No, this isn’t the house that Oliver Wendall Douglas purchased after Lisa made him sell Green Acres. Can you even imagine how she would have viewed this house? Rather, this is a house at the Mystery Spot which Mike and I visit every two years and it is located in the UP of Michigan. It offers an amazingly similar menu of wall-walking, seat-balancing, body-shrinking and growing tricks.
In the early 1950’s, 3 surveyors named Clarence, Fred and McCray came from California to explore the Upper Peninsula. They stumbled across an area of land where their surveying equipment didn’t seem to work properly. For instance, no matter how many times they tried to level their tripod, through the use of a plum-bob or level, the plum-bob would always be drawn far to the east, even as the level was reading level. As they continued their research of this land, they noticed a constant feeling of being light-headed. Later, realizing their queasiness and problems with the surveying equipment only occurred in an area about 300 feet in diameter, they felt they had discovered a “Mystery Spot”.
Millions have visited they Mystery Spot and many return year after year to experience the unusual sensations that occur within its boundaries. Where else can a tall person seem smaller by comparison or climb a wall and tilt precariously into the air but not fall? Gravity tends to play a role while sitting in a chair with its back legs balanced on a beam and front legs suspended in the air. You will without a doubt remember your visit to the Mystery Spot for years to come.
They have recently added a zip line which was great fun. I am waiting for their utt Putt All-Week Course. Can you imagine the twists that course would have in this locale?