July 14, 2012

Oregon Vortex

  After living in Southern Oregon my entire life, I finally decided to get the family to the "House of Mystery".

  This area was known by the local Indian Tribes as "forbidden".  Their horses refused to go into this forest.  Actually, there are NO animals in this forest, just lots of bugs, with nothing to eat them.  This is strange as Southern Oregon is filled with deer, squirrels, and singing birds.  Here...... Nothing.....

  They have certain points on the ground where, if you relax and stand still, you will start oscillating, due to the magnetic pull.  You try to fight it, but cant.  You walk along a level board, and are taller on one end than you are on the other.  Mind you, it is level.  If you use a tape measure, you are the same height, but not so when you take a picture and measure it with a ruler later.  Weird.

Is Arthur taller on the left, or the right?  Not just Arthur, look at the difference in size with the kids right next to eachother! 
( I stayed in the same spot for both pictures....)

   The magnetic pull allows for a broom to stand alone in the middle of a room.  You look around and find you, and everyone else are leaning, or are they standing straight?  Balls and jars roll up hill, or so it seems.

   There is definitely something weird. When you get closer to the house, which is built right in the middle of the vortex, you find it harder to stand up.  It feels like you want to topple over, but you are on level ground.  Or so you think.  It looks level, but its like you are standing sideways on a hill and want to fall.  Also, your head feels light and slightly dizzy.

   Yes, this was an interesting experience.  It was very cool and defies all normality.  It messes with your brain a bit and makes you really think about which way is up and which way is down.  Nothing seems to be what it seems.....

   If you have never checked this out I would recommend it!  It is a fun, new experience worth doing at least once!  The boys really enjoyed some of the demonstrations they gave as well!

   Have you ever been to the Vortex?  What did you think?


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