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May 25, 2018
Uphill battle at ‘Spook Hill” in Lake Wales

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Uphill battle at ‘Spook Hill” in Lake Wales

Art Levy | 3/28/2017

As a teenager, Lake Wales native Tina Peak would sometimes kill an afternoon at Spook Hill, on North Wales Drive south of Highway 17, where she’d watch the tourists try to figure out why their vehicles appeared to roll uphill.

“People would get out of their car and put oranges and baseballs on the road to see which way they’d roll,” says Peak, now 59 and director of the Lake Wales Public Library. “I can remember tour buses pulling up. People really wanted to solve the mystery.”

It turned out that there wasn’t anything mysterious going on at all.

 

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