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465 Mystery Spot Rd Santa Cruz, CA

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First, I want to confirm that there are no ??puzzling variations of gravity, perspective, and height? as the Mystery Spot (MS) claims. All of the constructions at MS were built for one purpose: illusion. The tilted cabin and fence were built in the background to heighten the illusory effects. The slanted road leading up to the hill and tilted cabin floor add to this effect by making it difficult for visitors to move about the area.

When I came to MS about 15 years ago, I sensed something fishy, but at that time but I had no tools to prove anything. Time went by and MS was pushed to the back of my mind, but I always knew that there something was not right about it.

On Tue 8/09/11, my wife asked me to take the family (7 people) to visit MS. I had not planned to bring any tools to prove my theory, but as we approached Santa Cruz, I realized that my new Nikon D7000 camera came equipped with a leveler.

At MS, using the same old trick, the guide also had a leveler with him. Close to the entrance, the guide showed us that the compass had changed the directions. Since I did not have a compass, I will not discuss this part of the visit.

The guide asked the group to go up the hill. In front of the slanted cabin, he placed a three-foot wooden bar horizontally at the window. About one foot hung outside the window, the other end of the bar laid on the bench inside the cabin. He put the leveler on the wooden bar; he even carefully flipped the leveler a couple times to make sure the wooden bar was level. Then he placed a pool table cue ball on the wooden bar. The cue ball rolled from the cabin and out of the window. The guide poured a bottle of water on the wooden bar and the water ran in the same direction as the ball. He asked the visitors if they had anything they wanted to roll. My wife gave him a lipstick. He put it on the bar and the lipstick rolled the same direction as the other objects. As all of the objects rolled in one direction on a perfectly level bar, everybody stared in wide-eyed shock and wonder. I, however, was in doubt.

After the tour, my wife and I walked back to the area where the guide demonstrated with the wooden bar. Nobody was there. I positioned the wooden bar the same way the guide had. I then placed my camera on top to check the level and discovered it was off about 10 degrees. I pulled the bar out about two feet and hung it outside the window. The camera showed that it was level at this position. I put the lipstick on the bar and there was no movement. This time, I was in shock. Thanks, Nikon. Thanks for the new technology.

How has this scam lasted over 70 years? How many children believe in this scam? How much money has this business collected the last 70 years? This place is destroying the innocence of our children. At home, I told my children the truth about this place and they could not understand why people would scam the public like that. I had no answer. Do you?

Where are the scientists and professionals? How would you explain if somebody asks you about MS? Where about the city of Santa Cruz? Where are the new papers TV stations?

This spot has no mystery. The only mystery here is how this ruse has survived over 70 years.
A few other things that made me suspicious: Only cash or debit for admission but there are NO TICKET. Visitors received receipts, which were later collected by the guide.

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First, I want to confirm that there are no ??puzzling variations of gravity, perspective, and height? as the Mystery Spot (MS) claims. All of the constructions at MS were built for one purpose: illusion. The tilted cabin and fence were built in the background to heighten the illusory effects. The slanted road leading up to the hill and tilted cabin floor add to this effect by making it difficult for visitors to move about the area.

When I came to MS about 15 years ago, I sensed something fishy, but at that time but I had no tools to prove anything. Time went by and MS was pushed to the back of my mind, but I always knew that there something was not right about it.

On Tue 8/09/11, my wife asked me to take the family (7 people) to visit MS. I had not planned to bring any tools to prove my theory, but as we approached Santa Cruz, I realized that my new Nikon D7000 camera came equipped with a leveler.

At MS, using the same old trick, the guide also had a leveler with him. Close to the entrance, the guide showed us that the compass had changed the directions. Since I did not have a compass, I will not discuss this part of the visit.

The guide asked the group to go up the hill. In front of the slanted cabin, he placed a three-foot wooden bar horizontally at the window. About one foot hung outside the window, the other end of the bar laid on the bench inside the cabin. He put the leveler on the wooden bar; he even carefully flipped the leveler a couple times to make sure the wooden bar was level. Then he placed a pool table cue ball on the wooden bar. The cue ball rolled from the cabin and out of the window. The guide poured a bottle of water on the wooden bar and the water ran in the same direction as the ball. He asked the visitors if they had anything they wanted to roll. My wife gave him a lipstick. He put it on the bar and the lipstick rolled the same direction as the other objects. As all of the objects rolled in one direction on a perfectly level bar, everybody stared in wide-eyed shock and wonder. I, however, was in doubt.

