Cumming, Georgia: Booger HillA gravity hill: Ghosts that haunt the slave burial ground don't want visitors, so they pull your car back up the road. And leave hand prints.
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I have lived in Cumming GA all my life (34 years). We have always called it Booger Mountain, because it seems to go between the mountains in Forsyth County. The area use to be a dirt road surrounded by just woods. I have been on this road many times -- it does work. I have ridden past the oak tree and am still alive, and it pulls you up the hill, not down. They also say you can hear the spirits pushing the car. Two men were hanged in the square of Cumming for the rape and murder of a white girl. She was found in Booger Mountain woods.[Denise, 10/28/2006]
The Legend of Booger Hill and Bettis Tribble Gap Road is that ghosts in the slave burial ground do not want you to get to their ground, so they pull you back up the road. Pull up even to the trees. Put your car in neutral. Turn off your headlights, open the windows, and when you are ready, release the brake. Your car will begin to roll down the hill and around the curve. Then, you will come to a complete stop. Soon after, your car will begin to move back UP the hill and round the curve. This is the magic of Booger Hill. The slaves pulling you back, away from their sacred ground.
Further legend: if you let them pull you past the oak trees, you will die on the ride home.
BE CAREFUL. Bettis Tribble Gap used to be a 1/2 paved road with little to no traffic in the evenings. That is not the case these days. When driving to B.H., if you see a car behind you, let them pass you. As the driver, when you are rolling down the hill, keep your eyes in your rear view mirror, and as soon as you see lights of a car approaching, drive!
Put some white flour on the hood of your car just before you roll down the hill. After you are done with the event, you should see streaks on the side of the car from the slaves' hands.
How far will you roll? In uncountable experiences at B.H., my car has moved as little as 1 inch, to as much as being within feet of the Oak Trees.[Joseph Raccuglia, 11/04/2005]
A nice gravity hill! The visual appeal of this particular hill is pretty good -- but the rollback is short.
One IMPORTANT thing about this gravity hill is it is on a heavily traveled road and you run a high risk of someone flying over the previous hill to smack you in the rear bumper -- so be CAREFUL.[Greg Brown, 11/29/2000]
You have a place called 'Gravity Hill' in Utah. Here in Georgia, we have Booger Hill.
It is located 2 miles north of Cumming, GA (45 minutes north of Atlanta). You follow a deserted road into the country side just north of highway 9 until you reach 2 HUGE oak trees facing one another (there are no other trees in the area, just fields). The road will dip slightly, enough to where you can visually see it sloping. Put your car in neutral at the bottom of the dip (which is located between both trees) and your car will be pushed backwards up the incline.
Evidently it is where two slaves were hanged, and their spirits are pushing the car back.
Very scary place to be at night. Don't go alone.[Rick Hamilton, 07/30/2000]
- Bettis Tribble Gap Rd, Cumming, GA
- From center of Cumming: Take Tribble Gap Road north out of town. Drive past Dr. Dunn road on your right drive past the two oak trees that "hang over the road" from both directions you'll see telephone poles running across the field at at a 90 degree angle to Tribble Gap Road. Line up the last telephone pole on your right with your right front tire, stop and put the vehicle in neutral. Use safety flashers and watch out for approaching traffic!