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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mystery Spots

And no...we're not talking sun damage or insect/spider bites. We're talking some seriously mind bending places where physics just don't apply and gravity might not exist...believe it or not.

From Roadside America: The drama of the unexplained is best conveyed by an old codger, wise to government coverups and the shifty vagaries of science. Listening to the ravings of the expert at the Mystery Spot Santa Cruz, California, is half the fun. Unfortunately, many mystery spots fail this crucial test, employing 14-year-olds to convince skeptical summer visitors of their spot's veracity. "Scientists think it's caused by the 'igmmeous' rock in the hill, I think . . . " offered one bored, gum-clicking expert. For our money, America's premier mystery spot is the Oregon Vortex near Gold Hill, Oregon, open to the public since 1930. Tennis balls really do seem to roll uphill here, brooms really do stand on end. After subjecting many spots to rigorous, very scientific tests, our Mystery Spot Test Kit TM indicates that the Oregon Vortex is the most disturbed. What causes the mysterious goings-on here? No one knows. One theory is that a great beam of "high velocity soft electrons" exits the earth through the vortex. Another claims that a giant underground device produces the weird effects.


Blogger Stacie Ponder said...

Ha! I visited "Gravity Hill" last's umm...somewhere in northeastern Pennsylvania. I picked up a pamphlet at a hotel where I was staying and figured I'd check it out. It was waaaaaaay out in the middle of nowhere, and was marked only by a simple painted X on the road. I figured, of course, that it was a trap set by the inbred mountain men I'd seen in the movies so often. But lo, I put my car in neutral and it rolled backwards uphill! And there were no inbreds to be seen.

9/27/2005 07:36:00 PM  

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