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Gap Road

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

During the Tulsa Race Riots, many African Americans were hanged here. It is said that if one takes his car to this road and put its in neutral, it will climb the hill. It is said that the people hanged during the riots are the force pushing the car.

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Julie Green says:

January 29, 2006, 5:56 pm

I grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Yes strange things happen on Gap Road. Its a popular make out road for teenagers. But the kids parking on Gap Road get really worried about staying to long. I had not heard about the Tulsa Race Riot blacks being brought their. Try Collinsville, Oklahoma.

I’m at this sight researching for a movie.

Red Cypert says:

February 21, 2006, 12:23 pm

My girlfriend was born and raised in Bartlesville, and she can tell u why the smart kids don’t stay long on Gap Road. She doesn’t talk about it much, but I managed to get some of the story out of her before she freaked out. It was something about a disfigured humanoid “thing” with burning red eyes that comes racing out of the woods toward you. Maybe I shouldn’t have pushed her for the story cause now she says she has horrifying dreams and she kicks me in her sleep. So careful what u dig for, u might get kicked.

ian phillips says:

February 26, 2006, 12:55 pm

i think this story is getting confused with the midget mountain tale in san antonio where a bus load of kids were killed trying to cross the tracks and now if you park your vehicle on the tracks and put powder on your bumper then put the vrhicle in nuetral it will suddenly move forward up a hill and stop once it has passed the dangerous part of the track. and if you look at your bumper you will see child size finger prints on the bumper. i know this because i use to live in san antonio and have done this neat little trick and i have seen the prints on my i suggest you should do better research before prinying or making assumptions.

shaniqua says:

March 26, 2006, 12:05 am

yeah I hate black people

Jamie says:

March 31, 2006, 4:52 am

I lived in Bartlesville for awhile and lived in the area my whole life. Mom still lives over there so we are always over there. The road is way cool. I have heard of the hangings before as well. I’ve never heard of any glowing eye stories. HA! That is silly. But your car will go up the hill! You sit at the bottom of the hill, put the car in neutral and sit for maybe 1 second and it starts to roll, and a very steady roll, at that! =) It’s fun. I took some digi photos last time we were all there (mom, family and friend piled into the car) as the car was rolling. I had gotten out of the car and snapped the event. I captured orbs around the car…and as you know, orbs are ghosts. ;)

Mark says:

April 8, 2006, 11:17 am

Just returned from Bartlesville and this phenomena is intriguing.

The car will roll BOTH ways across the bridge, but only when facing forwards !!!

The common mistake and as directed in hauntings guides, is to start the car at the down facing turnaround at the ‘Y’ in the road, thus giving somewhat of a ‘run up’ across the rail tracks. But the effects are best when the car is put in neutral between the rail tracks and the bridge, on apparently upward facing road.
The car will move off and clear the bridge, continuing to roll some way, sedately.
Turn the car round and approach the rise of the bridge, stopping a few metres before it. Again the car will roll over it. This is the opposite way of course.
Placing the car backwards results in no movement!

We tried pouring coke on the rail track side and this ran expected from the look of the road !

Bartleville appears to be more than an optical illusion..magetic ground properties? or something else besides?

Lindsey says:

April 8, 2006, 2:58 pm

I currently am a high school student in Bartlesville and I think I know what hill your talking about. We call it Gravity Hill (if it’s the right one). Ian stated that you got it confused with a moutain in San Antonio. The thing is, it’s a ghost story so every state probably has their own version of it. I have been to the hill and considering I dont believe in ghosts, I still found it way creepy whent the car started to roll. Like most people who have posted, I have also never heard that hangings took place there, I heard it was a school bus full of kids who got hit by a train (sound familiar:). I have lived in Bartlesville for the past 15 years and think it is funny how ghost stories have diffrent explantions of the phenomenon that occurs at the bridge. If you are very interested in Ghost Stories you should find out about crybabybridge, the lavity (spelling?) house and cat man bridge.

angie says:

April 10, 2006, 6:52 pm

do any of you know the exact location of where the car is suposed to be before it starts moveing . like what are the cross streets the actual name and place .

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sam says:

April 29, 2006, 2:15 am

Their is also a hill in Springer, Oklahoma that is called haunted hill or gravity hill. It’s the same thing, you put your car in neutral in this one spot and it starts rolling backward up a hill. It moves at a fairly fast speed. We put a coke can in the same spot and it started rolling up the hill as well. The story behind this spot had something to do with a lady whose daughter died there and now she pushes you car away. I guess she doesn’t like coke either.

drew says:

May 28, 2006, 5:31 am

i live in claremore ok and crybaby bridge is a few miles away. story goes a baby was thrown off the bridge and killed. its on old hwy 88 between oologah and claremore. there is a new bridge there now but the old bridge still stands (10 feet away) bc it is a “historical landmark”. i went lookin for “gravity hill” tonight and couldnt find it. i was told it was on some road but never found the road. i did see “gap road” but that was before i read this, ill have to try that road!

Destiny says:

June 7, 2006, 8:55 pm

There are about 500 of these hills all over the country. They are often refered to as “gravity hills.” It has something to do with the gravity and rotation of the earth. Red Cypret, what you girlfriend is talking about is known as a Chupakabra. No one knows what they really are, but they are some kind of evil creature. I don’t know if they can harm you though. Shanique, this web site is not to post your opinions on different races of people. It is to post information and opinions on they ideas mentionedin the story.

Carmen says:

June 8, 2006, 9:48 am

There is a “gravity hill” in Bledsoe County. Tennessee and also another one in Lake Wales, Florida. Destiny is right though,there not haunted.It’s got todo with gravity and the rotation of earth on its axis.

MsAbigail says:

July 9, 2006, 11:39 pm

Hi, we just came back from a visit to Springer, OK. visiting relatives that only live a mile from what they call “Ghost Hill”. We didn’t really believe it at first, but seen first hand that this is actually for “Real”. We put our car in neutral and it started moving immediatly, going backwards uphill at 25 miles an hour. I can say, we are true believer’s of whatever this is, as we seen it for ourselve’s. I’m real curious about what happened there, and would like more info. if anyone knows the story? My Husband and brother-in-law put cinnamon on the car, since we have a white SUV we needed something that would show up. And sure enough there were 2-different hand prints as plain as day on my vehicle….which absolutely blew us away. I took photo’s of them, and my husband took photo’s of the car to see if there was anything that might show up on film. But for sure these hand prints were not ours, one very long fingered print on the front side, and one small child’s print on the driver’s side of the car. Anyone else interested or knows more about this, I would be happy to visit with you about this! My curiosity is going wild! lol

Timmy says:

July 13, 2006, 12:30 pm

the gap band is from tulsa. discuss.

kirsten says:

July 15, 2006, 8:24 pm

if so many of u ppl havent heard of these places id say this website was a fake…isnt it funny how so many of these stories sound alike???

kirsten says:

July 15, 2006, 8:24 pm

almost exactly alike?

heather says:

July 17, 2006, 1:51 am

Alright Timmy, this isn’t coffee talk.

mischiff says:

August 2, 2006, 4:42 pm

We went to Gap road a few weeks ago and nothing happened. I was very disappointed. We waited several hours to see if anything happened and nothing did.

Joe Finkleness says:

August 21, 2006, 9:46 pm

I have been here. Also mothing happened for me. We drove all the way from Florida just for this and then nothing even happened

Go Gators

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