House of Mystery ~ Oregon Vortex

May 7th ~ Gold Hill, Oregon

House of Mystery

It was time to do a little backtracking, as we left the Oregon Coast and headed back inland toward Medford. Thankfully the sun was out in full force as we once again passed by one of my favorite coastline spots at Myers Beach. 

Passing by lovely Myers Beach

Most of today was simply transitional, but we did have one surprise up our sleeves with a stop at the House of Mystery.

This short video may help explain a little more about this mysterious phenomenon:

I thought many of the “tricks” were simply optical illusions, but even when a level was placed on a platform to show that was not true, I remained mystified. In one moment I could look almost eye level with Laura, and the next instance after switching places, I would seem to tower over her.

First I stand on the left side

And when we change places I’m much taller

Michael and Laura did this same experiment at another location at the site with similar results. Again the platform was checked with a level and the bubble showed right in the middle.

Laura still appears shorter than Michael here, but…

Wow, what a difference when they changed ends

It was fun and funny to spend an hour here on a tour and experience the oddities. Golf balls and a soda bottle appeared to roll uphill. With uneven flooring we stood at odd angles.

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I still don’t know what I think about this place, so it will just have to remain a “mystery” for now.

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am thankful that I can keep an open mind and remain open to the unknown. Whatever the reality is, the stopover was a nice break from our drive and left us all scratching our heads.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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26 Responses to House of Mystery ~ Oregon Vortex

  1. Laura Urban says:

    This Mystery House is still a mystery to me too! Very interesting and fun…..

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  2. joylennick says:

    Good to do something totally different, if mind-blowing now and then?! Food for thought.

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  3. How Fun! Love to get my mind blown once in a while! ~ Lynn

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  4. Terry says:

    These places are so much fun, I remember the house they had at Knotts Berry Farm that was the same.

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  5. lulu says:

    I love your spirit of adventure.

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  6. Aunt Beulah says:

    After watching the video and seeing your photographic proof of the mysteries of the place, all I can say is, “That’s so strange!”

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  7. Widdershins says:

    Sometimes the best mysteries are the one’s you can’t unravel. 🙂

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  8. tippysmom2 says:

    That looks like a cool place for a break from driving, for sure. I have seen the mystery of a ball seemingly rolling uphill before, got an explanation, but don’t recall what it was now. Sometimes, it’s nice for things to remain a mystery….like magic. It’s no fun once you know how it is done. You’re Myers Beach photo is so pretty.

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  9. Jo says:

    I have been there! Never seen any
    place like it.

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  10. amoralegria says:

    I went to a similar place in Santa Cruz, CA called “Mystery Spot.” It had the same things you describe. The guide was funny and the place was interesting, but I don’t know – there seem to be several of these places and I’m not sure if some “trick” is used to make you think they are special. Anyway, they rake in the dough!

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  11. Oh wow are those purple lupins? 🙂

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  12. Merrill says:

    Thanks Joanne! I feel like you enlightened me. I’ve never been here, always that those kind of places were tacky tourist traps. I want to visit now and will re-blog on MeetYouInTheMorning.

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