People are constantly fascinated by events that seem bend reality from what is thought to be normal to what seems impossible or unusual. Although most crazy theories and phenomenon have rational explanations, we can’t help but give them our undivided attention anyways.
The latest phenomenon is occurring in Missouri, and it’s creating a lot of buzz around the nation. Missouri isn’t necessarily first to mind when people think of excitement and phenomenal events (no offense Missourians), but prepare to see Missouri in a whole different light.
Whether you’re a believer in the supernatural such as ghosts or aliens or simply fascinated by phenomenal occurrences, you’re sure to love this story! The most interesting part is that you can actually test the phenomenon for yourself, all you need to do is go to Missouri.
Here’s how it works: drive your car to an area just south of Freeman, Missouri near the intersection of paved road Missouri State Highway D and gravel road East 299th Street. Then come to a full stop, shift your car into neutral, and simply wait.
At this point, you’ll start to notice that your car appears to be rolling uphill. Depending which way you lean in life, your first instinct might be to assume it’s some kind of magic or doing of aliens. If you’re more of a pessimist, you no doubt likely think there must be a rational explanation that resonates with realism.
If you were to think aliens or some other supernatural involvement, local legends would back you up. In some places where this phenomenon occurs, many of the local people center their explanations on stories of ghosts and aliens.
The truth, unfortunately, is somewhat less exciting but still very interesting. These hills, otherwise known as “gravity hills” or “magnetic hills,” are really just an optical illusion. Basically, the layout of the land makes it appear like a downhill slope is going upwards, but it’s definitely going downwards. You can check out a deeper explanation of these crazy hills here.
Missouri only has one reported gravity hill and as of this point, there’s no footage of it to be found online. Instead, we’ve found footage of a similar hill in Pennsylvania that will give you an idea of how the phenomenon looks and works.
If you look on Wikipedia, you can find a list of reported gravity hills around the world. The sheer number is surprising, but it means that wherever you are in the world you can likely find one of these strange magnetic hills to check out for yourself. Missouri’s is just the latest to capture people’s attention.
Have you ever been to the gravity hill in Freeman, Missouri, or have you ever seen this phenomenon elsewhere? If you have, we’d love to hear from you in the comments! If not, share with a friend and maybe you can get a carpool together to go to a gravity hill near you!