Have you ever wondered what if gravity stopped working?
Gravity is present on the entire earth. This is due to the core of the Earth. All the living and non-living present on earth experiences it. Planet Earth lives by the laws of gravity discovered by Sir Isaac Newton. But there are gravitational anomalies in some places where this law can’t be applied: there, a car can go uphill with its engine off, a waterfall doesn’t fall, and a very heavy boulder can sit on top of a rock at a very strange angle without tumbling down.
Here are the top 6 such places in the world where Gravitational Force does not work.
Reverse Waterfall, India
There is a mysterious waterfall named Kavalesad, which is also known as Reverse Waterfall. If you have to go to see this waterfall, then this waterfall is located near Sinhagad Fort in Maharashtra, India. The special thing about this waterfall is that instead of falling down, this waterfall rises up towads the sky. People say about this waterfall that it is due to the anti-gravitational force, which prevents the flow of water from falling. Some scientists say that this is also due to the strong pressure of the air.
Kalo Dungar or Black Hill, Gujarat
North of the village of Khavda, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) marks Kutch’s highest point (462 m), with remarkable views of the Great Rann salt flat. The hill is also famous for a 400-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Dattatreya. Kalo Dungar magnetic hill is a popular optical illusion where the vehicle seems to defy gravity and roll up the slope.
At Kalo Dungar, the vehicles start moving at high speed. After turning off the engine of the vehicle, the speed of the vehicle descending is very high as compared to other hills. Because of this, the driver decelerates the vehicle by applying brakes.
A strange phenomenon was observed at Kalo Dungar when some visitors noticed that their vehicles would attain speeds over 80 kilometers per hour (50 mph) driving down the hill even with the ignition switched off, a much higher velocity than descending other nearby peaks. A team of experts later concluded that the vehicles pick up speed because the slope is steeper than it appears to the travelers.
Mount Aragats, Turkey
Mount Argatas, located in Turkey, is also a popular tourist destination. On the highway leading to fortress Amberd is a gravity hill, which has become a tourist attraction, due to an optical illusion leading to a downhill slope appearing to be uphill. If you turn off the engine of the car here or neutralize the car, then the car automatically starts moving towards the height. Even the rivers here do not flow according to gravity. Mount Aragats is a place where the gravitational force stops working.
Santa Cruz Mystery Spot, USA
The Santa Cruz Mystery Spot is counted among the most mysterious places in America. If you drop water in the rooms here, the water goes upwards instead of lying on the ground. This place is located in the forests only 150 feet in the outskirts of Santa Cruz. Here, people seem to be walking in a sloping fashion, and things look as if they are climbing up. This place is also known as ‘Miracle Spot’. This place has become so popular and attracts a large number of tourists.
St. Ignace Mystery Spot, USA
St. Ignace Mystery Spot is another place where the force of gravity does not work. Perhaps one of the strangest places in all of Michigan is the Mystery Spot in St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula. It was discovered in the 1950s by three surveyors who found their equipment wasn’t working properly. What’s more, as they did their work in the area, they found that they felt dizzy and disoriented and it turns out, that what they had stumbled on was a place that would continue to baffle countless visitors for generations. This fascinating roadside attraction in Michigan is home to an unusual phenomenon, and you’ll want to experience it for yourself.
Spook Hill, Florida
Spook Hill is a gravity hill, an optical illusion in Florida, where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill. It is located on the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida. Here, when people park the car on the road in neutral, it automatically starts moving towards the hill. Spook Hill is a geologically significant range of sand and limestone hills, which were islands from two to three million years ago when sea levels were much higher than at present.
(Courtesy: Press Wire 18)