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Please help me with this one… at first I tought it’s just a trick with a cabin that’s built in a leaning way what would qualify this picture as an Illusion, but after I’ve read about Mystery Spot, I am not as sure as I was before. Moreover, I’ve heard about some gravity-vortex sights on earth and moving rocks theory that has some scientific background. So in short: do you think this is just an ordinary optical illusion, or this story has some scientific background? Please enlighten me, and comment this “illusion”.


Mystery Spot Illusion

Mystery Spot Illusion

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90 Responses
  1. Adam says:

    Check the wikipedia entry here.

    Even knowing that, I’ve been there before and it’s pretty crazy.

  2. DanIzzo says:

    I was just at the Mystery spot (notice the spelling BTW) this summer and apparently, it was moved from one location to another, so I doubt highly there’s a true geo-mystery happening.

  3. drk3p says:

    I checked out the website, and that picture above is the same place as a showcase piture there.
    http://www.mysteryspot.com/Images/postcards/07.jpg

  4. joe says:

    the room’s on a tilt. they’re standing on rungs built into the wall which is actually canted ~30 degrees off of vertical. You can see the garbage can outside which is somewhat less mysterious.

  5. Mitch says:

    Cabin is built leaning, look at trash can in background.

  6. yaja says:

    The ground, in the background, is perfectly level to the angle at which they are standing. I don’t see the mystery??

  7. Ken says:

    I’ve been there before. Theres this big rock that has its own gravity. So it fucks with the place.

  8. Alky says:

    quote: “I’ve been there before. Theres this big rock that has its own gravity. So it fucks with the place.”

    BWAHAhAahahaha. You can’t seriously have fallen for that? What about people standing next to Mt. Everest? It sure would be an easy climb.

    Also, the inside of the cabin is not level with the ground: look at the bottom of the door.

  9. Ph3rny says:

    yeah this is just a building on a tilt

  10. Shane says:

    If you look outside, you can see how the building is tipped slightly towards the left. You’ll see, just take a gander out the door.

  11. Kevin says:

    man the girl in the first picture is so hotttttt…….

  12. aki says:

    dat’sbarely an illusion

  13. Me says:

    okay ive been ther before (i think) in South Dakoto theres a place where these friends found where the gravity is messed up and they built a crooked house and if you stand on this plank and lean foward really far you won’t fall –i can’t remmeber what it was called it was a few miles away from the eptile place……….

  14. ya watever says:

    fake fake fake…

  15. Farrukh says:

    You guys all might be wrong and here is the reason…
    This place could well exist on its place and could have the properties as it says…
    There is one such place in vernon where water flows upwards… didnt believe till i saw myself, my being a sceintist, did all the research necessary and here are results…

    Just like we create artificial gravity in sattelites and shuttles we send to space, we rotate a bigger rim around the vortex of the ship that creates artificial gravity. Now some places can have an under ground lava flowing and orbiting at exact that place or an underground water stream making a wirl pool at that place (Under ground)… If the quantity of matter circling or speed is big enough, that gravitational field will move from its center, and thus will cause a tilt in earths week gravitational pull above ground…

  16. alex says:

    kinda looks like there leaning on the window

  17. jerc says:

    the cabin is actually not leaning and it is not a trick.
    the mystery spot is an actual place where the gravitational fields are meeting and contadicting so things dont stand the way they’re supposed to.

  18. ... says:

    HEY!!! i’ve been there!!! quite a mystery,yeah.
    its at USA, somewhere in there.
    i love it, especially the house there cause the house is sooooooo slanted!

  19. Danny Gali says:

    The cabin is definitely crooked. Made that way for a tourist trap.
    I’ve been to the Michigan “Spot”.
    http://www.galixy.net/America/MI.htm

    The area is an optical illusion. Probably caused by the constant winds from Lake Michigan, blowing against the trees and causing them all to lean just slightly over the years. Many places like this throw people’s simple perception off just enough to make them believe in magic, and that the world is not perfect.
    Oh wait, the world is not “perfect”.
    But I also think that alcohol may have been involved somewhere.

  20. Evan Johns says:

    I think that the area isn’t an optical illusion. There’s got to be SOMETHING weird going on there. (Incudes weird stuff like a ball hanging horizonally and balls rolling uphill). So real real real real REAL!

