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Nature’s Delusion!!!

Nature's Illusion!!!

This photograph was taken enroute to Leh, Ladakh, India. This place is called ‘The Magnetic Hill’. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway at an altitude of 11,000 ft. This place is really interesting especially for science lovers. Basically, the hills in and around this area are understood to have magnetic properties because of which the passing vehicles experience the magnetic pull. So, we did exactly as the hoarding in the picture says, stopped our car and it slowly moved backwards due to magnetic force. Somebody even told that the magnetic pull is actually so strong that even aircrafts passing over this area have to fly on increased altitude to avoid the effect. Now the twist is, I was really fascinated by this whole phenomenon so I googled it and found that actually there is no magnetic effect at this place but optical illusion (a phenomenon when the visually perceived images differ from the objective reality.) But I am pretty sure I saw the car moving backwards!!