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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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  • I'm not really sure what we did wrong. We tried it twice but we never got the feeling of rolling up hill. We figured the locals get a kick out of watching people try this. We were in Lake Wales so gav...  more »
  • This is just a hill, you dont pay or anything. My parents took us and as a teenager I thought it was the silliest thing ever. Your car rolls down the hill but you feel like you are going up hill. If y...  more »
  • Seriously, if you've never experienced a gravity hill, and find yourself in Lake Wales, go to Spook Hill. No matter how much you read or how hard you try to convince your brain that it's an optical il...  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.