Washington is home to many wild and wacky things. Perhaps one of the most unique is Prosser’s Gravity Hill. As the name suggests, this hill appears to defy gravity as it is known to “pull” cars up a minor incline on the road. You can make the trip east to test it out yourself, but be prepared for an inexplicable experience.
So how does one use the hill? All you have to do is make the drive east and put your car into neutral at the ‘Start’ line painted on Crosby road, et voila! You’re magically pulled up the hill!
According to Atlas Obscura, the grain elevator at the end of the road is haunted. And while we tend to take these things with a grain of salt, we wouldn’t expect anything less from a site that offers a seemingly impossible experience.
Now before you get too spooked, people have many theories about why the hill does what it does. Some of those theories include optical illusions and of course, the ‘haunted’ grain elevator, but the real explanation might not be as exciting as the latter.
Magnetic or ‘gravity’ hills exist all over the world, and one simple explanation is that these small inclines are part of larger declines that we can’t see or process, causing us to believe that we’re being pulled upwards.
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With all that in mind its still a fun and truly unique day trip that you can take right here in our state. Not to mention, it’s Washington’s only gravity-defying hill. So if you live in the state, you should definitely check it out at least once.
While the road is public access keep in mind that the land around it is privately owned. And of course, use your best judgment and be safe when checking out this phenomenon. As always if you give it a go be sure to let us know what happens and maybe even take a video or two because we’ll admit, we’re curious.
Where: 101204 N Crosby Rd, Prosser, WA 99350
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