10 Truly Strange Mystery Spots Across The World
Anyone who has taken a road trip across has probably run into a "Mystery Spot" at one point or another. They're tourist traps for sure, but can be really fun to check out.
Probably one of the most famous Mystery Spots is in a redwood forest that claims to have a gravitational anomaly that is, unfortunately, simply a perception trick. The house is built on an angle, and windows and trees are slated that make it seem like balls are rolling up the floor and chairs are staying still halfway up a wall.
This Mystery Spot allegedly came about because of three surveyors that came from California in the 1950s to explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and came across a spot where their equipment wouldn't work properly.
The attraction here is a little different, as is the backstory. The story goes that in 1952 two college students were looking for a place to build a summer cabin and found this area that felt very much off balance.
Confusion Hill not only boasts a mystery spot, but also is claimed to be the birthplace of the first Chipalope. Never heard of a chipalope? That's because it's a fictional creature that is a mix between a chipmunk and an antelope. Apparently the first one realized just how rare he was, and hit from humans, except at Mystery Hill.
The outside of the building at Mystery Hole may be worth the price of admission, with the giant gorilla on the roof and a VW Beetle sticking out of the wall. But the Mystery Hole also features slanted underground rooms, and proudly embraces their tourist trap status.
As you can see in the video, it appears that the car is rolling uphill on its own, with little explanation. This hill was said to be discovered in the 1930s after someone was driving a new motorcar and got a flat and the car started rolling uphill.
The Oregon Vortex houses the House of Mystery and attempts to explain any weirdness in the area by saying the Oregon Vortex is somehow connected to every other vortex in the universe, and claims that the force of the vortex is strongest during a full moon.
According to local legend, this gravity hill is due to the ghost of a huge alligator or a Native American chief who once fought each other in a battle that formed the lake that is also in the area.
Another road that seems to make no sense, but this time with some scientific backing. In 2009 the CICAP Lazio (the "Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal") confirmed the slight decline is actually a bit of an incline.
The Mysterious Road is a perfect example of a gravity hill. The horizon is not visible, making it hard to get a good level, trees lean toward the sun, the surrounding land goes downhill and there's a slight slope that can appear to be an upward slope. This is another place where people love to watch their cars roll backward.