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Sometimes gravity works against itself, often referred to as gravity hills. The optical illusion causes one to think that a car is rolling UP hill, and before science could figure it out, people naturally assumed these gravity hills were haunted. Such is the case with Spook Hill Florida in Lake Wales, where you can pull your car up to a line, and feel the eerie effects of rolling back up the hill. Spook Hill Florida is getting new facelift now, as a community project to build a monument are underway. Marketing is being done to really put Spook Hill Florida on the map, so to speak.

Spook Hill Florida is in a small community called Lake Wales, and in a very unassuming neighborhood. But the gravity hills are still worth the effort to go out of your way a bit to experience the thrill of Spook Hill!

Park your car and watch the gravity hills take over. This spook hill Florida will be well worth the drive, as your kids will love it!

321 Doctor J A Wiltshire Ave. E
Lake Wales, FL  33853
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The Legend: Long ago, an Indian village on Lake Wales was plagued by the raids of a huge gator. The Chief, a great warrior, killed the gator in a battle that created a small lake. The chief was buried on the north side. Pioneer mail riders first discovered their horses laboring downhill, thus naming it Spook Hill. Many years later when the road was paved, people began to notice that cars rolled uphill! Is this the gator seeking revenge, or the chief still trying to protect his land?

Today, automobiles seem to defy gravity on this Lake Wales notorious side street. Spook Hill has been thrilling the willing for over 100 years by making wheeled vehicles seemingly roll uphill. Some say it is the result of a buried magnetic pole, while others believe it’s the ghost of Seminole Chief Cufcowellax still trying to protect his land from the spirit of the man-eating alligator.

Actually, Spook Hill is an optical illusion. Because the hill on the north end of the street is relatively big and steep, it makes the south end of the street – the approximately 100-yard stretch on which cars appear to roll uphill – look as if it’s on an incline, as well. In reality, it’s about a 15 degree downhill slope.

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This article was contributed by in August 2012 and updated in November 2013. It has been viewed 7,237 times.

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