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5 Places Where Gravity Doesn’t Seem to Exist

According to the universal law of gravitation, any 2 bodies attract each other, and this is what keeps us attached to Earth. But is it true that there are places on Earth where this law doesn’t apply?

Bright Side found a few places where gravity doesn't seem to exist.

5. Saint Ignace Mystery Spot, Michigan, USA

The story says that a few surveyors were exploring the area in the 1950s. When they reached this spot, all of their equipment stopped working. As they discovered after some testing, this problem was only in a circle of about 300 feet in diameter. That's how this mystery spot was found.

Things here seem to roll up, 2 people can exchange heights, and you can balance on a wall. Even though these effects are just an optical illusion, it is still a lot of fun.

4. Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, California

This spot is located in the forests outside Santa Cruz in an area just 150 feet in diameter. People there seem to walk in a tilted fashion, and things look like they are rolling uphill. Many people return to this mystery spot multiple times to experience these weird and puzzling sensations.

You may believe in the phenomena or explain it as an optical illusion, but it definitely looks impressive.

3. Hoover Dam, Nevada, USA

If you ever visit Hoover Dam in Nevada, USA, try to do this experiment: pour water from a bottle over the Dam. You will see that it won't go down but will flow up. This happens because of the very powerful updraft that the structure of the Dam creates. The water is actually carried upward by the wind.

2. Magnetic Hill, Leh Ladakh, India

This hill, located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik national highway in India, is said to have magnetic properties that can pull cars uphill. Some say that even passing airplanes have to increase their altitude. While some people believe in magic, others say that it's just an optical illusion created by the area's layout and surrounding hills, which makes the downhill road look like it's going up.

This place is not unique. There are hills like this in many countries all over the world: Canada, USA, Australia, and others.

1. Waterfall, Faroe Islands

Can you imagine a waterfall going upward? There is one on the Faroe Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland. Surprised? We have to disappoint you. There are plenty of waterfalls like this in the world, and the power moving the water upward is wind. You can see how it happens in this video:

We are curious if you know other places like this. Can you explain the surprising things happening there? Share with us in the comments!

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