After the tour, my wife and I walked back to the area where the guide demonstrated with the wooden bar. Nobody was there. I positioned the wooden bar the same way the guide had. I then placed my camera on top to check the level and discovered it was off about 10 degrees. I pulled the bar out about two feet and hung it outside the window. The camera showed that it was level at this position. I put the lipstick on the bar and there was no movement. This time, I was in shock. Thanks, Nikon. Thanks for the new technology.

How has this scam lasted over 70 years? How many children believe in this scam? How much money has this business collected the last 70 years? This place is destroying the innocence of our children. At home, I told my children the truth about this place and they could not understand why people would scam the public like that. I had no answer. Do you?

Where are the scientists and professionals? How would you explain if somebody asks you about MS? Where about the city of Santa Cruz? Where are the new papers TV stations?

This spot has no mystery. The only mystery here is how this ruse has survived over 70 years.
A few other things that made me suspicious: Only cash or debit for admission but there are NO TICKET. Visitors received receipts, which were later collected by the guide.

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We have taken so many guests to visit here. Each time, they come out, shaking their head in disbelief. Its different, to say a least. Good for 1-2 visits. Thereafter usually sit out.

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★★★★★

We have taken so many guests to visit here. Each time, they come out, shaking their head in disbelief. Its different, to say a least. Good for 1-2 visits. Thereafter usually sit out.

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Whenever we have visitors come that have not been here before we undoubtedly wind up taking a day trip toward Santa Cruz and stop at the Mystery Spot. This little optical illusion tour is fun and interesting. Give it a try if you haven't been.

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★★★★☆

Whenever we have visitors come that have not been here before we undoubtedly wind up taking a day trip toward Santa Cruz and stop at the Mystery Spot. This little optical illusion tour is fun and interesting. Give it a try if you haven't been.

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This is the coolest place to go!! The Mystery Spot of Santa Cruz is so weird, and entertaining!! You can walk from one area and look very tall, but at the next round, you look really short and you can seem like your tilting one way, its just weird,but so fun to check out and the tours and history of the place is great! I highly recommend going on the tour where they explain what is going on to you, the guides are very knowledgable and very friendly!! Fun, Crazy place ^_^

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★★★★★

This is the coolest place to go!! The Mystery Spot of Santa Cruz is so weird, and entertaining!! You can walk from one area and look very tall, but at the next round, you look really short and you can seem like your tilting one way, its just weird,but so fun to check out and the tours and history of the place is great! I highly recommend going on the tour where they explain what is going on to you, the guides are very knowledgable and very friendly!! Fun, Crazy place ^_^

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this popular attraction is fun for everyone of all ages. laws of physics don't apply here (could be fake. don't know) so water runs up and you constantly feel like you're floating. excellent place because it's incredibly cheap ($5).

Encourages a different type of thinking which is good for kids.

Highly recommended

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★★★★★

this popular attraction is fun for everyone of all ages. laws of physics don't apply here (could be fake. don't know) so water runs up and you constantly feel like you're floating. excellent place because it's incredibly cheap ($5).

Encourages a different type of thinking which is good for kids.

Highly recommended

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Every time I go to the Mystery Spot, I am impressed by the cosmopolitan group waiting their turns - people from all over the world!

It is a classic "mystery" space, with balls rolling uphil, brooms standing up on their own, people shrinking and growing. A lot of fun!

Just a warning - the first hike up the hill is a doozy!

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★★★★☆

Every time I go to the Mystery Spot, I am impressed by the cosmopolitan group waiting their turns - people from all over the world!

It is a classic "mystery" space, with balls rolling uphil, brooms standing up on their own, people shrinking and growing. A lot of fun!

Just a warning - the first hike up the hill is a doozy!

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Lots of cool things to see here. Some of the things you will see here seem outright impossible. Make sure you bring your camera for this one. It's a nice, fun place to visit.

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★★★★☆

Lots of cool things to see here. Some of the things you will see here seem outright impossible. Make sure you bring your camera for this one. It's a nice, fun place to visit.

