Santa Cruz, California: Santa Cruz Mystery Spot
Gravity and other normally trustworthy forces go haywire at this pseudo-scientific anomaly, discovered in 1940. Tour guides lead groups up a forested hillside to the cockeyed mystery shack. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/13/2013]
Santa Cruz Mystery Spot: 1996 video, with knowledgeable guide Pat Musselman, at the Mystery Spot. Watch Video.
Visitor Tips and News About Santa Cruz Mystery Spot
Totally worth a detour! A lot of fun. I strongly recommend making reservations for a tour time. They were sold out and I saw many people without reservations turned away.[Stephanie L, 11/30/2013]
It's especially popular around holidays and weekends.
The Mystery Spot, a Santa Cruz, CA institution of baffled gravity, still boasts 45 minute weekend waits as of mid-October. The gift shop is packed, and the guides, dressed as if they were national park rangers, have their hands full. Eastern Hemisphere engineers and their families seem to be in greatest abundance. Given the weak state of business in Silicon Valley, perhaps they are looking to harness whatever it is that impels a ball to roll up and to the right, and apply it to their own company's sales charts.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 10/26/2003]
Anything could be possible, if you believe the latest published theory that attempts to explain Mystery Spots, those usually unexplainable gravitational anomalies, where time, space, and common sense run amok. At the same time, according to an employee at the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot, three longtime guides have had to retire from Spot tours recently, because "their knees gave out."... [12/14/1997] Complete News Story