Some vortexes, or vortices, like a few locations in Sedona, Arizona, are reported to promote a sense a well-being to those that are in tune with its energies. This type of vortex is called an energy vortex.
Other types of vortex claims include:
Paranormal portals that act as doorways to the afterlife--or other dimensions
Vortexes at the convergence of ley lines
Sites of ancient rituals like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza
Vortexes associated with crop circles
Centers of UFO/USO activity
What Have Visitors Experienced at Vortex Sites?
Sense of self/inner being
Possible Explanations for a Vortex
Earth's magnetic field
Unknown type of energy
What the Experts Say About Vortexes
"The explanation for vortexes lies more at the boundaries of known science, rather than in electromagnetic descriptions or gender related labels." (Source: A. Sanders Jr., Scientific Vortex Information)
"A Vortex is a giant magnet of energy that is either positive or negatively charged. Positive charged vortexes have feminine attributes: nurturing, calming and tranquil or yin. Negative vortexes are masculine, active, energizing or yang." (Source: Suzanne McMillan, Founder of Sedona Vortex Tours)
Other Vortex Theories
Juniper trees twist in the presence of an energy vortex
A man-made vortex can be created
Vortexes can flow up from the Earth or inward
Some vortexes are located in dangerous areas, other vortexes are reported to present dangers of their own. Before embarking on an investigation, prepare yourself by researching the vortex and the location.
Vortexes can be located in areas that require hiking or climbing. Do not attempt to investigate a vortex, unless you can safely access the area.
Pack accordingly when investigating in remote areas outdoors. Bring along a GPS device, compass, map, water, food, clothing, batteries, etc., the same items you would bring on any remote outdoor trip.
Vortex Hunting Tips
Hunt vortexes in groups of 2 or more.
Tell someone where you are going and when you intend to return.
Respect the environment.
Leave a vortex site in the same condition as when you entered.
Get permission before investigating on personal property.
Good Vortex Hunters are skeptical, but have an open mind.
Increase the validity of a vortex with the right equipment and by documenting your experience with pictures and video.
How to Find a Vortex
Check our vortex map
Local vortex guides can be excellent sources for accurate vortex locations.
Here are some things that vortexes may have in common
Earth's magnetic field
Limestone or quartz deposits
Once you have found a general area where vortexes might exist, use your senses and your intuition to guide you to a vortex site. Use dowsing rods or pendulum to help you find the center of the vortex.
How to Test a Vortex
Different vortexes require different type of test methods.
Traditional test equipment devices can be ineffective in sensing the unknown energies claimed to be present at some vortexes.
Often, the best evidence of a vortex is how people feel when they are in one. Monitor the body's reaction to a vortex using a device that can measure heart rate, electrodermal activity, or brainwaves.
Digital/Video Camera - For video and pictures. Your pictures and video should inspire others to visit and to guide them to your vortex.
Dowsing Rods or Pendulums - Some claim that dowsing rods/divining rods or pendulums can locate vortexes.
Compass - Small changes in compass readings could point to a vortex.
Vortex Antennas - Energy Plates claim to aid in the investigation of the effects of energy (known or unknown).
Medicine Wheels - Some people say that Medicine Wheels can help make you more receptive to vortex energy.
Animals - It is claimed that birds can become disoriented in a vortex and that cats may have the ability to sense a vortex.
Scientific Equipment - Although vortexes have not been detected by standard equipment, scientific measuring devices can eliminate other causes of vortex-like experiences, like a high EMF field.
EMF meter - Electromagnetic Field meter, (sometimes referred to as an EMF Detector) is a scientific instrument for measuring electromagnetic radiation. EMF meters are often used in paranormal investigations.
Magnetometer - A magnetometer is used to map the Earth's magnetic field.
Digital Audio Recorder - A Digital Audio Recorder can be used in paranormal investigations to capture EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).
Temperature measurement- Infrared, thermal cameras and hand-held infrared surface and ambient temperature sensors to detect changes in the environment, such as "cold spots", which some believe accompany paranormal activity.
Geiger counter- to measure fluctuations in radiation which some believe will point to a disturbance in spirit energy.
Ion Meters - to detect an excess of negative ions which some feel are associated with paranormal activity.
Motion sensors - to detect possible anomalous movement within a given area, or to assist in creating a controlled environment where any human movement is detected.
Air quality monitoring equipment - to assess the levels of gases such a carbon monoxide which are thought contribute to reports of paranormal activity.
Infrasound monitoring equipment - to assess the level of sound vibrations below 20Hz which is thought to contribute to reports of paranormal activity.