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Ghost Hill

Gapland Road, Burkittsville, Maryland USA

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“Where mysterious forces posh your car uphill!”

As the story goes, this gravity hill is cared for by the spirit of a Civil War soldier who was crushed to death as a cannon he was pushing rolled back on him. Put your car in neutral and marvel as you slowly begin to move uphill!

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Dana Newkirk

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September 16, 2014
Rated 3.0

Went here with some friends and swear we felt someone pushing the car up the hill. I've been to a couple of gravity hills and this one was the only one where I actually thought our car might have been moving! If you go at night it helps to amp up the scare factor as well!

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January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0

Recommended! Quite an eerie experience.

Directions: If you're coming from the direcion of PJ Miller general store (towards the stone house, then large red barn on the left), it will be after the first hill. Once you get to the bottom, put car in neutral and you'll head backwards up the hill!

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July 25, 2015
Rated 5.0

We were at a dead stop, put the car in neutral and coasted up the hill. Our speed increased as we went up. We put on the hazards for safety and we watched for traffic. We saw a motorcyclist do the same thing. Highly recommend.

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July 25, 2015
Rated 5.0

This is so cool! We were at a dead stop The red barn is still there and has been since before the Civil War. If you turn on Main Street and have the front of the PJ Gilligan's Dry Goods on your left, the barn is a short distance down the road on the left. (The store is also worth a stop to see an 1860 shop).

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February 20, 2015
Rated 1.0

Drove here from Canada and was really looking forward to this experience, but couldn't find it. I drove the entire road twice, there was no red barn on either side that matched the instructions. All the hills did not include any speed sign at the bottom. We thought maybe the barn had fallen down so we stopped on two or three hills but nothing happened. Looks like the ghosts moved on. Very disappointing. Do not bother visiting anymore.

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Ghost Hill

Gapland Road
Burkittsville, Maryland

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