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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:06 am 
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.....Mystery Spot in the Santa Cruz Mtns. .....It's all an optical illusion.


....but a damn good one!

Sure is! As a kid I bought into the premise real easy. I'd always beg to stop there on the way to the beach & boardwalk. Those trees fascinated me! The house too. Well ya live and learn, but it sure was cool as a kid! :wink:
Wasn't there a Dinosaur roadside attraction there too? Across the freeway and west about a mile from Santa's Village. You got off at the Scotts Valley exit and took the old three lane freeway to get there. You could see the head of a brontosaurus barely sticking up from HWY.17. It was very titillating for a kid. 8)

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Yeah, the Mystery Spot is pretty cool. It's like visiting the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari:
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The secret to it is pretty simple: they never let you see the horizon, so you don't know where level is. And it's surrounded by redwood trees that you assume are growing straight up, but they're not.

So once you don't know where plumb and level are, they can really fuck with your brain... and they do.

The place is close to my heart: literally. I live about three miles from there...

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Nice area! We used to catch our own trout for dinner at The Brookside Inn. Don't know if it's still there. :D
I always thought that 3 lane highway was one dangerous idea. The idea being the middle lane was for passing, stopping and turning. It quickly turned into a whole lotta wrecks. When passing, no one would yield in either direction and to make a left was like a spin of the gun barrel. Pure luck if you made it! :roll:

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And speaking of the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari:
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If you've never seen it, here it is...

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Home honey, I'm High! :mrgreen: :smurf: :smoke:

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