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The Mystery Spot

November 12, 2010

Ever since reading the New York Times’ article on the Mulleavy sisters favorite childhood go-t0 otherwise known as the Mystery Spot, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind.

Deep within California’s redwood forests, just outside Santa Cruz, lies a perplexing place called the Mystery Spot where the laws of physics and gravity are non-existent. Within the small area is a house where although standing “upright” you appear to be on on a slant, where a ball rolls up a hill instead of down and where someone taller than you actually appears to be shorter.

Many of the myths about this tourist attraction include stories involving an alien burying metals or a spaceship underground. Others include a hole in the ozone layer or carbon dioxide penetrating the earth. But to be honest I’m not concerned about what causes this particular area of the world to be so anti-gravity, what I’m concerned about is when I’m going to get there. As fun as it is to travel to exotic new places, sometimes a short little day trip to a place full of interesting and exciting facts is all you really need.

straight up or on a slant? •

• does the ball roll up or down? •

• redwood forest •


Have you ever been to the Mystery Spot?


photos via flickr
3 Comments leave one →
  1. A.D. permalink
    November 12, 2010 11:41 AM

    My mother took my brothers went to the Mystery Spot in the ’60′s! They loved it. Now, I wish I could have gone too!

  2. kirsty permalink
    November 12, 2010 7:14 PM

    love this thanks for sharing i have never heard of this xxx

  3. Nickie Frye permalink
    November 16, 2010 11:50 AM

    I STILL have never been to the Mystery Spot. Lived in CA all my life. There’s no excuse really.

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