The supposed history of the Mystery Spot:
Originally, we wanted to get the level ground below here for a summer home or
mountain cabin, but the gentleman we were buying it from would not sell the level ground
unless we purchased a strip across the entire south end of his property, including this
Finally, we bought the entire piece, mainly to get the level ground, and as we were helping
the surveyor along the north line, we noted the compass to vary a small amount on the
transit and spoke to him about it at that time. He said we might get that variation along a
barbed wire fence or some mineral in the ground and let it pass at that.
On thinking it over later, there was no barbed wire fence near where we were at the time,
and as far as we knew, no excessive mineral in this ground; so we took our own small hand
compass and went up over the north line to try and check on it. The variation there was not
great enough that we could tell anything about it with the point of the hill and through the
On returning, we came down the little canyon or draw above here. In so doing felt very light
headed or top heavy, felt like something trying to force us right off the hill. We sat down for
a while to try and overcome that feeling. While sitting there we happened to look at the
compass again. There, the compass had varied enough that we needed nothing to compare
it with to tell that it was not correct.
We began to check from that, and we found the more checked the more we found, until we
found we had this spot of ground here. About one hundred fifty feet in diameter, that so far,
we have not found any instrument absolutely correct over. A portable radio will play any
place over it, but with very little variation, being the nearest correct that we have found.
In reality, the Mystery Spot is nothing more than a neat little excursion into the woods to part you from your money. It's definitely worth going to, but do be aware of the fact that magnets
are buried in the ground to throw off the instruments. My friend's mom helped build the place.