This Vortex In Oregon Will Make You Question Everything

There’s a place in Southern Oregon that defies laws of physics, gravity, and perspective, distorting the way we experience reality. This place is called the Oregon Vortex and the House of Mystery. After opening to the public in the 1930s, the Vortex has gotten attention from media companies throughout the world, including the History Channel, The New York Times, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and more. And for good reason.

When you enter the Oregon Vortex, things begin to change. First of all, there’s nowhere within the vortex where you can stand fully upright. As if pulled by a magnetic force, your body leans slightly north. And then you may start to notice the people around you subtly changing sizes. According to the Oregon Vortex’s website: “Nowhere in the circle do you normally stand erect. Inevitably the visitor assumes a posture that inclines toward magnetic north….As another person, on a level platform, recedes from you towards magnetic south, they appear taller. When they approach you, coming towards magnetic north, they become shorter. This is contrary to the laws of perspective, as we know it, and must be seen to be believed.”

It absolutely must.

The strangeness of the area has been recognized for many years. Past generations of Native Americans were known to avoid the area, and their horses refused to go there. “The Native Americans called the area the Forbidden Ground, a place to be shunned. Many years before The House of Mystery was built it was noted that unusual conditions existed there.” (

The House of Mystery seems to be at the center of the weirdness. In this old, slanted house, balls roll uphill and brooms stand on their own… this place is an absolute wonder.

What do you think makes this place so special? Have you ever visited? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!