Coral Castle

28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033

Coral Castle PRISM
Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian American Edward Leedskalnin (1887–1951) north of the city of Homestead, Florida in Miami-Dade County at the intersection of South Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) and SW 157th Avenue. The structure comprises numerous megalithic stones (mostly limestone formed from coral), each weighing several tons. It currently serves as a privately operated tourist attraction. Coral Castle is noted for legends surrounding its creation that claim it was built single-handedly by Leedskalnin using reverse magnetism and/or supernatural abilities to move and carve numerous stones weighing many tons.

Coral Castle MapEdward Leedskalnin was jilted by his 16-year-old fiancée Agnes Skuvst in Latvia, just one day before the wedding. Leaving for America, he came down with allegedly terminal tuberculosis, but spontaneously healed, stating that magnets had some effect on his disease.

Edward spent more than 28 years building the Coral Castle, refusing to allow anyone to view him while he worked. A few teenagers claimed to have witnessed his work, reporting that he had caused the blocks of coral to move like hydrogen balloons. The only tool that Leedskalnin spoke of using was a "perpetual motion holder".

PRISM - Coral Castle - Homestead, FloridaLeedskalnin originally built the castle, which he named Rock Gate Park, in Florida City, Florida around 1923. He purchased the land from Ruben Moser whose wife assisted him when he had a very bad bout with tuberculosis. Florida City, which borders the Everglades, is the southernmost city in the United States that is not on an island. It was an extremely remote location with very little development at the time. The castle remained in Florida City until about 1936 when Leedskalnin decided to move and take the castle with him to its final location on 28655 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33033. The Coral Castle website states that he chose to move in order to protect his privacy when discussion about developing land in the area of the castle started. He spent three years moving the Coral Castle structures 10 miles (16 km) north from Florida City to its current location in Homestead, Florida.

Leedskalnin continued to work on the castle up until his death in 1951. The coral pieces that are part of the newer castle, not among those transported from the original location, were quarried on the property only a few feet away from the southern wall.

Coral Castle PRISM 4-27-2015 Edward LeedskalninLeedskalnin charged visitors ten cents a head to tour the castle grounds. There are signs carved into rocks at the front gate to "Ring Bell Twice" and a second sign just inside the property that says "Adm. 10c Drop Below". He would come down from his living quarters in the second story of the castle tower close to the gate and conduct the tour. Leedskalnin never told anyone who asked him how he made the castle. He would simply answer "It's not difficult if you know how." When asked why he had built the castle, Leedskalnin would vaguely answer it was for his "Sweet Sixteen." This is widely believed to be a reference to Agnes Skuvst (whose oft-misspelled surname "Scuffs" is not even a legitimately formed Latvian word). In Leedskalnin's own publication A Book in Every Home he implies his "Sweet Sixteen" was more an ideal than a reality. According to a Latvian account, the girl existed, but her name was actually Hermīne Lūsis.

Coral Castle PRISM 4-27-2015 Gerard LeiserWhen Leedskalnin became ill in November 1951, he put a sign on the door of the front gate "Going to the Hospital" and took the bus to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Leedskalnin suffered a stroke at one point, either before he left for the hospital or at the hospital. He died twenty-eight days later of Pyelonephritis (a kidney infection) at the age of 64. His death certificate noted that his death was a result of "uremia; failure of kidneys, as a result of the infection and abscess."

Coral Castle PRISM 4-27-2015 Tool Room Orb
While the property was being investigated, $3,500 was found among Leedskalnin's personal belongings. Leedskalnin had made his income from conducting tours, selling pamphlets about various subjects (including magnetic currents) and the sale of a portion of his 10-acre (4.0 ha) property for the construction of U.S. Route 1. Having no will, the castle became the property of his closest living relative in America, a nephew from Michigan named Harry. The Coral Castle website reports that the nephew was in poor health and he sold the castle to an Illinois family in 1953. However, this story differs from the obituary of a former Coral Castle owner, Julius Levin, a retired jeweler from Chicago, Illinois. The obituary states Levin had purchased the land from the state of Florida in 1952 and may not have been aware there was even a castle on the land.

