The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film. No matter your education or profession you will find a challenge to all your accepted theories.
It is the name given to a naturally occurring physical phenomenon that can be witnessed in Gold Hill, Oregon, and it surrounding areas. For anyone unfamiliar, Oregon is a U.S. state located in the north-west corner of the country. The area has a long and storied history in the Native American culture and was often viewed as cursed land. The Oregon Vortex has been described as a spherical field of force that causes objects to defy the laws of gravity. It covers a large area and every person standing on the grounds appears to be leaning in one direction. It feels as if you are standing straight up, but your body is inclined towards the magnetic north or south.
This creates an optical illusion that drastically changing a person’s height. Someone can walk across the grounds and it looks like they are shrinking or growing.
At the Oregon vortex, objects appear to roll up hills and can balance on their sides. Many people claim that the site is paranormal in nature and sits at the intersection of ley lines, at the boundary of geomagnetic fields, and is an actual gravitational anomaly. The strange effects are most strong during a full moon and many people get ill and dizzy when visiting the vortex. Others feel that the area is simply full of optical illusions and one large gravity hill.
A gravity hill is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion that makes it seem like a very slight downhill slope is an uphill slope. This does not explain the height illusion, but people claim that the changes in height are due to the theory of forced perspective, which involves a distorted background causing an optical illusion. However, this theory has been disproved, as the height effect can be viewed from every angle in the area with many different background settings.