Thursday, February 23, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Gravity hill - ball rolls up



Visitors to a hill in Numidia, PA where things roll up instead of down film a video of their reactions.

   

Recent comments on this video
Comment icon #4 Posted by Ugly1 on 28 July, 2012, 17:30
KanjiWolf is right. While I cannot vouch that this hill is slightly downward, this optical illusion happens to me daily at work. Building highway I often come to a stretch of road where it looks uphill. Once you work the section that looks like you are going uphill, you will turn around and it appears that you are going uphill again. I normally see this right when the road, or oil field pad is about grade.
Comment icon #5 Posted by 747400 on 28 July, 2012, 20:11
It doesnt take a rocket surgeon to run the film backwards and overdub the sound either. thanks though Saru Actually, i wouldn't be too eager to label it as a fake; there's a place in Scotland where a very similar thing is supposed to happen. I believe it's somewhere near Ayr. I expect it probably is an optical Illusion, but it's not necessarily a fraud.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Sheetz on 28 July, 2012, 20:33
there is actually a road near me that has been dubbed gravity hill. it happens in many places. an optical illusion where the road is actually a down grade but the surrounding embankment and land has a grade which appears in the opposite angle. Its purely optics. On the one near me, you can actually stop your car at the "bottom", put it in neutral, and take your foot off the brake to start rolling fairly fast "uphill". Nothing strange about it other than the land on the sides only looks makes it look like you are going uphill. every state has one! here's the one near me and a couple showing the... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by TheKanjiWolf on 29 July, 2012, 8:49
I believe this case is simialr to the fake San Antonio Railway Tracks in which cars are supposedly pushed over the crossing by ghost children. That place also has the same illusion, just put a ground level on the floor and see for yourself.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Englishgent on 29 July, 2012, 9:46
Often this is the case of an optical illusion where the hill looks like it goes up but is actually slightly down hill, read up on the gold hill story. I would have said ''Always this is the case''
Comment icon #9 Posted by ColoradoParanormal on 29 July, 2012, 13:16
This is always the case. ) There are multiple places like this around the country, and they've been found, using land survey equipment, that they are always at a slight decline. The surrounding environment provides the illusion.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Darkwind on 29 July, 2012, 23:21
There is one of those in Florida, called Spook Hill. You put your car in neutral and it looks like you are rolling up hill. It is an optical illulion. It is a fun thing to do in centrol Florida, though and it is free. Kids loved it. http://www.visitcentralflorida.org/destinations/spook-hill
Comment icon #11 Posted by Junior Chubb on 31 July, 2012, 1:20
There is a hill like this near to me called Hangmans Hill. The effect is great at night, you drive to the bottom of the hill (well 30ft slope), stop your car, leave it in neutral and it rolls backwards up the hill you just drove down... This was pretty scary for a bunch of teenagers (I was one years ago!) in a car in the dark, until we got out and put a drinks can on the floor next to the car. Once out of the car the illusion is completely ruined and you realise the car was actually rolling downhill...
Comment icon #12 Posted by TheKanjiWolf on 31 July, 2012, 8:53
I would have said ''Always this is the case'' I suppose you're right!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Sundew on 1 August, 2012, 2:15
A LASER level can quickly show the true pitch of the road. Mystery solved......unless it still rolls "uphill".....


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Last updated forum topics
Forum icon 
Recent news in this category
Fed up single woman decides to marry herself
Posted 2-19-2017 | 30 comments
Singleton Lynne Gollogly made the decision following years of failed attempts to find 'Mr Right'.
 
Couple share their home with a 2500lb buffalo
Posted 2-15-2017 | 19 comments
Texas couple Ronnie and Sherron Bridges have a rather unusual pet - a huge buffalo named Wild Thing.
 
Man hammers 38 nails using only his head
Posted 2-13-2017 | 20 comments
John 'Hammer Head' Ferraro achieved the ridiculous feat to earn himself a new Guinness World Record.
 
T. rex fails to shovel snow in Massachusetts
Posted 2-11-2017 | 11 comments
YouTuber Leslie Haasch decided to try clearing up the snow in her garden while dressed as a dinosaur.
 
Gorilla-shaped Cheeto has sold for $99,900
Posted 2-7-2017 | 24 comments
A Cheeto shaped like Harambe - the primate shot at Cincinnati Zoo - has sold in an online auction.
 
Woman gets a snake stuck inside her earlobe
Posted 2-2-2017 | 23 comments
Ashley Glawe ended up in the emergency room after her pet snake got stuck in a rather peculiar place.
 
Olympian runs a mile every day for 52 years
Posted 1-31-2017 | 8 comments
Former Olympic runner Ron Hill has taken some time off after his incredible 52-year running streak.
 
Clairvoyant purchases 'psychic cat' in Russia
Posted 1-29-2017 | 15 comments
Owner Dmitry R ended up selling the metaphysical feline after it's 'abilities' drove him up the wall.
 
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