The Redwood Forest in Santa Cruz, California is known to make people believe in magic. The giant trees, some with cavernous gaps big enough for a person to walk through at the base, are enough to inspire a sense of wonder. But, there's one place in particular that is brimming with inexplicable magic.
It's been attracting tourists since 1941, and once you step inside, you'll see why. No matter how many times we've seen it, we can't help but be amazed.
Welcome to the Mystery Spot. At just 150 feet in diameter, it's quite small.
At first, you might take it for a dilapidated shack.
But it's actually a gravitational anomaly. Take notice of that plank by the window on the right side.
This is what happens when you roll a ball down it.
But when you place a ball at the other end, it rolls back up.
Viewed from one side of the bench, this crowd looks to be different heights. But when you take the photo from the other end of the bench, you can see that everyone is more or less the same size.
This ball seems to be defying all laws of gravity and actually rolling up a plank.
Inside the shack, the laws of physics are all out of whack.
If you hang from the rafters above this door, the weird gravitational pull yanks your legs out in a specific direction.
The Mystery Spot was discovered in 1939. Two years later, it opened to the public.
After all, if you find a place this odd, you can't just keep it to yourself.
Of course, the Mystery Spot is rife with conspiracy theories. Some speculate that aliens buried cones of metal in the earth to be used as spaceship guidance systems. Uh, sure.
Or that carbon dioxide is coming up from the earth, or that there's a specific hole in the ozone layer above the spot and a magma vortex.
Whatever the case, it's definitely a phenomenon you have to see to believe. Don't forget to SHARE this story with your family and friends!