Thompson Park Vortex

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Over the past century, folks have regularly disappeared from Thompson Park–at least for a few minutes. Then they return suddenly, disoriented, claiming to have had a visit to the past. Many feel Thompson Park has a vortex that warps folks right out of time. Some investigators believe that the warping effect is a result of EMF bands present in the area, which can cause nausea, confusion and hallucinations.

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Thompson Park
Watertown, NY
United States

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43.96209289999999, -75.8919166
Jefferson County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Watertown, NY (1.3 mi.)
Glen Park, NY (4.6 mi.)
Calcium, NY (4.7 mi.)
Pamelia Center, NY (5.4 mi.)
Brownville, NY (5.5 mi.)
Black River, NY (6.0 mi.)
Felts Mills, NY (7.6 mi.)
Rodman, NY (8.0 mi.)
Dexter, NY (8.2 mi.)
Adams Center, NY (9.0 mi.)


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  1. This is all created by a old nutcase satanic worshiper who many people have seen go up there claiming about the vortex, She was seen many times and even left behind a pewter earn goblet where they cut up animals , was her and 2 other guys doing it. There is no vortex, what is there has been proven throughout the years in regard to the iron deposits, quartz crystals in the limestone rocks along with copper combined they create electromagnetic fields that can cause you think of time lapses or disorientation. The other thing anyone can take a cell phone, compass anything electronic even a EMF detector that is used for testing circuit boards not for ghost since that is its real use anyways up there and you will get allot of issues such as different polarities in the compass, even radio waves and cell phone frequencies waves from RF transmitters are blocked and or distorted. all the lime stone in that park and around the entire higher elevations outside Watertown are loaded with iron cores combined with quartz crystals. Just search Herkimer County New York just the other side of this area and they mine quartz diamonds. Even one guy found 1 the size of 10×20 inches in the Black River about 25 yrs ago and had it displayed in his computer shop he use to have under the old Woolworths what later became Stream.

  2. Was there with husband back in 2003 , walking in field, guy with headphones was walking down the stairs by the tennis courts humming to himself, a twenty something guy
    All of a sudden he wasn’t there. We looked at each other in disbelief, then searched the bushes , tennis courts, ran down the steps, looked both ways down the road-the guy just disappeared. This was before we had heard anything about a vortex. We stayed about 30 min. He never showed again. Very wierd.

  3. Am I the only one who entered this Thompson Park Vortex and, when I came to, found myself on a golf course ? How do you suppose I got there ? Hmmm . . . .

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