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Spook Hill, Lake Wales
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Spook Hill is a gravity hill, an optical illusion where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill in Lake Wales, Florida.Spook Hill is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, a geologically significant range of sand and limestone hills, which were islands from two to three million years ago, when sea levels were much higher than at present.The attraction is adjacent to Spook Hill Elementary School that adopted Casper The Friendly Ghost as their school mascot. The attraction is also in close proximity to Bok Tower.Spook Hill received national media attention when an article about it appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on October 25, 1990, and it was featured in a segment on CBS Morning News with Charles Osgood on November 5, 1990.
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  • Tourist information recommended we take a detour here on the way to Bok Tower, we actually went on the way back. It might be a little bit silly but it feels real and like it really does go uphill, def...  more »
  • My husband's Grandfather spent his whole life in Lake Wales and always talked of Spook Hill, so we went to visit! It truly is a must see if you are in Lake Wales!! 
  • I'm not sure why this place is even on the maps of places to go. Wanted something to do so we took a trip to Spook Hill. As we got there we waited in line, yes in line..lol There is nothing spooky abo...  more »
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  • If you are visiting Lake Wales make sure to drive to Spook Hill. There nothing like it that I've seen. Try to figure out just what's making your vehicle go uphill on it's own! Very cool. On busy days you might have to wait for a couple other cars using the hill.
  • THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!!! THERE WAS SO MUCH SPOOKINESS AND DRAMA I COULD BARELY TAKE IT! THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SPOT TO TAKE A DATE I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH! GUARANTEED A SECOND DATE! ;)
  • I think it's an optical illusion that you're rolling uphill but you're really rolling downhill. But it's still pretty cool. You should visit. Simple wonders of the world.
  • Going next month, can't wait ,love these sorts of things . And love that it's free and driver friendly
  • Such a waste of time. All you do is roll back. Maybe we ran over the Indian and the gator. I think it's just a joke of the town to see how many gullible people try it out.