Sylacauga, Alabama: Gravity Hill

Defying the laws of gravity and common sense, vehicles appear to roll backwards up a hill.

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I have lived on Gravity Hill for 30 years. It is nothing but an optical illusion. From my home you can see you are really rolling down hill. A surveyor checked it once, and it has a 2 degree decline for about 75-ft. then a 31 degree decline, which gives it the appearance of going uphill.

But to add a story to the hype. I told an insurance salesman, that was asking about it that we had to put a septic tank on the hill above the house so we could flush lol, and I guess he still believes.

[keith tyler, 05/31/2005]

Keith - we covet your home address! But we don't covet whatever mysterious force has compelled you to lash out at the credibility of Gravity Hill. We'll be stopping by to check on the location of your septic tank....

Gravity Hill - Vague Recollections

When I was in my early twenties, a bunch of us girls went riding and drinking the night before my best friend got married. (We had an already-married and pregnant SOBER driver). Not only did the car "roll" uphill, so did the "pee" when we realized we couldn't make it back to a restroom! Now, that was probably the most redneck bachelorette party ever!

[Nancy, 09/28/2004]
Gravity Hill

Another hill where your car will roll uphill when in neutral.

[Scot O'Dell, 02/24/2001]

Local legends credit the power of Gravity Hill to a buried super-magnet meteorite, or a haunted Indian burial ground.

Gravity Hill

117 Gravity Hill Ln., Sylacauga, AL
NW of Sylacauga, west right off Hwy 53/280 at the top of the hill west of Fulton Gap Road on Gravity Hill Lane. Pull off on left side, pointed towards Birmingham. Reported next to trailers on cinder blocks.
Public road. Hazard flashers recommended. Use at your own risk.
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