  21. Hai says:

    uhhh…..Kevin, if u think dats hot u really need to get a life

  22. slindish says:

    what it is, there is a slop of (example)20 degrees and then say a table is built in the oppisite direction but only 19 degrees so it looks like somthing is rolling uphill when its really just rolling down hill there are thousands of places like this

  23. say ahhhhh says:

    For being a scientist Farrukh sure doesn’t know how to spell even the simplist words….blah blah blah the explanation this ‘scientist’ gave doesn’t even make sense. It’s an illusion made with gravity

  24. Spaghetti says:

    The first girl is so pretty an the illusion good

  25. brian says:

    That’s “Confusion Hill at Idlewild Park near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I have a pic of myself on the wall when I was a kid, and a pic of my son on the wall from this summer.

  26. 3Destruction says:

    You just tilt the room and stand your camera on a tripod.

  27. tmoney says:

    ive been to a place thats similar, its near santa cruz in california. they also have a ball suspended on a rope from the cieling. its pretty odd, it hangs straight but if you push it one way, its super easy, and if you push it the opposite way its much more difficult

  28. Patricia says:

    I’ve been here.

    It looks like Calico Ghost Town in Yermo, California.

    :) Great place to be! There is also a chair that you sit in and will be unable to get up from unless you have Arnold sized legs. :)

  29. BAG = tas-kita = US says:

    if you look outside the window, you’ll notice the garbage bin and the red box hanging by the fence. in the first picture the bin is on the left side of the box, and in the second picture the bin is under the red box. by it’s position, we can tell that the bin and the box is perpendicular to the ground. now check the person in the photo which is parallel to the bin and the box, indicating that they are perpendicular to the ground. it’s just the camera position and a leaning way cabin like you said.

  30. Anonymous says:

    i find it really hard to believe this gravity thing and i dont want everyone thinking that i’m defending the filthy, money-hungry people who make people pay to see this kind of thing, but id like to point out that while everyone can see that the people are (almost) perpendicular to the ground, the cabin itself is apparently (i’ve never actually been there- i’m from australia) built ON A HILL, which means the ground itself should be on a slant. weird eh… but why would the cameras be tilted so much?

  31. Adam W. says:

    lol. Good balance. ^___^

  32. dj platnum says:

    in the first pic it looks like there was 2 pics,the girl somewhere n her bg got erassed,then added a backround to make it as if she were floating.the second pic the ladys leaning agenst the wall

  33. Me haha!!! says:

    k…go to the first post and click on the wikipedia link! the whole “spot” is cleverly built on a hill. aha! they had all u fooled!

  34. Anonymous says:

    the room is built at an angle. if you look at the groung through the door you can see that she is level with it. So the room must be tilting. Simple

  35. Tory says:

    I’ve been there It’s an ordinary house at a slant in cuernavaca mexico

  36. Matt says:

    I din’t think people were actually this stupid. Its an optical illusion. Its all about perspective. Check wikipedia

  37. Anonymous says:

    I went there.. its an interesting place. They showed us a ball rolls upwards on a wood plane. They used level tool that use indicate the wood is straight (leveled straight). That was weird..
    The cabin was built in an angle which made things confusing… the whole illusion made me dizzy.. Try checking it out.

  38. Amelia says:

    I tried to do this at Cumbria in a illusion museum but it didn’t work! =(

  39. Anonymous says:

    ive been there many times. its on a slanted hill and the house is built into the hill. so while youre standing on the side of the hill and you put a golf ball on the floor it will roll “up” which is really down with gravity. there isnt anything else spectacular about it other than that.they used to balance a chair on those steps and you felt as if you were going to fall but really with the balance, you were level with gravity. it was just a trick on your eyes.

  40. Bobby says:

    I was there in the one in WI and it was hectic! Too bad they destroyed it for a highway. I hate construction workers.

    12/13/08

  41. you wish you knew who i was says:

    holy crap i’ve been to the mystery spot! It’s insane!!!!!

