What is a gravity hill? A Gravity Hill is essentially an optical illusion. The ground slopes down but because of the surrounding topography it appears as if you’re rolling uphill. There’s almost always a story about someone who died there long ago and that it’s their ghost pushing your car away from a dangerous intersection. Go ahead and sprinkle baby powder on your car hood, see if the ghost’s handprints appear. trust me, they won’t. it’s an illusion. A very cool illusion, but that’s all.
WARNING: it is often dangerous to try to get a gravity hill to work. Most likely the police will give you a ticket if they catch you. I do not encourage anyone to attempt to pull off this trick. If you try this stunt, it is your responsibility.
The gravity hill in Franklin Lakes is off of Route 208 (Ewing Ave exit). I just wish i knew if it was the north or South side. Based on pictures accompanying the WNJ article it appears to be off the northbound side. I’ve tried both sides unsuccessfully, so if anyone has info on this, I’d appreciate them sending it my waye. A word of warning: this is an exit ramp from a major highway. it is highly inadvisable to try doing this gravity hill. You run the risk of an accident or a ticket or both. This one is not worth it trying.