Re: Spam Alert: [UFOnet] [UASR]> Up the Hill Backwards
- There's also a spot called "Magnetic hill"
in South Australia near a place called Jamestown
that is also an optical illusion, I took a spirit level with me and it is
actualy up hill instead of what appeared to be down hill.
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> < http://www.forteantimes.com/articles/178_backwards.shtml >
> [includes several photos]
> Up the Hill Backwards
> All over the world, certain places are known for their weird
> gravity anomalies. PAUL SIEVEKING rounds up some of the
> most notable, while JIM CONLAN uncovers the folklore behind
> Florida’s best known example, Spook Hill.
> There is a stretch of road in Ayrshire where motorists will
> find special warning signs and meet cars apparantly coasting
> uphill backwards as baffled drivers are confused by their
> senses. Electric Brae, on the A719, nine miles (14km) south of
> Ayr and 13 miles (21km) north of Girvan, is just one of many
> such anomalous spots in the British Isles. The road crosses the
> side of a steep valley and is actually rising slightly, while
> appearing to fall towards a stream.
> Freewheelin' at the famous Magnetic Hill, Lutz Mountain Road, Moncton in
> New Brunswick, Canada. Drivers feel like they're going uphill but need to
> brake, or downhill and need to step on the gas.
> Magnetic Hill, between Ballabeg and the Round Table on the
> Isle of Man, is another surreal slope. Local wags say that the
> odd effects are not down to magnetism, but the Little People
> coming out to push the cars uphill. Then there is Magnetic Hill
> on the A3055 between Shanklin and Ventnor on the Isle of
> Wight, the sloping side entrance to Spelga Dam, near
> Newcastle in County Down, Northern Ireland, and a hill near
> Yetminster in Dorset. Chat, 28 Nov 1987; D.Mail, 26 April
> 1994; Isle of Wight County Press, 7+14 June 1996.
> Such apparent gravity anomalies are found all over the world:
> FT has reports from the South Korean island of Cheju Do; near
> Jerusalem in Israel; near Hanging Rock in Australia; on the
> drive from Rocca di Papa to Albano south of Rome; near Porto in
> Portugal; on the Opawica road in southern Poland; on the
> Pinarhisar–Demirköy highway in Turkey; and on the coastal road
> between Simotata and Platie on the Greek island of Cephalonia.
> “Mysteries of Turkey” by Haluk Egemen Sarikaya (1981);
> letter from David Calvert of Stanley, Co. Durham, Sept 1993;
> The Warsaw Voice, 5 Dec 1993; New Scientist, 25 Feb 1995.
> ...more at URL above...
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