Saturday, January 28, 2017
I'll bet it's been 15 years since I visited the world-famous Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, CA - but I remember it like it was yesterday!
The Mystery Spot opened in 1941, and it is a classic example of what is known as a "gravity hill" - optical illusions enhanced by the tilted construction. Like the Haunted Shack at Knott's Berry Farm!
I love this first photo, showing a man with his pride and joy - I think it's a 1957 Ford Fairlane - was I even close, Nanook? Even though it was 10 years old at this point, the owner clearly babied that thing. It looks brand new! Next to the car is that great little billboard guiding curious tourists down a woodsy road.
The next three were taken inside the crazy house built on the Mystery Spot. When I was there, the guide told us of the amazing "gravitational anomalies", and boy-howdy, he wasn't kidding. Look, that ball is rolling UPHILL! The kid's expression says it all.
I don't get what the big deal is, I stand at that angle all the time. While it's blocked off by that plank, I believe that the gentleman is standing on a very small board nailed to the wall. He can only be standing like that because of the anomalies!
I think you'll agree that this photo is amazing because it demonstrates the guy's questionable taste in footwear. Normally you see people demonstrating the extreme tilt of the house with something cheap like a broom, but this fellow is willing to risk his pricey movie camera. Wouldn't you love to see his footage?
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to The Mystery Spot!