Mysterious Wis. Wonder Spot Soon to Go
The Wonder Spot, a mysterious cabin where people can’t stand up straight, water runs uphill and chairs balance on two legs, is no more.
People who enter the spot, the sign warns, won’t see correctly, stand erect “or feel quite normal … in fact, on the cabin site the laws of natural gravity seem to be repealed.”
The Wonder Spot lies just off U.S. Highway 12, the main drag between Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells in south-central Wisconsin.
Kirby’s site lists the Wonder Spot as one of 21 so-called “mystery spots.” Lake Wales, Fla., has Spook Hill. Irish Hills, Mich., has the Mystery Hill. California has the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. ……….gravity doesn’t work in them. People seem to grow smaller, can’t stand up straight and can barely walk.
Owner Bill Carney has sold the iconic attraction to the village of Lake Delton for $300,000. The village wants to build a road through the crevice where the Wonder Spot has stood since the 1950s. Now, the Wonder Spot, one of more than a dozen sites around the nation dubbed “gravity vortexes” and a throwback to postwar, family-oriented tourist attractions, has a date with a bulldozer. …