If you have been a visitor to the Boone, North Carolina area, you have likely visited Mystery Hill, the natural gravitational anomaly that has been astounding visitors since first discovered in 1903 by Mr. & Mrs. Hudson. What you might not know is that this isn’t the only place in the country or even the world where a gravitational anomaly, also called a gravity hill, exists.
Some countries, such as Armenia, Argentina, Chile, and Costa Rica only have one or two locations where a gravitational anomaly has been found. Others, such as Canada, India, and the United States have several. In fact, 27 states in the US have at least one instance with several states having more than one.
Of all the reasons to visit somewhere that a gravitational anomaly has been found, one of the most intriguing is that nobody seems to know why they occur. Some believe that gravity acts differently from one place to another so that in certain areas water can flow uphill or a ball will roll uphill, but many scientists do not accept this explanation because there isn’t sufficient scientific proof involved. Still others believe there are supernatural causes and there is folklore associated with many places where a gravitational anomaly is located. It is tempting to look to such possible answers, especially when such strange occurrences are happening.
You don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth to experience a gravitational anomaly. If you are planning to be in the area, it is worth a visit to Mystery Hill. The natural gravitational anomaly here is a gravity vortex that changes perception. In addition to visiting us, you’ll find plenty of other things to do in the area, as well. This area a popular destination for family vacations and even a fun spot for those that live in the area. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more.