Nature March 26, 2016
Everyone In New York Should Experience This Bizarre Natural Phenomenon
Not too long ago at Only In New York we spoke of one of our state’s most strange phenomena, our
gravity hills. Most likely to no one’s surprise, the list of unexplained and peculiar phenomena hiding away in our state doesn’t just end there. Right in the heart of one of our most popular getaways, lies a bizarre natural phenomenon that you’ll absolutely want to test out for yourself. Let’s discuss everything we know about Lake George’s Mystery Spot…
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Just a stone's throw away from Lake George's Visitor Center, on the corner of Canada Street & Beach Road, you'll find a circular area laid out like a compass.
If you're at all familiar with the village of Lake George then you should know exactly where this landmark is. For those who have never been to this area, then let us reassure you that this bizarre phenomenon is one of the easiest things to find - it's truly in the heart of Lake George.
Step One: All you need to do is stand over the "X" you see pictured below, which lies directly in the middle of the circular plaza.
One thing we need to stress is that you must be standing directly in this spot, even moving just a footstep out of place will make it so this unexplained phenomenon doesn't occur! While this may sound too particular to be true, I myself have personally witnessed the vortex that is the Lake George Mystery Spot and it is quite real. All you'll need to do is stand in place and start putting those incredible New York vocal cords to work!
Once you're standing in the spot and begin to talk or shout, you'll immediately hear your voice echo and it'll sound as though you're inside some sort of cone!
To experience this fascinating incident at its fullest effect, it's best to stand facing towards the lake and the small stone wall. To those standing in the surrounding area, you may look like the next best candidate to join the local looney bin. One of the tricks of this Upstate mystery spot is that only the person standing in middle of the circle can hear their voice echo, generally working best with only one person at a time.
So why exactly is it that your voice seems to enter another dimension when you're standing in this spot?
Speculations as to what makes this small area of New York break all rules of acoustics and physics have varied over the years. Some claim it has to do with the the lake and mountains, others say it's simply your voice bouncing off the small stone wall. But, the most interesting tale of all involves a legend that an ancient god would speak his wisdom in this spot and to this day, his voice is left echoing around the lake.
Watch this intriguing video of two people experiencing Lake George’s Mystery Spot for themselves:
Click here to watch another short clip.
Did you realize that this bizarre natural phenomenon was right here in Lake George? Share with us if you’ve ever had the chance to experience this mystery spot firsthand!