As owners of one of West Virginia’s most mystifying locales, the Morrisons deal daily with one of the few spots on earth where Newton’s laws of Physics hold no power. Water flows backward, round objects roll uphill, and things float in the air that shouldn’t. Visitors frequently describe bizarre sensations...tingling, anxiety, vertigo, and perhaps humanity’s most misunderstood emotion, the heebie-jeebies.
Seekers of Wonderful West Virginia Weirdness would be hard pressed to find a better example. The Morrisons will happily provide visitors with a guided tour that will never be forgotten. No cameras are allowed in the Mystery Hole, presumably because the gravitational vortex interferes with man-made technology. The pull of these mysterious forces is so strong that many years ago, a group of hippies traveling to New River Gorge to (ahem)...”enjoy nature”, were so overwhelmed that they crashed their Volkswagon Beetle directly into the Quonset hut. Stunned but unhurt, the young people took the tour then declared that Mystery Hole was “The best head trip ever.” They left the car as a testimony to “Cosmic Kismet” and were last seen wandering blissfully into the woods.
As a connoisseur of quirky, this writer encourages the adventurous to travel to Fayette County. Bypass the “World’s Largest Ball of Tin Foil”. Ignore “Two-Headed Turtle”. Partake instead of a plethora of playfulness and visit Mystery Hole.
- Ode to The Mystery Hole (Youtube Song)
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