My family and I just got home from the trip of a lifetime. We got to explore several states and in the process, we got to experience some interesting stops.
One such stop, was the Montana Vortex.
Also known as the “House of Mystery, ” it’s a tourist attraction about 25 miles before entering the west entrance of Glacier National Park.
I wanted to share how I felt about this place because we stopped and it made an impact on me. Not necessarily a positive impact.
“A vortex is believed to be a special spot on the earth where energy is either entering into the earth or projecting out of the earth’s plane.”
I’m a big believer in energy and the positive effects it can have on people and their healing, so this place had a lot of potential to me (still does!). I was excited to explore the site and feel the energy. I studied Reiki in a previous life (before kids), so energy healing is very close to me. Which may be the source of my disappointment for this place. I’ll do my best to explain.
You walk out of the gift shop to a back yard of sorts. There were different sections and set ups demonstrating the power of the energy that was present.
Unfortunately, the tour was very long, and extremely thorough (as in WAY TOO LONG). I don’t fault the tour guide though, bless him, he raced through as fast as he could! But, I would have been much happier paying $15 to get in and explore on my own.
I did not like the “House of Mystery” one bit. It was built on part of the Vortex where the energy is strongest. But the house was built sideways to increase the appeal (?). I guess, anyway. You walk into the building and you don’t know if you’re disoriented because of a powerful energy force from the earth, or if it’s because you’re walking in a crooked shack. They have a bunch of optical illusions, and I’m sure some of them were caused by the energy, but again, it was hard to tell if it was the energy, or the crooked building.
I understand not everyone is “in tune” with feeling energy like that, so perhaps that’s why they built the house the way they did. They felt they needed to exaggerate it to the point where no one can deny feeling “different” or “weird.” I feel sad that this place can’t just be what it is, so we can experience it and appreciate some of the things we may not fully understand.
The Montana Vortex could be really cool. I just wish it didn’t feel like such a tourist trap.
Notice how crowded the house was during our tour. There wasn’t much room to move anywhere. The vortex is large enough that with that many people, if they were to spread out, there would have been plenty of room to see all the sights.
After our tour, we were free to roam around and “discover” things on our own. Unfortunately, there was a tour immediately after ours, so we couldn’t test out the little experiments they had throughout the property.
I love the idea behind the Montana Vortex, but in the end, I was quite disappointed in the whole experience.
Check out some of my favorite stops we made in Montana!