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The Mystery of Magnetic Hill

Updated on February 11, 2010

I like something mysterious. We can find something strange around the world. Now I'll write about another mysterious place. This is kind of natural phenomenon. I am talking about the magnets. IN other side I teach about science lesson yesterday to my student. They really intend to hear what I was saying in the class. Magnets can attract objects made by metal. like iron and steel. As we know magnets divided become two parts. There are natural magnets and artificial magnets. This hub tell about the natural phenomenon related with magnet. Why this hub chose travel and place category. Because there is a place contain "huge magnet" and this place is natural phenomenon, also as a wonderful place for traveling.

This place is kind of hill or mountain. This place located in Medina, the city in Arab Saudi (middle east country). Medina city also known as the holy city for Muslim people. The city of Medina is surrounded by mountains. One of the interesting mountain is magnetic hill. Arabs people call it "jabal". Magnetic hill is located about 30 km from the City of Medina to the city of Tabuk. Approximately 4 km in this mountain region was believed had a magnetic power. The car will run with a high speed when the car into zero gear position. This is really weird and strange. Many people proof this phenomenon.

This place was taken approximately 30 minutes from the center of Medina city. The road to this area is quite beautiful. The right and left surrounded by rocky mountains. There are also trees that make the desert a little green.This mountain become recreational place for families in Arab Saudi. The left and right along this road filled with a lot of tents for rent. There are also a number of public toilets.

The street from Medina to this hill quite big. The scenery on both sides of the road is very beautiful and amazing. There are also sheep farming area, camels and palm garden. This hill become famous tourism place for tourist to watch the mysterious phenomenon. For local tourist or foreign tourist.

The witnesses said....

Because the road along 4 km in this hill is believed have a push power. The car will run faster with high speed  keep away the magnetic hill, although with zero gear position. There is a witnesses, he is a taxi driver. He drove his car for 6 years. He confess that the condition of the road that leads away from the city of Medina slightly uphill. Therefore, the influence of magnets on the vehicle was not felt. Just very hard pulled the vehicle. He had to move in first gear position. And the speed of the car  around 15 up to 30 km per hour.  While in this position is still strong in second gear. Driver believed that this is the influence of the magnet holding the car's movement.

The opposite direction when the car turned into the Medina, although the gear in neutral position. The speed of taxi car faster than before. Even just 3 km the speed of taxi shows the number of 120 km per hour.

Please watch this video

When we go to Middle East for traveling. Don't forget to visit this place. I hope we can feel the magnetic effect along the trip to Medina. Have you ever heard about this phenomenon before? I hope you enjoy reading this hub and enjoy the video. Thanks

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, rameez for coming and share your experience in visiting magnetic hill. I believe that you enjoy the mysterious trip like this one. God bless you!

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      Rameez 5 years ago

      Yes Its True , I live in Saudi Arabia and Once i went there, We make our Car in Zero Gear and the Car was Moving and then It was Runing Faster and Faster and It Goes Upto 100km in Zero gear.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Pradeep Thayyil. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

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      Pradeep Thayyil 5 years ago

      I had heard from my friends , at that time i had confusion while go through this i am convinced.

      Thanks.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Javed Ahmad. Thanks for coming and share more information about gravity hills. The world so mysterious and I believe that there are other miracles on the earth. Wassalam.

      Prasetio

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      javed ahmad 5 years ago

      The place is called "Wadi al Jinn (Valley of Jinns) in Madinah"...more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gravity_hills

      Locals believe that the Jinns still live in that area and pushes the cars up and down hill. Scientifically, it the natural magnetic push and pull that makes the phenomenon happen. There are many more similar places like that on Earth.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Tarik for coming and your compliment to God. I believe that Magnetic Hill is one of the Miracle of God on the Earth. Wassalam!

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      Tarik inbu zeeyad 6 years ago

      Subhanallah .. This is a true testament to the power of Allah SWT!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much, Muhammad Rafi for coming and share your experience in visiting this place. Wassalam!

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      Muhammad Rafi 6 years ago

      I personally visited that place and got amazed...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, irshad. Thanks for coming and share this valuable information about another phenomenon in Saudi Arabia. Wassalam....

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      irshad 6 years ago

      there is an other mystery near tabuk al olla area saudia where water runs on straight on uphill and it flows like snake moves on earth just expereince it put one jug of water on road and see how water flowing upward on hill.even u stop the water not to go up u can not do because there is same magnetic field which attract the water to upward to special direction.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Mohammed and Joseph for coming to this hub. This was naturally happened in this earth. We just grateful this this gift. I know there are several place like this place. Cheers...

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      Joseph 6 years ago

      There is a place in india- ladakh which has the same properties. Now science has solved the mystery. It is actually not uphill. it is downhill. the position of the plants and the surroundin mountains makes you think that it is uphill. Scientists didi the same experiemnt in ladakh. The cars when put in neutral, seemed to go uphill all be itself. Scientists kep several big rubber balls on the road, and they also wentuphill!!!!well rubber and magnetism do not go hand in hand...

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      Mohammed Yacoob 6 years ago

      Yes its true, i was been in Saudi Arabia for past 6years. When I went to Madinah, we move on to find that place along with my family, but unfortunately I wouldn't, as it was getting darker we return. But it is the FACT. ALLAHU AKBAR.

