This gentleman right here is none other than Ed Leedskalnin: the creator and architect of the infamous Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida. He was born on August 10th, 1887 in Riga, Latvia, but not much is known about his childhood. At the age of 26 he was engaged to marry a 16 year old named Agnes Scuffs but she broke off the engagement the night before their wedding. Several years later Ed emigrated to North America where he found work in lumber camps in Canada, California, and Texas. In 1919 Ed contracted a case of tuberculosis and moved to Florida for the warmer climate. Leedskalnin purchased a small piece of land in Florida City and over the next 20 years constructed and lived within a massive coral monument that he called “Rock Gate Park”. The castle was dedicated to his lover that spurned him on the day before their wedding. Working alone late at night, Leedskalnin quarried and sculpted over 1,100 short tonnes (997903 kg) of coral into what is now known as the Coral Castle. Visitors were welcome to visit the castle and Leedskalnin was always apt to answer their questions, albeit in cryptic riddles. In the mid 1930’s Leedskalnin moved it single-handedly to its present location on a 10-acre (4.0 ha) site near Homestead, Florida. Sometime in December 1951 he left a note on his front gate which read “Going to the Hospital”. He then rode a bus to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami where he died three days later of malnutrition due to stomach cancer. The construction methods regarding his castle are still unknown today, although there are loads of postulates on how he managed to quarry, sculpt, and construct the castle by himself, ranging from magnetism to intelligent life forms from other planets. Ed Leedskalnin and his Coral Castle remain among the unsolved mysteries of the world.