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This Strange Phenomenon In A Florida Town Is Too Weird For Words

In the small town of Lake Wales, there’s a mysterious spot that has drawn visitors for many years. If you follow the posted directions and put your vehicle in neutral at the bottom of the hill, it will suddenly appear to defy gravity as it rolls backward, uphill.

If you decide to check out this weird illusion for yourself, make sure you try looking in the rear-view mirror as your car rolls backward. Supposedly this helps give you that creepy sensation that you’re rolling uphill. Others have suggested running or biking up and down the hill instead.

The whole attraction only takes a few minutes to experience, and some people leave underwhelmed, so we recommend combining this trip with one to nearby Bok Tower Gardens, which is also in Lake Wales. That way you won’t be disappointed if you’re less than impressed by the illusion, or if (as some people have reported) you have a hard time getting the illusion to work.

Have you been to Spook Hill? What did you think of the experience? Do you have any other legends or weird places to share with us? Please let us know in the comments below!

Victoria W
Victoria is a staff writer for OIYS.