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Magnetic Hill Illusion Attracts Lots of Tourists

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Albany/HV: Magnetic Hill Illusion Attracts Lots of Tourists
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At Magnetic Hill in New Brunswick, people drive their cars up to this white pole then put the car in neutral, and then they are going to come rolling backward up the hill.

People come the Canadian town of Moncton from all over, by car, on motorcycle, and even RV’s to experience this natural phenomenon that was discovered a hundred years ago. It attracts so many drivers, a mini theme park has grown up around it.

"Well it’s obvious that the post is the top of a hill, and when you have the car in neutral, you are rolling back down the hill, but your eye is tricked into believing that you are actually rolling up a hill. Some reason it looks to us from this level we are looking down a hill but in fact we are looking up a hill," said one visitor.

"It's an illusion, when you are there, this is low ground, this is actually high ground, so you can not trust your eyes," said another visitor.

It costs $5 Canadian to do it as many times as you like.

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