The mysterious Scots road where cars appear to roll uphill loved by US President

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Electric Brae, located in South Ayrshire, is a stretch of road where vehicles are apparently drawn uphill by a mysterious force — and it definitely needs to be seen to be believed.

From the ancient stone monument found in the middle of a housing estate to a "truly mesmerising" amethyst cave, no matter where in the country you are you aren't likely to be too far from an amazing oddity. One of the strangest has to be Electric Brae.

For a long time, Scots had no idea what was causing this strange phenomenon. Some believed it had to do with electromagnetic forces, hence the name Electric Brae.View gallery In reality, though, it is just a trick of the eye. Electric Brae is actually a gravity hill, which is a term that refers to a place where the lay of the land creates an optical illusion.

The phenomenon is so convincing that is has brought fans far and wide to see it for themselves over the years. One of these was none other than then-future President of the United States Dwight D Eisenhower back in the 1940s, while he was stationed at the nearby base of Culzean Castle during the Second World War.

This week's top Scotland Now stories One wrote: "Tried it a few times, heard it was an optical illusion but it seemed real enough. Kids loved it.""An integral part of my childhood," a third reflected, while another added: "Loved this as a kid, it was magic!".

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