Spook Hill, Lake Wales, Florida
Spook Hill is a gravity hill (an optical illusion where cars appear to roll uphill) in Lake Wales, Florida.
Spook Hill is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, 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. Many species of plants and animals evolved in isolation and are endemic to the Ridge. Most are threatened or endangered by possible extinction.
The attraction is adjacent to an elementary school that adopted Casper The Friendly Ghost as their school mascot. The attraction is also in close proximity to Bok Tower.
Spook Hill received national media attention when an article about it appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on October 25, 1990, and it was featured in a segment on CBS Morning News.
I remember hearing the story as a child that Spook Hill was really haunted by either an Indian Chief or a gigantic alligator. Stories were told that a great Indian chief and an enormous alligator fought a battle against each other and they both lost their lives and one or both of them still haunt Spook Hill and cause the strange effects. Ok, ok! So it isn’t true but growing up here in Florida it was a great legend ;o)