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This Strange Phenomenon In Arkansas Is Too Weird For Words

Who would have thought that an everyday Arkansas road would cause such a scene? There’s a certain location in Helena that will boggle your mind and make you take a closer look at a physics textbook to see if everything you’ve learned is accurate. This oddity has become a well-known spot among locals who like to go and conduct their own experiments on vehicles and gravity.


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Sulphur Spring Road is located just halfway between Helena and West Helena, intersecting Highway 49. The road is referred t by residents as Gravity Hill for its peculiar feature of giving the illusion of having a car rolling uphill. This attraction is not heavily publicized. Many only find out about it through the experiences of others.



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Drivers can find out about this weird effect for themselves by going north on Sulphur Spring Road, proceeding to the stop sign at Highway 49. As you come to a stop, it is said if you put your car in neutral you’ll start coasting backward for nearly 50 yards up to the hill’s crest. It’s a neat little illusion!

When visiting this area in Helena, please keep in mind this is a public road. Hazard lights should be used when attempting to create the illusion of rolling uphill. Drive safely and have fun with this strange phenomenon!

Tiffany
Just a country girl from Little Rock!