The Earth is full of mysterious places that are yet to be explored by mankind. Out of the ones that have been explored, here are seven mysterious places around the world that seem to defy gravity.
Kituluni has the dubious distinction of being one of the places in the world where water flows uphill unaided. Perhaps it has something to do with the mystical powers that the place supposedly holds.
The place has become one of the most visited places in Kenya as tourists, photographers and nature lover throng the location to witness the wonder of nature.
The Oregon Vortex is a roadside attraction located in Gold Hill, Oregon, in the United States. It is a funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without falling over.
The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. No matter your education or profession you will find a challenge to all your accepted theories.
The place also has a place called "the mystery spot". It is famous for "height change" as the relative height of the two people changes varying on where they are standing.
3. Mount Aragats, Armenia
At mount Aragats, the water in the river flows from the bottom to the top. There is a road at the foot of the mountain.
When you put car on neutral, it automatically goes uphill, without any driver. If you put a bottle on the ground, it will again roll uphill. Walking up the hill feels easier than walking down.
This mysterious area seems to defy the law of gravity and no one knows why. As the hill and its surrounding apparently defy the laws of nature, it has become tourist attraction.
4. Hoover Dam, Nevada
Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the United States of Nevada and Arizona.
Due to the strong updraft at the bottom of the dam, the water actually flows upward, thereby defying gravity. People who visited the dam confirmed that the water they poured into the dam flowed upward.
5. Magnetic Hills Ladak, India
Located at a distance of 30 km from Leh city on the Leh-Kargil Highway is a small stretch of road that defies the phenomenon of gravity. People believe the hill has some magnetic force that pulls vehicles up the hills when they are on neutral.
Another widely accepted theory says that the hill is no source of magnetic force, rather it’s just an optical illusion that makes the downslope of the road leading to the Magnetic Hill Ladakh, India look like an upslope.
So, when you see the vehicle going uphill, it is actually going downhill. This is indeed a mystery as no one knows why the optical illusion chose only that spot.
6. The mysterious road, Jeju
Located on the Island of Jeju, South Korea, the mysterious road is an optical illusion which is said to defy the laws of gravity and blow the minds of people who see it.
Things look as though they’re just rolling uphill, but actually it isn’t an uphill slope at all; the slope goes downhill, but appears the opposite due to the high surroundings. It is fascinating to witness, and makes you question your judgement for a second at first.
7. Saint Ignace Mystery Spot, Michigan, USA
Saint Ignace mystery spot was discovered in early 1950s, when some surveyors who decided to explore Michigan's Upper Peninsula discovered that none of tools were working. The place was named "mystery spot."
Over the years, thousands of visitors have stopped at the Mystery Spot to experience a place where “gravity does strange things” (or more accurately, your brain does strange things as it tries to make sense of contradictory input) and tall people appear to be shorter than they do outside of the spot.
These optical contradictions and odd physical sensations keep people coming back for more. It is also said that the Mystery Spot make people feel queasy and light-headed if they stay within the spots boundaries for too long.
Capitalizing on the tourist attraction, the owners of the spot have installed other attractions. Now, visitors to the Mystery Spot can also take a guided tour, play miniature golf, explore a maze built in the woods, or take a ride down a zip line.
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