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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I grew up five minutes from this attraction. There was no accident of any kind on this road to cause the Gravity Hill; the "accident" was a story kids and adults liked to tell as a ghost story. My friends and I used to try to spot the ghostly hands-on-the-car-hood to no avail. But it was still fun!

[Kathy Battista, 08/07/2017]
Gravity Hill - Ghost Children

One of the coolest things we did on our Roadside America offbeat attractions vacation! I don't know how it does it (and I really don't care) but the car goes backwards up the hill. I wish I could post the video.

[tim,colleen, susan,billy, 09/25/2015]

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Giant DoughnutGiant Doughnut, Goldsboro, PA - 1 mi.
National Civil War MuseumNational Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA - 8 mi.
USA Weightlifting Hall Of FameUSA Weightlifting Hall Of Fame, York, PA - 10 mi.
In the region:
Fulton Steamboat Inn, Strasburg, PA - 35 mi.

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