Coral Castle PRISM 4-27-2015 David Pierce Rodriguez Galavision Interview
The new owners changed the name of Rock Gate Park to Coral Castle and turned it into a tourist attraction. In January 1981, Levin sold the castle to Coral Castle, Inc. for $175,000. The company retains ownership today. In 1984, the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was added under the name of "Rock Gate", but the name on the list was changed to "Coral Castle" in 2011.  ~ Wikipedia

Official Coral Castle Museum Website

Sky Tribe Ancient Mysteries | Coral Castle (June 2023)

PRISM Paranormal Research founder, David Pierce Rodríguez and medium Lourdes Orta were featured on the the March 2023 episode of Sky Tribe Ancient Mysteries. The episode was filmed at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida with hosts Rhiannon Alley and Thom Reed from Netflix's Berkshires UFO.

Coral Castle Historic Ghost Tour (Saturday, October 8, 2022)

Coral Castle Annual Historic Ghost Tour 2022

PRISM @ Coral Castle w/ NBC 6 News Miami | October 2019

PRISM Paranormal Research founder, David Pierce Rodriguez, and Coral Castle tour guide, Ken Bourke, speaking about the paranormal activity occurring at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida on October 28, 2019 with Laura Rodriguez from NBC 6 News Miami, Florida.

EVP of a child recorded at Coral Castle (10/8/2022)

3D spectrogram of electronic voice phenomena (EVP) of a child recorded by David Pierce Rodriguez on a Panasonic RR-DR60 digital voice recorder at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida on October 8, 2022. 

Coral Castle Historic Ghost Tours ft. PRISM PARANORMAL RESEARCH

Video from the First Coral Castle Historic Ghost Tour hosted by PRISM Paranormal Research South Florida on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Coral Castle Historic Ghost Tour | Saturday, October 19, 2019

Coral Castle 1st Historic Ghost Tour | September 13, 2019

PRISM @ Coral Castle (2018)

Short documentary by Google Maps at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida with PRISM Paranormal Research South Florida Director, David Pierce Rodriguez, in October of 2018.

PRISM @ Coral Castle Florida | Ghost Box Session (3/22/19)

Video of PRISM Paranormal Research South Florida conducting an electronic voice phenomena (EVP) session on the night of March 22, 2019, in the bedroom of Edward Leedskalnin, the builder and original owner of Coral Castle, located in Homestead, Florida. This is followed by a ghost box session taken an 45 minutes later by PRISM founder David Pierce Rodriguez. A PSB-7 ITC Research device and Spirit Speaker (box #50) was used to conduct the ghost box session. The first video was taken by Linda Dryer on a FLIR FX infrared camera, and the 2nd video was shot on David's full-spectrum modified GoPro Hero 3. During both sessions, the lights dimmed on command while asking Edward to give a sign if he was in the room. Several interesting ghost box responses were heard, starting off with a male voice, followed by a female voice. A huge thanks to Laura May and the Coral Castle staff for letting us investigate this wonderful and mysterious property.

PRISM @ Coral Castle Florida | El Camino - Galavision/Univision (8/7/15)

Video clip (in Spanish) from Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies Miami (PRISM) @ the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida on the show El Camino on Galavision and UnivisionEl Camino starring Fernanda Kelly, Danilo Carrera, and Roger Gonzalez aired on Galavision on August 7, 2015 and Univision on August 8, 2015.

Video clip de El Camino con PRISM en el Coral Castle en Homestead, Florida. El Camino, protagonizada por Fernanda Kelly, Danilo Carrera, y Roger Gonzalez, y transmitido por Galavision el 7 de agosto, 2015 y Univision el 8 de agosto de 2015.

Coral Castle ~ Paranormal Investigation (April 27, 2015)

PRISM - Coral Castle - April 27, 2015PRISM conducted an investigation of the Coral Castle on the night of April 27, 2015. Attending were PRISM Miami Director David Pierce Rodriguez, PRISM investigator and Medium Gerard Leiser, PRISM investigator and Case Manager Eric Vanderlaan, PRISM Psychic Ana M. Echeverri-Mourao.

We were accompanied by a television crew from El Camino on Univision / Galavision. The travel show is hosted by Danilo Carrera, Roger González and Fernanda Kelly and airs premiered on June 19, 2015.

