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Coral Castle and the Miami Book Fair

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The last time we met, I said I would go into more depth with the Anunnaki, but instead, I want to share the experience we had in Florida while we were there for the Miami Book Fair. One of my goals is to visit every place I wrote about in Proof the Novel and the first of which I was able to see firsthand was Coral Castle or as Edward Leedskalnin called it, Rock Gate Park.


Ed was only about 100 pounds and barely 5 feet tall, but in the 30 some years he spent in southern Florida, by himself, he quarried several tons of rock and built what is now known as Coral Castle. To this day, no one knows for sure how he was able to erect the giant slabs of stone. Was it simply through leverage? Or did he know a forgotten method of defying gravity somehow? He left Latvia shortly after his wife to-be left him at the alter. That event may be what set Ed’s lifetime work in south Florida into motion.

To see his creation was utterly fascinating and well worth the $15 entrance fee. There is a continuous guided tour done by museum workers well versed in Ed’s life. Ed also wrote a book on magnetism, which I bought and read on the flight home. The book involves some experiments, which I plan to try and will pass the results on to you. I won’t go into any more detail about the Castle, but if you’re in the Miami area… the extra 30 minute drive to the park is well worth it.

Now on to the book fair. We had a great time in between downpours, but the highlight of the fair by far, was the couple we shared the booth with. James Kauffman, who has authored the trilogy: The Collectibles, The Concealers, and The Conciliators, and his wife Patty shared the 12’ x 12’ space with us for the entire day. They are two of the nicest people we have ever met and thoroughly enjoyed their company. Jim’s resume includes: lawyer, judge, yachting professional, and now, author. (Although comedian should also be added to the list as well) Jim is a best-selling author and his website is: I haven’t read his work yet, but am looking forward to it as soon as the holidays are over.

Speaking of which, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… Happy Holidays everyone!


Ted D. Berner

Ted D. Berner

I grew up in the Mountains of Montana and have lived on a ranch for half of this life here on planet earth. I am blessed to live with a wonderful wife and ...

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