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Spook Hill : Finger Lakes Region of New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member the hiking viking
N 42° 42.811 W 077° 18.556
18T E 310899 N 4731587
Quick Description: Watch your car roll uphill in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2009 6:50:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM5YV0
Views: 30

Long Description:
Spook Hill is located on Newell Road, which is a dirt road found east of Canandaigua Lake in Middlesex. This area has spectacular hills and views.

Cars and bicycles seem to be rolling up hill backwards. Face your car south on Newell Road, put your car in neutral at the posted coords and see for yourself if a supernatural force is at work. Be sure to stay in your car!

What you experience here is simply an optical illusion. The illusion is created by the contrast of the near level Spook Hill after a very steep climb.
Description of Effect (Natural Illusion, Man-made, Unknown): Natural Illusion

Description of Location: (Tourist, Rural, etc.): Rural road

Admission (For tourist attractions): Free

Available hours (For tourist attractions):
Daylight hours


Website Reference (if available): http://www.lifeinthefingerlakes.com/articles.php?view=article&id=324

Additional information that will help visitors at the site::
Face south on Newell Road when attempting. Stay in your car!


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