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Electric Brae - A Phenomenon

Updated on December 8, 2012

What is it all about?

Until recently I had never heard about Electric Brae. I was actually reading a camping magazine which contained the story about this strange phenomenon.

It is better known as Croy Brae locally it lies near Ayr between Drumshrang and Knoweside.

This quarter mile stretch of road appears to be running uphill when really it is the lie of the land beside the road which causes an optical illusion. It is only when you sit in your car and let the hand brake off in neutral that your car begins rolling uphill, as though it seems.

Many years ago when electricity was in it's infancy locals believed that this was the reason for the phenomenon - a magnetic field causing the vehicles to roll uphill being pulled by gravity.

So when planning your next trip to Scotland, as well as the distillery visits take some time out to visit this enchanting site. I know I will.


Electric Brae

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Car rolls uphill

Ayrshire, Scotland

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  • damselfly21 profile image

    damselfly21 

    6 years ago

    this floating world is just an illusion

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    Steve Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thank you always exp for reading and enjoying. I hope you get there someday.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    6 years ago from Southern Illinois

    I have always wanted to visit Scotland. Thank you for an interesting article....

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    I hope you get there homesteadbound. Yes it is weird how our eyes see one thing when it is something completely different. Thanks for the comment.

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    Steve Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    I don't think you would like to meet Nessie on a dark night GRL. Thanks for the comment.

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    Cindy Murdoch 

    6 years ago from Texas

    This is quite interesting. It's amazing how sight can convince us of something that really isn't true. Someday it would be nice to visit Scotland.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Now for that alone I would love to visit Scotland but there are many other things I love about Scotland including Ms. Loch Ness. Now if I could meet her that would be something.

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    Steve Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks Charles for the vote and the comment.

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    Charles Hilton 

    6 years ago

    Peculiar and intriguing. I would love to visit Scotland someday and I would add this to the itinerary. Thanks for posting it. Voted up, interesting and useful.

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