Mystery Spot


I visited Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, California in June 2005.
There is a point in the hilly region called “Point of gravity” which has more gravitational force than normal. There is an old wooden cabin exactly on the point. This cabin is supposed to have slid own from the top of the hill owing to the gravity and stands on the spot at 17 degree inclination. Mystery spot is an area around that point. There the pull of gravity force more than normal and laws of gravity do not obey.


What I saw and felt?
Quite few trees in and around the spot are inclined towards the gravity point.

As I walk toward the mystery spot, felt the pull of gravity. I was amazed to see that Laws of Gravitations are not obeyed here. Tell me, what happens when a ball is placed on the higher end of an inclined plane? It rolls down isn’t it? Not in Mystery Spot. The ball rolls down till the mid of the plane, and then rolls back all the way upwards!! I decided to do away with their ball and gave them my lipstick. The lipstick too rolled down for a small distance and it started rolling up all the way!!

They have a pendulum in the cottage. The pendulum doesn’t oscillate equally on both the side. It oscillates more towards the point of gravity.

Many of the demos and exercises they conduct, I attribute it to optical illusion.

Why does this happen?
Some say that it is due to the carbon dioxide seeping up due to fissures caused by landslide or earthquake; some say that aliens left a strange metal deep down the earth; some say a meteorite and some magnetic field and so on.
There are theories which tell that this is a game of psychology.

Whatever be it, it is a fascinating place to visit. Do visit if you go to California.

9 comments:

shark said...

wow! this is super cool.. I am planning for a vaction in california for the thanksgiving weekend, let me see if I can fit this in...

PizzaDude said...

That's quite interesting.

hardu said...

This is really interesting. Had never heard about this from anyone.

Casy said...

coooool... do you have few more interesting photographs?

enigma said...

Yo baby. Been there, done that

enigma said...

There's one particular room inside Mystery Spot where you just cant stand upright. We had so much fun laughing cos we were all waddling as though drunk :-D

Vin said...

i do have photograps.. will mail u.. the photographs r n't that gud.. my collegue was severly affected by the gravitaonal force and cudn't take snaps

pavan kumar said...

sorry to spoil the fun, but here are some spoilers that demystify this.. couldnt help! :)

PS: afterall, Hollywood is in the same state ;)

Vin said...

hmmm.. Thanks Pavan...
But how would a ball roll up ?