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This is one of the most unbelievable places you'll ever go to. You can't even explain it. It's in the middle of the redwoods (and not easy to find). Once your tour begins you go in a shed like structure where you can stand on the edge of a table and almost 'float in the air'. You feel like your drunk or walking up a very steep hill, even though you're on level ground. Freaky but a lot of fun.

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★★★★★

This is one of the most unbelievable places you'll ever go to. You can't even explain it. It's in the middle of the redwoods (and not easy to find). Once your tour begins you go in a shed like structure where you can stand on the edge of a table and almost 'float in the air'. You feel like your drunk or walking up a very steep hill, even though you're on level ground. Freaky but a lot of fun.

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This is a good place to have under your belt. Its a good place to go to if u want entertainment for a couple of hours and don't want to spend a fortune. Five bucks a person is all it takes. It seems like a scam, but then again it gets you to think. Its really a plkace that you can't explain, its like a mirage. People seem to be different hights whereever they go. Some laws of physics dont apply. Just a good place to come see, take a friend!

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★★★★☆

This is a good place to have under your belt. Its a good place to go to if u want entertainment for a couple of hours and don't want to spend a fortune. Five bucks a person is all it takes. It seems like a scam, but then again it gets you to think. Its really a plkace that you can't explain, its like a mirage. People seem to be different hights whereever they go. Some laws of physics dont apply. Just a good place to come see, take a friend!

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I'm not sure what it is, a naturally occuring gravity center, a gigantic magnet under the house, or a great ploy, but the Mystery Spot affected me physically. It's this house-cabin on the outskirts of Santa Cruz that will pull you down, and make you feel like you've lost your balance. There is no explanation for it, you just slide to the side and feel this big pull on your body. Fun for kids.

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★★★★☆

I'm not sure what it is, a naturally occuring gravity center, a gigantic magnet under the house, or a great ploy, but the Mystery Spot affected me physically. It's this house-cabin on the outskirts of Santa Cruz that will pull you down, and make you feel like you've lost your balance. There is no explanation for it, you just slide to the side and feel this big pull on your body. Fun for kids.

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Someone builds a crooked house on a crooked hill and suddenly this spot defies the laws of physics? I don't think so. Six Flags over Texas had a similar show years ago in Arlington, TX.

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★★☆☆☆

Someone builds a crooked house on a crooked hill and suddenly this spot defies the laws of physics? I don't think so. Six Flags over Texas had a similar show years ago in Arlington, TX.

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This place is ridiculous. The more you want to believe that there's some sort of crazy anamoly suspending the laws of physics in this strange 'mystery' spot, the more you might enjoy yourself. The cheap entrance price (which includes free bumper sticker!!!!) makes it feel less like a rip-off and more like you've been the victim of a harmless mass practical joke.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is ridiculous. The more you want to believe that there's some sort of crazy anamoly suspending the laws of physics in this strange 'mystery' spot, the more you might enjoy yourself. The cheap entrance price (which includes free bumper sticker!!!!) makes it feel less like a rip-off and more like you've been the victim of a harmless mass practical joke.

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cool place. very weird and interesting. not very explainable but does feel like you're floating. you should check it out for yourself, you'll be amaze. only five bucks.

5
★★★★★

cool place. very weird and interesting. not very explainable but does feel like you're floating. you should check it out for yourself, you'll be amaze. only five bucks.

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this place is really freaky. it feels like you're defying energy and floating up places. nice place, but makes you wonder a lot. the drive here sucks!

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★★★★☆

this place is really freaky. it feels like you're defying energy and floating up places. nice place, but makes you wonder a lot. the drive here sucks!

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The Mystery Spot is an area about 150 feet in diameter located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. Within the Mystery Spot you will be baffled as the laws of physics and gravity cease to exist thier hours are Summer: 9:00 AM to last tour @7:00 PM
(Starting May 29th, 2004)
Winter: 9:00AM to last tour @ 5:00PM
(After Labor Day up to Memorial Day)

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CONS: you might get bored after awhile and it is a little ways drive.

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★★★☆☆

The Mystery Spot is an area about 150 feet in diameter located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. Within the Mystery Spot you will be baffled as the laws of physics and gravity cease to exist thier hours are Summer: 9:00 AM to last tour @7:00 PM
(Starting May 29th, 2004)
Winter: 9:00AM to last tour @ 5:00PM
(After Labor Day up to Memorial Day)

PROS:
CONS: you might get bored after awhile and it is a little ways drive.

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