Lewisberry, Pennsylvania: Gravity Hill - Ghost Children

Park near the train tracks, and the ghost children from a doomed school bus may push you away! Locals insist the bus tragedy never happened. Illusion or baffling anomaly -- you decide.
Pleasant View Rd, Lewisberry, PA
I-83 exit 35, then south on Wyndamere Rd/Hwy 177 for a little over a mile. At the intersection of Pleasant View Rd, which will be on the right, turn onto Pleasant View and then make a U-turn so that your car is parked at the white stop line, facing Hwy 177. Put your car in neutral and you will roll backwards, uphill.
Public road. Hazard flashers recommended. Use at your own risk.
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Know-it-all GPS notes height above sea level. Gravity Hill

Very convincing reverse roll backwards "uphill." Using GPS satellite readings to triangulate altitude variation demonstrates this is an optical illusion! Highly recommended as a lesson where physics understanding trumps misperception, Mythbuster style!

[Brian, 04/07/2014]

Impressively scientific! Unless, that is, the mysterious inverse magnetism of Gravity Hill skewed your GPS readings (and rearranged the trace metals in your brain), so that you thought it was physics, but it really was hoodoo.

Gravity hill. Gravity Hill - Ghost Children

This is really cool and actually works. Very dangerous given the busyness of the intersection.

[Anthony B, 04/15/2012]
Gravity Hill

This was, hands down, an amazing experience. Who cares about why it does it? I say that simply because there is no one out there that they can say they know exactly why your vehicle backs up the hill in neutral. Whatever it is, is just pretty wicked, and it's definitely not an illusion.

[Brandon, 03/30/2012]
Gravity Hill

Gravity hill may have gravity there, but it stops there. I haved lived near there for 62 years. Never a train track, and sorry, no bus accident that killed kids. Unless you can show a date and an accounting of this story, end it here. My sisters, brother and I walked that road and picked berries in the fields around there when it was a dirt road. Never a train went by. We went to the one-room schoolhouses, too. Sorry, no bus remembered by any of us or our friends that lived there for 70-plus years.

[Norma, 02/13/2012]
Gravity Hill - Ghost Children

Well worth the trip! Very real and very cool. A great experience for believers and non-believers alike.

[Karen and Matt, 05/14/2011]

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