Open to the public since 1930, The Oregon Vortex in Gold Hill, Oregon is a Mystery Spot.
What’s a Mystery Spot?
Well, in this case, it’s a place where tennis balls roll uphill and brooms stand on end. A place where nature and physics don’t behave normally.
No one knows.
(cue scary music)
Optical illusions? Government conspiracy? High velocity soft electrons? Igmmeous rock?
According the Oregon Vortex website, Native Americans’ horses would not enter this area and called it the Forbidden Ground. The House of Mystery itself was originally a gold assay house built by a mining company in 1904 that slid off its foundation at an angle and has remained that way ever since.
John Litster, a geologist, mining engineer, and physicist, developed the area in the early 1920′s and opened it to the public in 1930. He conducted thousands of experiments within the Vortex until his death in 1959.
So, real mystery or illusion, I don’t know, you be the judge.
Still cameras are allowed, but not video cameras.
It’s open seven days a week from March 1st through October 31st.