Jackson gravity hill

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.

This is one gravity hill I haven’t tried, mainly because I don’t know where it is exactly. I know it’s N New Prospect Rd in Jackson, but *where* on that road? If anyone knows, please LMK.


10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Matthew Behm on August 31, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Its the bridge on the cicconi farms side at the bottom


  2. Posted by amy on November 20, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Oh yeah i live right there, you have to go on the intersect of north new prospect road and farmingdale road. There is a stop sign there so when your traveling north on N new prospect road, you have to stop right before the stop sign *the front of the car is facing the sign with the two arrows at the end* then do the whole put your car in neutral and let it go.


  3. Posted by TJ on November 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    I have lived a stone’s throw from that intersection for 30+ years. I giggle at the people who stop and try it.


  4. Posted by Doug on March 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    yeah a couple of my friends have done it a million times it works every time and the baby powder thing works, but people say that it happens from *** that the engine does. It’s really easy to find you get on 9 go all the way to county line road turn toards the shopping centers and go all the way toward jackson and bare to the right and go all the way up New Prospect till it ends at the stop sign at gravity hill


  5. Posted by Kathy on March 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    The gravity hill road you are looking for in jackson is on N. New Prospect Road and Farmingdale Road. Good Luck! I’ve been a resident of Jackson all my life and I’ve not been there. Talk about weird,huh?


  6. Posted by Joe on March 6, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    It isn’t really that great, the baby powder that forms a hand print doesn’t work, as far as the gravity part, it does.Your car absolutely will roll and far too, but after that there really isn’t a story or much to do It’s not a bad trip but just short. I for one like to explore and walk and wander but maybe it’s just me, and if you do decide to do it, the road is getting more and more populated so you may have to pull over and wait for other cars to clear before you back into them or get beeped at for having your car sitting in neutral at the stop sign forever.


  7. Posted by alarick on March 6, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    Something to tell the elementary school children up the road…but not really Gravity or a ghost at all. Can we say Slight slope! I live off West Farms Rd and when I heard of this place…I knew where it was at and I had to try it out.Well, all I have to say is what a waste of time and gas! And I live 5 mins away from the place! It’s a joke. and the story is too…if you want to freak out your stoned friends then that’s a different story….You would be more scared if you walked a darken wooded path at night by yourself. Also…the boarder lines for Jackson and Howell are funny…Howell is part of Monmouth County and Jackson is part of Ocean County…sorry to make a bust! But don’t waste your time on such kiddy places.


    • Posted by Annie on June 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM

      I don’t know why everyone is knocking this place maybe becaquse you don’t want anyone to have some fun
      It is spooky, you drive to the bottom of the hill, you let go of the wheel put your car in neutral and sit, it starts very slowly then picks up a bit, it is very cool. I took my kids and many older people and they all think it its cool.
      My son even had his story published in Weird NJ. They thought it was worth talking about.
      I moved away from Jackson many yars ago so I do not remember how to get there. (look at the post above) I know you go over the bridge and all the way to the end where you either must go left or right. stop the car and do as said above. You will not feel it at first but soon you will be slowly going UP the hill, not down you are actually drawn up against the the natural pull.


  8. Posted by eagle talon on March 6, 2009 at 11:35 PM

    Supposedly one of my girlfriend’s friends went to this place and described what happened to her car to her. She told her that the car DID in fact roll uphill. As an added bonus she went on to explain that she had put baby powder on the trunk of the car and afterwards there were handprints in the baby powder as if to say that a “ghost” pushed the car up the hill! Well, I am getting directions to this place from her and we will be visiting it as soon as I can find it. I will let you know what happens.


  9. Posted by April on March 6, 2009 at 11:35 PM

    If you are coming from Route 9 South you will make a right onto Jackson Mills….Keep going straight down that road until You see West Farms Road, Make a Left onto that road.( On the corner of that road you will see a church, so just keep your eyes out for the church and turn left right before it) Now just follow West Farms road until you see a very sharp Right hand turn, Fort Plains Rd., make that right…Keep going down that road until you see a flashing red light, make a right….(I’m not too sure what the road is called, but you will see the flashing red stop light) Just keep going down that road about a 1/4 mile until you see NORTH NEW PROSPECT ROAD on your left hand side….It’s easy to spot if you look for the road with the BIG HILL…..Make your left and turn around onto that road so that you stop at the stop sign……And you will be ready to be creeped out! Have fun….If you are confused just let me know cuz I am horrible with directions LOL……but that is exact directions…..Talk to you later…


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