  42. Samantha says:

    OK i was here last augast since this is in the u.p. (michigan). it was fun and if anyone wants to go there they have a maze too that confuses u soo bad! but other than that this mystery spot is a cool place to go and totaly mind blowing! so next time anyone wants to do something fun its in St. Ignace (incorrect spelling i think lol)

  43. Eric916 says:

    The Garbage can and the people are not parallel.. grab a ruler dumbarses she is leaning to the right of parallel with the garbage can

  44. Anonymous says:

    I didn’t see any responses here related to what “Bovril” was from your “two bulls” illusion from last week. At the risk of being repetitive, Bovril is a brand name for a beef bullion product. Remember those hard little cubes your mother had to dissolve before adding to homemade soup? It comes in beef, vegetable and chicken flavours. It’s now available in a convenient liquid form (clearly I use this product). It might relieve that “sinking feeing” because it contains MSG. I’m not sure about the product message, but I hope this clears the issue up for you. Great site, BTW. I enjoy the challenge of the daily illusions. I also like your commentary – very enjoyable.

  45. this is easy look at the background

  46. Red Dog says:

    10 to 1 if you tried to walk in there with a standard level they wouldn’t let you. Snake oil attraction because they don’t explain how it works.

  47. kenteroo says:

    1) They will let you bring your own level
    2) They go to great lengths to make sure nothing visible (including the garbage can) is plumb, level, or consistent with any other object near it, including the pavement
    3) Even with all of that there is definitely something else going on at the site. Bring your own sensitive instruments if you don’t believe me. The optical illusions are explainable. People changing their heights even when you remove all other visual input is not.

  48. Wren says:

    I have been to a mystery spot. Yes, the building is tilted. That is an optical illusion.

    However, if you walk near the building with your eyes closed, you can FEEL a pull. It gave me motion sickness.

  49. Me, Myself, and iPod says:

    Gravity defining.

  50. Sam says:

    i’ve been there! it’s way cool

  51. toyah hamilton says:

    diffiying gravity is pritty cool lol xxx

    • Aaron Yan Hearn Ng says:

      I dont think its defying gravity… i think theres 3 possible solutions

      1. u see the wall? its really close and dey could be leaning on it
      2. dey could be on a hillside looking at the way the wall is curved to the left
      3. U kno how the wall is curved to the left? well dat could be it… like the steps could be diagonal and the camera could be slanted or dey took a picture and cut off the sides so it looks straighter

  52. XenosDawn says:

    The building is built upon a hill, the fences prevent you from seeing that you are tilted.

  53. MnM s says:

    no it wasshe climbed on,and put no hands and took picture rellllllllllllllly fast!!!lol

  54. lolo888 says:

    There is places like that where gravity is thrown off. In oregon there is a place just like that and it is real.

  55. nickel.pl8ed says:

    XenosDawn is right. The house is built at an angle. Fences and other objects keep you from seeing the horizon which naturally orients you to know when you’re balanced and when you aren’t. Think about it, how do you know any building you walk into isn’t built this same way? Because you have the horizon to compare it to.

  56. tom says:

    yes the house is built on a angle . Look through the door the trashcan is standing at the same angle as the girl

  57. lil ashalind says:

    http://www.oregonvortex.com/photographs.htm

    see for yourself. its a real place, but yes. it is built on a hill.

  58. somebody says:

    hang on a sec….. all those people that said that its on a hill… i think you are wrong because the dustbin in the back ground is standing upright and if you are on a hill and put a bin there, it would surely tip over and roll down the hill!

  59. self says:

    hahaha, this is the old mystery house at Knott’s Berry Farm in Brea CA. Its sadly no longer there but there were several illusions with water running up hill and such.

    It was all a trick home built on slant. I really miss that tour.

    • Richie Gaud says:

      Just to add a little bit to Michael Jensen’s comments; there’s also several Eucalyptus trees within this energy field, which trunks have grown in a spiral or corkscrew shape and a heavy iron ball hanging from a chain which stays at a 45 degree angle even if you try to push it perpendicular to the floor, it’ll swing right back to 45 degrees. Truly an amazing place!

  60. josh says:

    I live like 20 miles away from the mystery spot!

  61. robert says:

    hahah no shadow!!!! it’s photoshopped

  62. bob saget says:

    the garbage can in the background gives it away. The house is built crooked

  63. here in mexico city.. we know that house as “La casa del tío chueco” not an illusion, it’s just the building and it’s not in a hill

  64. Michael Jensen says:

    I just went to the mystery spot today. Long before i took the journey to santa cruz, i tried to figure out the secret. The house is built on a steep hillside. The house is crooked. Thats what i thought, but how can you explain balls rolling up hill? standing of walls? ( which is awesome btw!) The tour gave us three explanation to what could be causing it, but it still remains a mystery. i have no clue to what can cause this, but i do know.. next time anyone visits california, check out this place, its amazing!! oh, you will get dizzy and light headed being in there. I couldn’t even stand up straight inside.

