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The Oregon Vortex House of Mystery was built originally in 1904 as an assay office and was later converted for tool storage by the Old Grey Eagle Mining Company. Prior to the occupancy, the area was known as the ?Forbidden Ground? by Native Americans because the horses hesitate to enter the affected area. Years later, a geologist by the name of John Litster, renovated the area and opened its doors to the public in 1930. He conducted scientific experiments and analysis of the disturbance until his death in 1959. The building currently sits at the Gold Hill area, Oregon.

There is one aspect of the Oregon Vortex House of Mystery that is very unique are its media collections. These resources ? videos, newspaper archives, and photographs ? are made available and accessible to anyone who is interested to learn more about the place. The most popular documented video feature of the Oregon Vertex is the ?Southern Oregon Travelogue.? This place is also featured in other travel documentaries, such as the ?Supernatural Destinations,? ?Top Ten Places of Mystery? and ?Strange Science, Weird Places.? Aside from that, the Oregon Vertex was mentioned on the X-Files episode ?Rush? and was included in the X-Files Magazine, summer 2001 issue.

For those who are ready to visit the Oregon Vortex, they should follow a few simple rules. Visitors bringing still cameras inside are acceptable except for those which video recording and audio recorders to avoid any copyright issues. Pets are not permitted inside the touring area unless a disabled person must be assisted by a fully-trained service animal.

A souvenir shop is also open during the season for those who want to buy any goodies, antique displays and apparels. For guided tours, reservations must be made two weeks in advance by contacting the office through phone and emails. Tour discounts are available especially for groups with 1 people or more. For normal visits inside the Oregon Vortex House of Mystery, the operation is from everyday with scheduled hours.
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