posted on 03/14/2004 2:40:22 PM PST
I happened to see that on TV not long ago.
It looks pretty amazing.
But I think $2M is still a bit steep.
posted on 03/14/2004 2:42:15 PM PST
("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country." --- G. W. Bush)
To: nuconvert; Pan_Yan; Excuse_My_Bellicosity
posted on 03/14/2004 2:44:34 PM PST
by Pan_Yans Wife
(The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. --- Kahlil Gibran)
2 million? she's crazy
posted on 03/14/2004 2:45:21 PM PST
by Mr. K
Sounds like it would be the perfect place for Oregon's 1st Gay Wedding Chapel...
posted on 03/14/2004 2:48:54 PM PST
I once knew a woman with a mysterious vortex.
posted on 03/14/2004 3:10:23 PM PST
Had a place like this in the Black Hills of South Dakota--called Cosmos. A noted tourist trap from at least the 1940's. Don't think it's still in operation, but there's always Wall Drug--the ultimate tourist stop in the stste.
I'm pretty sure I was there as a kid, in summer 1966.
It was either this EXACT SAME PLACE, or another one EXACTLY like it, somewhere between Grant's Pass, Oregon, and Crescent City, California. We saw the sign, and stopped.
The place we stopped at was called: "Uncanny Canyon". We kids talked about it, for hours and hours, on our long car trip back home to Kansas.
Since then, I have seen other, very similar sites. All had one thing in common: they never did build the buildings with walls that were straight. Always, they were built at a slant. And the floors weren't level, either.
I will never forget my experience at "Uncanny Canyon".
HOWEVER, we were herded through like cattle, and not allowed to really examine the "evidence" closely, nor to go back through again, unless we paid again, for another one way guided tour, with a slick talking tour guide.
It was fascinating, though. Obviously, for me to have remembered it so well after all these years!
We took some pictures, but I am not sure where they are today.
I would have been much more convinced, if they had built the building we were herded through on the straight and level, instead of all at crazy angles.
But, it was fun to believe that something strange was going on. What we really were paying for, was for the fun and excitement of seeing something that we could not explain.
I could go on and on about it, but you know, the other places that have been built so as to closely resemble the "strange effects" at "Uncanny Canyon" have me CONVINCED that we were fooled, but I'm not sure how.
Gimme a break, I was only 12!
OH! I just checked! Gold Hill, OR, is indeed - on the road between Grant's Pass, OR, and Crescent City, CA!
So, yup indeed, it was called "Uncanny Canyon", in 1966!
But now, they have changed the name to:
"House of Mystery, at the Oregon Vortex".
A fool is born every minute.
There was one built at "Worlds of Fun", in Kansas City, Missouri, in case you don't care to travel quite so far west,,,
Also, I believe there is another in Branson, Missouri, and I am sure there are many, many more,,,
For those of you who want to visit a site such as this, but do not have the time or the money for an extended car trip, I have made a quick net search, to find one near you!
But, I may have made a mistake, and visited a DIFFERENT one in Oregon, as a kid! Like I said, gimme a break, I was only 12!
I am sure there are many, many more!
Notice how many "just happen" to be inside amusement parks!
Quite a coincidence, huh?
1. AZ / Coconino Co.
2. CA / Mendocino Co.
Confusion Hill - Gravity House
75001 N. Hwy. 101
Piercy, CA 95587
3. CA / Los Angeles Co.
Pomona, CA ?
4. CA / Orange Co.
Haunted Shack - Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
5. CA / Sonoma Co.
? Lichau Rd.
6. CA / San Bernardino Co.
Mystery Shack - Calico Ghost Town
36600 Ghost Town Rd.
Yermo, CA 92398
7. CA / Santa Cruz Co.
465 Mystery Spot Rd., off 1953 Branciforte Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
8. CANADA / New Brunswick
TCH Route 2
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada E1C 532
9. FL / Polk Co.
? N. Wales Dr.
Lake Wales, FL 33859
10. FL / Saint Johns Co.
St. Augustine, FL
11. MI / Lenawee Co.
7611 U.S. Hwy. 12
Irish Hill, MI 49265
12. MI / Mackinac Co.
150 Martin Lake Rd.
St. Ignace, MI 49781
13. MN / Crow Wing Co.
Magnetic Mine Shack - Paul Bunyan Amusement Center
1900 Fairview Rd.
Brainerd, MN 56401
14. MO / Taney Co.
Grandfather's Mansion - Silver Dollar City
1940 State Hwy. 248
Branson, MO 65616
15. NC / Watauga Co.
Route 1, Box 278
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
16. NC / Haywood Co.
Mystery Shack - Ghost Town of the Sky
Hwy. 19, Box 369
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
17. NH / Grafton Co.
Mysterious Tuttle House - Clark's Trading Post
Route 3, Box 1
North Woodstock, NH 03262
18. NJ / Bergen Co.
site name ?
Franklin Lakes, NJ 08105 ?
19. OH / Ottawa Co.
8232 Harbor Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440
#20 IS FOR SALE!!!
20. OR / Jackson Co.
Vortex - House of Mystery
4303 Sardine Creek Rd.
Gold Hill, OR 97525
I may have made a MISTAKE!!!
#21 is perhaps the following is the one I saw as a kid!!!
21. OR / Klamath Co.
Crater Lake, OR 97604
22. OR / Coos Co.
site name ?
Coquille, OR 97423
23. PA / Westmoreland Co.
Confusion Hill - Idlewild Park
Route 30, Darlington Rd.
Ligonier, PA 15658
24. SD / Pennington Co.
Cosmos of the Black Hills
3616 W. Main St.
Rapid City, SD 57702
25. SD / ? Co.
site name ?
city/state/zip code ?
26. TX / Tarrant Co.
Casa Magnetica - Six Flags Over Texas (Park)
2201 Road to Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76014
27. TN / Sevier Co.
Dudley Creek Rd. and U.S. Hwy. 441
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
28. UT / Salt Lake Co.
site name ?
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 ?
29. WI / Sauk Co.
Hwy. 12, Exit 92
Lake Delton, WI 53940
30. WY / Teton Co.
Teton Mystery (Spot)
South Hwy. 89, Box 1412
Jackson, WY 83001
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