  65. Alabamatom says:

    Cool illusion. Went to place in missouri and experienced the same thing. Did’nt even realize it till we stopped to look into a full faced mirror. Pools balls rolled back to you and water ran up hill (supposedly). It was a neat feeling and illusion.

  66. AMANI says:

    problably they have the shelter kinda like a diamond

  67. Dash says:

    Vortex. Been to one in OR. Thing will even roll up hill!

  68. Skeaking says:

    I have been here. No trickery, photoshopping or illusions. Gravity just doesn’t work at this place (the mystery spot in Santa Cruz) I saw my lipstick roll up a slope with no tricks. When a tall guy stood on higher ground than a short guy, the short guy looked taller. My brother stood on a wall.

    I know it’s unbelievable, but honestly, it’s true.

  69. Curtis says:

    The house has apparently slid partially down the hill, thus standing on the wall is somewhat due to the crooked existence of the structure. But as Skeaking said, there are some rather strange and inexplicable occurrences here, like things rolling uphill and relative heights appearing to change.

    Also, as a testament to abnormalities in existence here, there are trees that have grown in a spiral, apparently due to the strange gravitational pull.

  70. MeEgAn GaLaNtE says:

    Maybe they are balancing on the steps

  71. Wendy says:

    Exactly what Curtis said about the house, it slid down the hill and rested at the spot where it is today. I’ve been there, and it has a kind of creepy atmosphere when you look at the surrounding trees–all the branches seem to grow or point towards something and what I noticed was there were no birds at all up in the trees, it is some strange “vortex” that is present. Not even planes fly over this spot. Definitely a place to go if you’re ever in Santa Cruz. Great optical illusion. BTW the house is really on a slant, so wear sneakers!

  72. Dork says:

    Look behind them, you can easily see the building they are in is at an angle

  73. kimdajeep says:

    Those mystery houses may be full of sillyness, but I’d like everyone to remember the burmuda triangle, then explain to me why in a open spot on a grassy hill in livermore ca.you can put your vechicle in neutral at the base of this slight slope and it will roll up hill. please explain the light-headedness,even upset stomachs that occur.my gps doesent work there either.many people have visited this place. but everyone is usually chased out because it is private property. it is not advertised or even reconized to many. thank you for any explaination any one might offer up .

  74. Bladladladlisaword says:

    I’ve actually seen one of these before. it’s like they build these houses all crooked and stuff and when you take picture it looks like you’re defyin gravity.

  75. Ginger says:

    It’s a crazy house. Notice the steps, kinda funky, and there is a handle above the “door” to help folks get up there. It’s no vortex of anything.

  76. ClassicalMusicDjGD says:

    the reason why the garbagae can on the outside is pretty leveled.. is because of the angle they used to take the picture. MYGOD, whatscientistareyou?! that man who said his a scientist. yuck.

  77. cyril123 says:

    they can stand cuz there are steps

  78. Vic says:

    There is an amusement park near where I live that has a house where you lean towards one side. It looks sort of like this.

  79. John says:

    I watched a video where cars supossedly rolled up hill over train tracks but come to find out the leveling of the ground and the way the trees grew just made it look like it was going up hill in all actuality it was going down hiil.

  80. mr.rawr says:

    The house is built tilted,yiu can see it in the background. THe girl is balancing on the tilted steps.

  81. Lucy345vv says:

    Right when you enter your body turn sideways due to gravity.

  82. Sana says:

    Notice in the window that the ground is not slanted like the cabin. So it’s actually the cabin that’s tilted, and the girls are perpendicular with the ground.

  83. Ndfgstffgsusdifdiisysydjfkfduj says:

    illusion

  84. CSL says:

    The cabin is tilted

  85. Grace says:

    Mini stairs

  86. Anthony says:

    I have been to the mystery spot & there is even a small water trough that appears to flow uphill. It’s real. Visiting the mystery spot in Santa Cruz should be on your bucket list!

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