The park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead, a well know landscape architect in the early 1900s. Since its creation the park has been associated with a variety of paranormal events. In the 1930s, reports surfaced of “odd sensations” near one particular hill, along with sightings of mist-like apparitions and unexplained noises. However, Thompson Park is best known for its so-called vortex, a portal or space time disturbance that exists between the park’s zoo and golf course. People have been seen vanishing and reappearing hours later in a different location in the park. Some that have disappeared and returned claim to have traveled to another time or dimension. WARNING: legend has it, that some have never returned!