Just when you think you’ve figured out how things work, you stumble onto a place like the House of Mystery. It is claimed it is a unique “vortex,” and that no one standing there stands up straight. They say that all who visit seem to subconsciously incline their postures toward magnetic north, that perspectives are thrown off, and that everything people see seems unbelievable. Seeing really isn’t believing at this remarkable location.
The House of Mystery is more than 100 years old and was once used as an assay office where precious metals were evaluated. The story of the Oregon Vortex goes back even further: Native Americans apparently first noticed the inexplicable happenings and named the area “Forbidden Ground.” It was not until relatively recently that scientists have observed and recorded data attempting to explain the astounding anomalies that people see and experience while visiting this mysterious place. Be amazed as things appear to tilt, teeter, grow, and change right before your eyes, throwing off your ability to separate the real from the surreal. Are these merely incredibly bizarre optical illusions — or something much more mysterious?