old. The structure is made of Diorite (one of the hardest stone on Earth), the only other stone that can cut it is Diamond!