Alpha, I think you're referring to 'Hangman's Hill' in Epping Forest...I tried to find a link for you, but instead got waylaid by this: a succinct retelling of the legend from an online dance music forum... :?alpha said:Did I imagine reading this or is there a hill somewhere in the UK (Essex?) where things appear to be able to roll uphill?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I used to live there and I can confirm it is indeed Hangmans Hill you want. Coming from High Beach the road splits in two at Hangmans Hill and it is the left hand fork you want and the theory is that things move towards the big old tree in the middle.kerravon said:Does anyone know precisely where the gravity/magnetic hill is in Epping Forest?
I've found very vague directions on the web, which point to an area called Hangman's Hill, but when I visited it, the map/directions and photos didn't match up (i.e. it is probably a hoax).
My partner remembers going there once years ago, so it at least exists as some sort of Chingford urban myth.
Can anyone help, please?
We have a thread on the magnetic hill in Epping Forest:Alpha, I think you're referring to 'Hangman's Hill' in Epping Forest ...
Interesting never heard of a galvanometer being used as to determine sub-surface changes. Worked on an ultra wideband ground penetrating radar once (believe it or not it produced a relatively flat band from < 200 MHz to > 2 GHz). By measuring and processing the strength of the returns it could be used to find land mines. Another variant was used by the DOT to determine potential issues with roadways. The strength and frequency of the radiated return determined type of material, i.e.: trapped subsurface air or water. The time of the return determined the depth. Very difficult to design an antenna to covered this bandwidth.If everything were to be pulled towards a point at the "top" of the hill, including cars, pendulums, the fluid in spirit levels, and abandoned marbles, then there is a very real sense in which it would be the bottom of the hill!
Gravity can even bend light, and if all the possible ways of measuring something may be influenced by what you are measuring, you need to make decisions about how to interpret your results.. Looked at in sufficient detail, what is a straight line or a slope is determined by mathematicians and the model they choose to use in any given situation.
However, it is easy to establish whether an actual "electric hill" has some special power that attracts things to the "top": check it from every side. Here are two points either side of a hill:
If a appears to roll uphill, but b does not, then either the "uphill" aspect is an illusion (likely) or the attractive force only radiates in one direction which would make it a new force, quite unlike magnetism or gravity.
Here is another simple test, with three points on one side of the hill:
/\a b c
If a force such as gravity is pulling a towards the top of the hill, then the effect should be measurable at predictably decreased levels at b and at c.
Change of tack: my wife studied geophysics at university, and one of the experiments they did was to use a gravitometer to measure tiny variations in the strength and direction of gravity in a given area.
By plotting their results, and eliminating "noise" (the effects of slight changes of altitude, the position of the moon, etc.) they were able to find a signal that proved the existence and defined the shape of a (previously known) subterranean area of heavy clay or rock. Gravity does not always pull directly to the centre of the planet. It was however a tiny variation, and would not explain cars appearing to roll up hill!
Answers? (drawing a long bow indeed): an excess of dark matter or dark energy, or possibly a micro black hole, or a local warping of space-time dimensions that is not obvious to human senses, but causes these effects. There are cases of hillsides with large deposits of iron causing strange effects too, like the infamous Hessdalen lights https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hessdalen_lights. Now there are also reports of places where the so-called skin between the worlds is thin and permeable called "soft spots" but these places don't seem to fit with that. I wonder if anyone has ever found the center of such an anomaly and conducted a seance there?Yet how could a hill have enough mass to produce the gravitation force needed to do this?
I said "gravitometer" but, after looking it up, I see I meant "gravimeter" : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GravimeterInteresting never heard of a galvanometer being used as to determine sub-surface changes.