Imagine a place in Machakos county, Kenya, where the laws of gravity seem to take a day off. That magical spot is called Kituluni Hill, or Kyamwilu Hill, and it has captured the curiosity of people from near and far.
A long time ago, before Kenya gained its independence, a European settler parked his car atop Kyamwilu Hill. Thirsty, he ventured down to a nearby spring for water.
To his astonishment, when he returned, his car wasn’t where he left it, it was rolling backward up the hill, even though he had left it in neutral. Intrigued, he called the locals to witness this peculiar event, and they were captivated.
The mystery of Kituluni Hill continues to baffle minds. Scientists, however, suggest that the gravity-defying spectacle is a result of an optical illusion created by the area’s landscape. This illusion makes a slight downhill slope appear like an upward slope, playing tricks on our perception.
Some call Kyamwilu Hill the world’s eighth wonder. It’s a place where if you toss something, it seems to hang in the air rather than falling back to the ground, as if gravity decided to take a break.