Today’s Into the Paranormal post is about a phenomenon known as a “gravity hill.” I’ve been to one with my family in Lake Wales, Florida called Spook Hill.
A gravity hill, according to Wikipedia is “also known as a magnetic hill (and sometimes a mystery hill or a gravity road), is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces the optical illusion that a very slight downhill slope appears to be an uphill slope. Thus, a car left out of gear will appear to be rolling uphill. There are hundreds of gravity hill locations around the world.”
Here’s a list of them, if you’re interested in visiting.
When I visited Spook Hill, I didn’t really grasp the concept, since as you can see from the picture to the right that there is a large hill in front of where you are supposed to be rolling. I had assumed you’d be rolling up that. The first time we tried it, I figured it didn’t work. Then I realized that what we were rolling back up was a hill, too. So it did actually work, just not as I thought it was going to. We did it twice. It was more interesting once I understood it.
Have you ever been to a “gravity hill”? I’d love to hear what you have to say about this phenomenon!