Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Spook Hill

Near Lake Wales, Florida, is an unusual spot, where cars may roll uphill, rather than down. In traditional Florida style, this phenomenon is attributed to ghosts of Indians and alligators, and turned into a tourist destination. Some spoilsports have tried to explain Spook Hill with reason and measurable observation, but Lake Walesians hold fast, even naming a nearby educational facility Spook Hill Elementary.

In the spirit of Halloween, consider a trip to Lake Wales to see for yourself. And while you're there, check out The Depot (the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center) and Bok Sanctuary.

If you get hungry, consider a table at the Chalet Suzanne (known for its soup), or explore Lake Wales' food heritage. Lake Wales is also home to Florida's Natural Brand orange juice.


  1. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Thanks to Shirley Deeter, a colleague at SeniorNet Tampa, I became aware of My Florida History.

    I find your site quite delightful, and full of interest for this transplanted Brit. Congratulations!

    I've written it up on the Tampa Area page of

  2. Hi David,
    Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy the blog.


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