Experience An Unnerving Phenomenon At Gravity Hill In Pennsylvania

There are a few basic rules of physics that we generally depend upon, gravity being one of the big ones. What goes up must come down, right? Well, that’s not always the case, or at least it doesn’t appear to be the case at Gravity Hill in Pennsylvania. A bizarre optical illusion causes objects to appear to roll uphill on this innocuous-looking road outside of Pittsburgh. It is a popular spot for curious visitors who wish to experience this sensation firsthand.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Watch the video below to see this gravity hill in action for yourself, and to hear more about it.

Have you ever visited Gravity Hill in Pennsylvania? What did you experience? Tell us about it in the comments! Have you heard about the Coudersport Ice Mine phenomenon yet? (Ice only forms in the mine during the summer and melts in the winter.)

Address: 601 McKinney Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

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May 21, 2020

Are there haunted battlefields in Pennsylvania?

For one of the greatest Pennsylvania mysteries, make your way to the Gettysburg Battlefield. The battlefield, of course, was the site of one of the most famous battles of the Civil War. During the Battle of Gettysburg, many of those who were killed were left unburied or were buried then moved. The haunted battlefield in Pennsylvania lays claim to several paranormal stories. Stop by Devil’s Den, for example, where you might be approached by a man in a floppy hat, who offers to take a photo with visitors. However, the moment the camera snaps, the man disappears. Even more odd? He never shows up in the visitors’ photographs.

What are the weirdest things about Pennsylvania?

You’ll find some pretty weird places in Pennsylvania, not necessarily because they’re weird but for the stories behind them. Take Kecksburg, for example. It’s the home of the Space Acorn. Yep, you read right. Local legend has it that, in the 1960s, a UFO landed in a field in Kecksburg. Officials quickly removed the unidentified object, which they claimed was a meteorite. Years later, the popular television show Unsolved Mysteries would arrive in town to shoot a story about the UFO. As part of the episode, they created a replica of the UFO (the space acorn as it’s called today). Today, people from all over visit the space acorn and the town for its annual UFO Festival.

Can I visit any abandoned places in Pennsylvania?

Some of the most unusual places in Pennsylvania are abandoned, and they’re well worth the visit. If you’ve been yearning to hit the road, follow this road trip to the most abandoned places in Pennsylvania. You’ll visit nine abandoned places, including Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos, Old York County Prison in York, and the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike near Breezewood.  If you don’t have time for an entire road trip, plan a day hiking or bike along the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Address: 601 McKinney Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101, USA