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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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  • We have been here several times and are still trying to work out the illusion. But it is fun and a talking point. 
  • We did spook hill when visiting the area. I would recommend putting Spook Hill Elementary into Google to find it easily. It didnt seem to work for us... but the kids loved the concept. 
  • The first time I saw this as a kid in the 50's it was sort of spooky. It's still fun today. Enjoy it for what it is. 
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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.