Leonard Knight must have been very impressed when he saw a hot air balloon fly near his home in Vermont in 1971. When he later moved to Nebraska, he built his own balloon with the words, “God is Love” but never got it to fly. Finally in 1984, Leonard moved to a remote desert town in California called Niland and decided this would be the place to build his testimonial to God.
Four years into building his mountain, Leonard Knight’s hard work crumbled into a heap of sand and rubble. Although Leonard originally wanted to make his structure from concrete, the material was very expensive and he began mixing sand into it to stretch it out. The sand caused the instability. Continue reading