The Oregon Vortex

It is a whirlpool of energy, causing unusual phenomena, which has attracted people from around the world!

The Oregon Vortex

For those of you X-files fans, you already know about the Oregon Vortex. It’s where people grow and shrink, water runs uphill and brooms stand on their own. Take a glimpse into a world where the unbelievable is common and the laws of nature are not what you think.

The Oregon Vortex claims to be a spherical field of force that is half above and half below the ground. It is a whirlpool of energy, causing unusual phenomena, which has attracted people from around the world to experience this anomaly for themselves for nearly 100 years.

When visiting there are many interesting effects you can find. For starters, there is a plank of wood that people can stand on, but when they change positions they are different heights. Inside of the “House of Mystery” guests will notice uneven flooring, but surprisingly when a round object is placed on the floor it will roll uphill. There is also a “Copper Pipe and Magnet Demonstration” where a magnet is dropped down a copper pipe and it will not drop instantly, it actually falls slowly.

The House of Mystery was built back in 1904 as tool storage for the Old Grey Eagle Mining Company, but the area’s history dates back to the time of Native Americans, where it was referred to as the “Forbidden Ground” because horses would not walk through.

In 1920 John Litster, a geologist, mining engineer and physicist, developed the area and opened it to the public in 1930. During his time at the Vortex he conducted thousands of experiments taking thorough notes throughout, which is now available at the gift shop!

A visit to the Vortex will be worth every minute and is guaranteed to question your theories and pique your interest.

Approximately an hour South of Seven Feathers, this is an attraction you will not want to miss. For more information on the Oregon Vortex, please visit: http://www.oregonvortex.com/

Photo Credit: James Wellington from Cottage Grove, United States

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