      Thanks

      Yacoob

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Asssalamu'alaikum, Hajara. Thanks for share your experience drove your car in the magnetic hill. I am glad to heard from you as the witness of the miracle of this place. God control everything and this is one of his creation. Have a good day! ~prasetio

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      hajara 6 years ago

      salam,

      i ve retuned from there.....its really true and i drove the car myself

      the reached 120 km in no time.but i found it hard to use the break wen the engine was off.its a miracle and also an evidence tht Allah can make the vehicle even without fuel wen time comes.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, Peggy. I am glad you want to visit this hub and I hope you enjoy all information about this place. Personally, I want to see this place in person. My neighbors have seen this place last month and they told me a lot about this place. This is really weird when the car running it self without engine help at all. Have a great day! Cheers...

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for introducing this amazing place to those of us (like me) who were unfamiliar with it. Also interesting to read the comments about other places. You always find such interesting things to write about Prasetio! Up and useful. Thanks!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Reza for share your experience by visiting this place. You are as the witness of the miracle of this place. Of course, we should to visit this place in person.

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      Reza 7 years ago

      I was there yesterday [October 22, 2010], unbelievable, I tried keeping my car engine off and I think the speed and distance is much more than mentioned here. Indeed a must visit place!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, omcj1234 for coming to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information. ~prasetio

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      omcj1234 7 years ago

      Spooky? Wow, sounds cool.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, sajjad for coming to this hub. I hope this could increase our spirituality side...amen

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      Sajjad 7 years ago

      Thanks ALLAH..........ALLAH can do anything..this is a very micro example of ALLAH........

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Glad to read your comment, ashraf. I think that was a wonderful moment when we take a part in this mystery. Like your parent did. Thank you very much!

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      ashraf 7 years ago

      This is very true! My parents just came back from there and they got a video footage of the 'magnetic pull'. And guess what, they were in a bus load of people! The bus started from a standstill and it slowly accelerated up to 100km/h at neutral gear! Amazing!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Mr.Denny for coming to this hub. I also want to go there.

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      Denny Saloon 7 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

      wonderful... i want to go there !

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks GPAGE for you kindness become my fans and this hub become your favorite. I always try to give the best information for us. God bless you!

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      Interesting! These are my fave hubs of yours. I mentioned you in my latest hub. Best, GPAGE

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Katrina for dropping by. I am glad you liked this hub and thanks for the information about similar phenomenon in Hawaii. I'll find the information more about that.

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      Katrina Ariel 7 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      This is a great hub - I love learning about the mysteries of the earth. I think Hawaii may have something similar to this too.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Habee for your comment. I think that place is very interesting.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      When I was a kid, we went to one of these in North Carolina. Interesting hub!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome sandy and thanks for supporting this hub. I hope you enjoy the story above. Thanks

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Another interesting Hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Mr.Roychoudhury for your kindness give some comment to this hub. I am glad you liked this hub. I must give the best to my student. This is my responsible and the capacity of my duty as a teacher.

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Really it is a fascinating article. Mystery of science has merged with the mystery of God. I offer my congratulation to you for your greatness of understanding and acting as a great teacher. Thanks.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Sorry I had trouble in my internet connection. Thanks for everyone who give your time to visit this hub and make a comment. I get a lot of feedback from all of you. Like special places in Sedona Arizona and several places in NC including Gravity Hill Near Gold Hill. I am very glad and appreciate all the comment. God will repay all your goodness. Thanks again.....

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Prasetio - It is good to see that your rating has gone up a whole lot. This was an interesting article. Gus :-)))

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Job well done! I never heard of this place. Mysterious places are always cool to write about, keep them coming...

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Mi amigo Prasetio...

      You always have such interesting hubs!

      I really liked this one. Very strange indeed, a magnetic hill!

      Thanks for sharing, my friend!

      Warm regards and blessings,

      Al

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Excellent hub informative and fun. Enjoyed this.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      There are several places in NC including Gravity Hill Near Gold Hill. I've been there and the road will appear to be "up-hill", an ascent, yet you can coast. I've been there in auto and by bicycle. Thanks for a great hub.

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      Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

      Thanks for this hub, I hadn't heard of it before reading. Sounds like it would be fun to experience though.

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Yes, Florida has a place like that, too... bizarre, huh? Great post.

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      There are also special places in Sedona Arizon, it is the secret burial grounds of the Native Americans. Very interested hub and I enjoyed the read.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for your coming my friends, I am glad to know your appreciation to this hub.

      Thanks Pete for the information. This phenomenon occur for a long time ago.

      I'll go directly to hat website. Wow...it was amazing. I can't say anything. Thanks god for your great creations. We have to grateful for that.

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Interesting Hub and one worth the read for certain...

      Blessings

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      Angela Blair 7 years ago from Central Texas

      I was totally unaware of this phenomenon -- thanks for sharing it in this great Hub. Best, Sis

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      This is a very interesting hub.

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      Ten Blogger 7 years ago

      There is something similar in California.. it's called mystery spot.. You actually cannot stand straight in the mountain and you feel very strong magentic force here.. visit www.mysteryspot.com for more info.. Interesting.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Fascinating and interesting. Thank you showing it .

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      Pete Maida 7 years ago

      I think I heard of this one before. I was in that part of the world in 1995.