You drive over the crest of one hill, park your car at the bottom of the next hill, put the car in neutral and then the unexplained happens – you travel uphill! Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle! What could be happening in the quaint, little town of Burkittsville, MD? Is it alien activity? Is it a harmonic convergence? Too much beer?
Since we were so close to this ‘spook’ hill we had to visit. After our initial visit, we decided to return the next day and get more scientific about it. How does a car seemingly travel uphill, backwards, with nothing to propel it? These are the important matters of our day, oh Gentle Woodland Folk of the Blogisphere. We brought a ball and a level and we walked the road. It looks uphill. For real. But when you walk uphill it feels like you’re walking downhill. When you bounce or roll a ball, it acts the way a ball acts when traveling downhill. Enough of this shilly-shallying, out came the level. When in doubt, get out the tool with the little bubble. The bubble never lies and the bubble declared the road goes downhill.
Just goes to show- seeing isn’t always believing.