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- 98%Family Travelers
- 84%Budget Travelers
- 80%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 60%History Buffs
- 55%Local Culture
Member Reviews (37)
- Mystery SpotMar 08, 2014
Worth the short drive in to the local hills. The tour is professional. Typical "exit through the gift shop" scheme. Still, not expensive and popular. Book online so you don't end up waiting or out of luck.
- Mystery Spot
- Mystery SpotMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Sep 13, 2013
If you know your physics you'll realize there is nothing special about this place. It's a mystery spot because well... people who come here don't realize it's on the slant of a hill. Else, this place is quite fun for the family. Enjoy!
- Mystery SpotMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Sep 13, 2013
Came here a couple times when I was a kid. From what I remember, nothing has changed. Tickets $5/person. The tour guide I had was extremely boring, didn't seem interested, and half the time you couldn't even hear what he was saying. Wouldn't come back again unless friends from out of town wants to visit.
- Mystery SpotMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 1Sep 16, 2013
I love this place, I bring almost all my visitors here. first of all I think the road here is beautiful and second - it doesn't really matter if you believe it or not, you are shocked every time to see the visions here. The guided tour is about 5/6$ per person + 5$ for parking.
- Mystery SpotMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 27, 2012
I actually been here 4 times and still loves this place.This is just a very bizarre place that throws your co-ordination and balance off. It is a very short tour with just a house to visit but an interesting place to visit. very cheap for visiting too.
- Mystery SpotJul 04, 2012
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.