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This Strange Phenomenon In A New Jersey Town Is Too Weird For Words

Titusville is a small, unincorporated community within Hopewell Township. The picturesque Mercer County village overlooks the Delaware and doesn’t seem too extraordinary at first. It’s beautiful and charming, sure, but so are many other New Jersey towns. Titusville, however, has a secret. Some of you may already be aware of the strange phenomenon known as a gravity hill. If you put your vehicle in neutral at the bottom of a gravity hill, it will appear to defy gravity as it rolls backward, uphill. You can find this unique phenomenon on Pleasant Valley Road.

To see New Jersey’s gravity hill in action, watch the video below:

Of course, this is most likely an optical illusion. It is also said to work with bikes and other rolling objects. What do you believe? If Titusville is too far from you, you can find similar phenomenon in Franklin Lakes (Ewing Avenue) and Jackson (New Prospect Road). Are there any others you can add? Be aware that trying this yourself is likely illegal and can be dangerous.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.