Orb & Moan: Coral Castle ~ Paranormal Investigation (4/27/2015)

This video was recorded on a full-spectrum modified GoPro Hero 3 and a Tascam DR-05 digital audio recorder in Edward Leedskalnin's bedroom at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida on April 27, 2015 by PRISM Director David Pierce Rodriguez.

Vehicle noise from nearby US-1 can be heard as well as people talking just down the stairs on the 1st floor. As a truck drives past, an eerie moan can be heard coming from inside the bedroom. Afterwards, PRISM Director David Pierce Rodríguez ascends the stairs and enters Edward's bedroom to adjust the camera. Once David heads back down the stairs, an orb shoots out of the rocking chair. This was the only orb recorded on video the entire night.

EVP Audio: Coral Castle ~ Paranormal Investigation (4/27/2015)

This video was recorded on a full-spectrum modified GoPro Hero 3 in Edward Leedskalnin's bedroom at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida on April 27, 2015 by PRISM Director David Pierce Rodriguez.

Just after David sets up the full-spectrum GoPro and shows his cell phone to the video camera to mark the time and date, an EVP is recorded. Note that a precursor pop/click can also be heard immediately before and after the voice. Street traffic from highway US-1 can be heard in the background. 

Ovilus III ITC: Coral Castle ~ Paranormal Investigation (4/27/2015)

This video was recorded on a full-spectrum modified GoPro Hero 3 and a Tascam DR-05 digital audio recorder in Edward Leedskalnin's bedroom at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida on April 27, 2015 by PRISM Director David Pierce Rodriguez.

The bedroom is empty and the sound of cars on highway US-1 can be heard in the background. Both the Ovilus III ITC research device and the Tascam DR-05 can be seen resting on Ed's bed. Could this be possible contact with Edward Leedskalnin?

Anomalies Video: Coral Castle ~ Paranormal Investigation (4/27/2015)

Anomalies recorded in Edward Leedskalnin's bedroom by PRISM Director David Pierce Rodriguez. This video was recorded on a full-spectrum modified GoPro Hero 3 in Edward Leedskalnin's bedroom at Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida on April 27, 2015 by PRISM Director David Pierce Rodriguez.

Coral Castle ~ Afternoon Investigation (November 28, 2005)

Coral Castle PRISMTime: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
Weather Outside: Mostly Cloudy
Outside Temperature: 72°F - 75°F
Inside Temperature: 69°F - 72°F 
Humidity Outside: 41%

On November 28, 2005, PRISM Founder David Pierce Rodriguez, and PRISM investigator Josie R., conducted an afternoon investigation of Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida. A tour of the property was taken, and interviews were conducted with two of Coral Castle's staff. Many photographs and short bits of video were taken. Baseline EMF readings were taken. The EMF floor measured a constant 1 to 2 mG within the castle's walls, with a few exceptions (EMF spikes) found along the castle grounds. It was an area located by the easternmost of three stones along the South Wall, that an EMF spike registering between 4 to 5 mG was recorded throughout the preliminary investigation. The spot where this occurred was noted in the area marked by an 'X' on the ground, at an approximate height of 3 to 5 feet. Coincidentally, it was in this area where a female psychic recently told the staff that a secret room might be found below ground.  *UPDATE: A paved walkway was constructed over this area in approx. 2011.

The EMF floor in the second floor living quarters in Coral Castle measured an average of 1.5 to 2.5 mG, versus the average EMF floor of the rest of the property which measured between 1 to 2 mG. The photo below shows the readout of our CellSensor EMF meter at centered at 2mG in side of the living quarters. We were told by the Coral Castle staff that a team who had investigated the property in the past, noticed unusually high EMF levels in the living quarters. We did notice that an EMF spike of approximately 1 to 2 mG occurred across the top part of the metal railing around the room.

An interesting thing was noted in what is known as the cooker (a.k.a. Ed's BBQ.) The EMF floor in Coral Castle measured an average of 1.5 to 2.5 mG, but when the meter was brought into the cooker area, the EMF level would go down to zero (0mG.) This did not occur in any other area inside the walls of Coral Castle.


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