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Spook Hill, Lake Wales

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Mysterious Site · Tourist Spot
Spook Hill is a gravity hill, an optical illusion where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill in Lake Wales, Florida.

Spook Hill is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, a geologically significant range of sand and limestone hills, which were islands from two to three million years ago, when sea levels were much higher than at present.

The attraction is adjacent to Spook Hill Elementary School, which adopted Casper The Friendly Ghost as their school mascot. The attraction is also close to Bok Tower.

Spook Hill received national media attention when an article about it appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on October 25, 1990, and it was featured in a segment on CBS Morning News with Charles Osgood on November 5, 1990. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.

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  • This should have 5 stars, but people... Everyone saying that it didn't work cuz their car just rolled backwards...THAT'S THE ENTIRE OPTICAL ILLUSION... You're rolling backwards cuz It's downhill but....  more »
  • I remember my Daddy taking me here as a little girl. I thought it was just the coolest thing, I still do. There's a legend of an Indian Chief & an alligator!Took my grandkids, they thought it was cool too! It's a part of history in the County I grew up in, the next town over. It's even been on TV! 😁
  • Didn’t work. Don’t get what all the fuss was about. Nice drive there though and lovely area

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