> Thank you for your reply. I am no
> engineer, but what do you think about this quote
> from Wikipedia? I will read your reply with
> interest then stay out of AoM for a while!
> The gate is carved so that it fits within a
> quarter of an inch of the walls. It was
> well-balanced, reportedly so that a child could
> open it with the push of a finger. The mystery of
> the gate's perfectly balanced axis and the ease
> with which it revolved lasted for decades until it
> stopped working in 1986. In order to remove it,
> six men and a 50-short-ton (45 t) crane were used.
> Once the gate was removed, the engineers
> discovered how Leedskalnin had centered and
> balanced it. He had drilled a hole from top to
> bottom and inserted a metal shaft. The rock rested
> on an old truck bearing. It was the rusting out of
> this bearing that resulted in the gate's failure
> to revolve. Complete with new bearings and shaft,
> it was set back into place on July 23, 1986.
> It failed in 2005 and was again repaired; however,
> it does not rotate with the same ease it once
> No worries! Glad to hear from you.
> Oh boy, ok, you asked for it...lol jk. We have to
> put on our critical thinking caps, though, and
> really read the words that are written here.
> First, some corrections are in order: I personally
> know Laura Maye, the Director of the Coral Castle
> Museum (they carry my book in their giftshop now,
> yay!) and have seen her as recently as Feb23, 2019
> when I was down there shooting an episode of
> The UnXplained: With William Shatner with
> Prometheus Entertainment for the History Channel.
> She was there when the gate was being repaired,
> and she said to me personally that she hired two
> 20 ton cranes and about 20 men to repair the gate,
> and they could not repair it back to working
> order. They found the bearing resting on a pie
> shaped piece of stone, which supposedly was of an
> unknown composition. It would indeed have to be
> extremely durable in order to bear the weight of
> the entire door resting on a single point, for
> To say that discovering how Ed installed the door,
> is to discover how he balanced it so perfectly, or
> how he was able to drill so precisely through that
> giant block, or how he was able to install it
> alone, with no heavy lift machinery, is a
> completely false notion. It only makes it harder
> to explain, not easier. We know what he did, but
> that is not the same as knowing how he did it,
> right? The article is worded in a deceptive way
> which might be taken to mean that the construction
> methods of which Leedskalnin used were explained,
> when then only thing they actually explained were
> the materials of a megalithic doors installation,
> not the methods of megalithic construction,
> itself, or even how the door was hung by Ed, all
> by himself. Does that make sense?