The #mysterious Magnetic Hill.
Magnet Hill is a hill located near Leh city In Ladakh, on srinagar leh highway. Some people are not aware about Magnetic Hill and just pass through it without knowing that they are travelling on it. They realize it later when they hear stories about it or see pictures on social media. The layout of the area and surrounding slopes creates a Hill that is not a hill. that the right hill road is actually an uphill road. Objects and cars on the hill may appear to roll “lefthill” in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill.
What is believed to be at work behind this mysterious phenomenon is a magnetic force so strong that it can pull cars uphill. It is in fact so notorious that even the aircraft that fly over this region increase their altitude in order to avoid magnetic interference.
If you park your car, you would clearly see the road ahead going uphill in front of you and when you turn off the engine and let your vehicle in neutral, then you can see the magic of megnetic hill, it will slowly start moving uphill as if some force is attracting it.
Some people believe it some people don’t , there are lot of stories to talk about. People who travel to ladakh want to see this place first as an experience.
The locals believe that here once lied a pathway that led straight to heaven. People who were deserving of it would automatically get pulled up however the undeserving ones could never make it up the path.
There is a concept of optical illusion also that the road which appears to be going downhill is actually going uphill. It’s an illusion only.
There are many places in world with such mysteries.
So what is reality is happening here:
This is purely a natural optical effect caused by the specific layout of hills that obstruct the horizon. That short stretch of the road that appears to be uphill as a matter of fact is downhill and this is the reason why cars slowly gain momentum and start moving uphill. The hills in front of your eyes at this stretch are naturally laid out in such a manner that they will deceive your mind and lead it to believe that you are going up. Since your eyes cannot clearly see the horizon, there is no way for your mind to contradict.
So when you visit Leh next time make sure to experience of mind blowing experience yourself. Make sure to notice the board on way stop your vehicle get it in neutral and be amazed but not by the fact that your vehicle is moving on its own but by how your mind is getting tricked into seeing something exactly opposite to how it actually is.