Montana September 27, 2019
The Montana Vortex Phenomenon Is Too Weird For Words
There are certain things in life that can’t be entirely explained by science, and although it is a blast to experience and not at all scary (unlike some unknown mysteries), the Montana Vortex is definitely one of them. If you’ve never heard of this eccentric attraction near Glacier National Park, we’ll give you a few good reasons to check it out.
The Montana Vortex & House of Mystery is located on the outskirts of Columbia Falls, so it's a perfect pit stop on the way to and from Glacier National Park.
The vortex is, by definition, a gravitational anomaly that bends the rules of gravity and human perspective. As soon as you approach this space, you'll start to feel the pull.
The best way to see the vortex in action is to step inside the House of Mystery, a crooked shack that sits right in the center of the most dynamic vortex.
While Native Americans in the region were first to discover the vortex, the 1970 addition of the House of Mystery made it more accessible.
Believe it or not, there are actually three vortexes here that are tangled up with each other, making the area more dynamic than any of the others in the country.
It's pretty amazing to experience it for yourself, but be warned: some people report feeling a bit nauseated, almost car sick, from the energy.
So what happens, exactly?
First, check out The Platform, a level cement area that sits on one of the demarcation lines of the vortex. When you stand on one end, you'll appear to shrink up to six inches.
The best way to do this is to stand on one end and have someone else stand on the other, then switch places.
Commission a third person to take you photo so you'll have evidence.
It's pretty fantastic to be inside the House of Mystery as well.
The slanted walls accentuate the power of the vortex, and they make for some pretty interesting photos. The Hexagon is another unique area, which was discovered in 2005. The growth pattern of the trees are said to have created a hexagon of small energy nodes, which were marked with stones. Get a group to move from stone to stone and you'll watch them shrink and grow.
At best, this is an unexplained phenomenon... but if nothing else, it's a lot of fun for the whole family.
The portal is open seasonally, so it's best to work it into a spring or summer trip to Glacier.
Have you ever checked out the
Montana Vortex? Come see why it’s considered to be one of the weirdest places in the state to go.
Address: 7800 US-2, Columbia Falls, MT 59912, USA