'Vortex' is a mass of air, water or energy that spins around very fast creating a vacuum to pull objects into its empty center andare theorized to be a vehicle to transport spirits from their realm to ours. Sometimes seen as a swirling funnel shape when in motion. They can also appear long and narrow and having a tread like design. Appears as a concentrated yet brief area of high electromagnetic energy often found in photographs taken at paranormal active locations. The often appear as sold (opaque) white or silver tubes, rods, or elongated ovals. They can also appear to be braided like a rope or chain (care has to be take to ensure it is not a rope, chain, camera strap etc). A vortex is not an entity. However, some paranormal researchers believe a vortex is a momentary doorway or portal to another realm that allows entities and other paranormal phenomena to come into our world. Some researchers also believe vortexes are linked to the Earth's own electromagnetic field which at least in part help determine when these portals open/close. It is also believed that some locations are more prone to having active vortices due to the alignment of the Earth's magnetic field and local geological structure.