I recently wrote about my trip to Universal Studios and while on vacation, my boyfriend and I also decided to take a stop at Knott’s Berry Farm. Since I can’t ride roller coasters since I started getting migraine headaches, the thing I was most looking forward to was the park’s Mystery Shack, partially based on the famous Mystery Spot of Santa Cruz. Unfortunately, upon arrival, I learned the shack was torn down over 10 years ago because they found it too difficult to maintain.
While I was disappointed to not get to live out this fun memory from my youth, I was at least able to find a website that shared a variety of pictures and information from the attraction. So at least this way I still get to share the cool illusions that once stood at the park with all of you.
The Mystery Shack was built on a hill, which would mess with your perspective just enough to create a variety of cool illusions. The first trick involved forced perspective that made two people appear to change heights right in front of a whole audience. Next, your guide would take you inside where you would see a chair that stood perched on the wall without nails or magnets.
Near the end of the shack was a water trough that would seemingly send the water uphill.
By the end of the tour, you’d feel like you didn’t know which way was up and how to walk straight. It was a great illusion. While I couldn’t visit the shack, I’m still happy to get to share its memory with all of you. Hope you enjoyed our tour.