Oregon Coast Archives: Wild, Weird and Paranormal on the Coast

Published 03/10/2011

(Oregon Coast) – Some people collect figurines, trains, memorabilia items or even hubcaps. One member of Oregon Coast Beach Connection collects paranormal stories about the area.

One of the older articles in Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s archives follow the adventures of such an activity, one that began in the late 80’s with a particularly strange evening in Neskowin.  

The discovery of weird scientific phenomena led to a further exploration of the fringes of the esoteric on the beaches, such as hearing about the legendary “glowing sands,” which Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s editor finally saw in the early 80’s firsthand on a beach in Newport.

Interviewing scientists over the year about oddities and then more paranormal stories. It’s amazing the things that come your way if people know you’re interested in this sort of thing. This article then spirals down a wacky road that explores the possibilities of UFO’s and ghosts in Astoria, a mammoth sea monster at Pacific City, spooks from a Spanish Galleon near Manzanita, and the ever-favorite, top secret Area 51-like base near Lincoln City.

Then, if you don’t watch it, people start calling you a “ghost hunter,” and the fun gets taken out of it just a bit.

We just collect ghost stories here. Or at least we used to. This shows how that initial stage of digging in the sand for the paranormal could be a real kick in the pants. Check out the article here or see below

Wheeler and Oregon Coast News

Four Diverse Oregon Coast Hangouts: from Gnarly to Nice, Mild to Wild
These hangouts allow you a chance to stop and goof around the beach or to dart away from the squalls. Oceanside, Nye Beach, Fort Stevens, history, Wheeler
Four Amazing Creature Facts on Oregon Coast: Even the Paranormal
There's a lot we don't know about in the deep, and sometimes some of that washes up onshore
Oh, the Lowly Sand Flea: They Should be Exalted on the Oregon Coast
When it comes to the Oregon coast, you've got it all wrong about the sand flea. Science, Seaside Aquarium
Short Beach on N. Oregon Coast Has Tales to Tell: Historical Oceanside Fun Facts
World War II history, a road still closed, local legends
Oregon Coast Travel Tips: So Much Depoe Bay, So Little Time
You really need two or more days to properly explore the sites and sights of Depoe Bay and the surrounding four to five miles. kids
Secret Garden Tour and More Photo Hiking Clinics on Central Oregon Coast
Secret Garden Tour of Otter Rock and more hiking / photography clinics happening in Lincoln City. Depoe Bay events, Lincoln City events

Oregon Coast Aquarium sea otter turns 16 - KATU
28 Jun 2016 at 2:36pm


Oregon Coast Aquarium sea otter turns 16
The Southern sea otters were once abundant along the Oregon Coast before being decimated by fur traders in the 1900s. Judge hails from an existing Southern sea otter range off the coast of California. The range has about 3,000 otters and is listed ...
Judge, Oregon's elder otter statesman, celebrates 16th birthdayOregonLive.com

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Enjoy launch at the lake - Oregon Coast Today
28 Jun 2016 at 3:51pm

Oregon Coast Today

Enjoy launch at the lake
Oregon Coast Today
... and Holmes Road Wayside, both on the west side of the lake, and East Devils Lake State Park, on the east side of the lake. SOLVE Oregon will provide bags, gloves and more, allowing participants to float, motor, paddle or hike in to keep the lake ...

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Not to be Miss-ed - Oregon Coast Today
28 Jun 2016 at 3:37pm

Oregon Coast Today

Not to be Miss-ed
Oregon Coast Today
The Newport Symphony Orchestra will welcome Oregon's very own Miss America Katie Harman to lead its free community concert this Monday, July 4. Harman was crowned Miss America just days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, clinching the title ...

Last letter to Sonny - Oregon Coast Today
28 Jun 2016 at 3:52pm

Oregon Coast Today

Last letter to Sonny
Oregon Coast Today
We set unbreakable beachcombing records ? over 10,000 rambles down Oregon's publicly-owned beaches. We built a rich history of mystery, hi jinks and revelation. One of my favorite accomplishments is making you a famous dog on the Oregon Coast.

A party for the ages* (*except 39-year-olds) - Oregon Coast Today
28 Jun 2016 at 3:24pm

Oregon Coast Today

A party for the ages* (*except 39-year-olds)
Oregon Coast Today
So it is fitting that these know-it-alls find themselves excluded from one of the Oregon Coast's most fun activities, the Yachats la-de-da Parade, which has blacklisted anyone aged 39 ever since the event first began in 1996. And even if a 39 year old ...

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Start (end end) with a bang - Oregon Coast Today
28 Jun 2016 at 3:24pm

Oregon Coast Today

Start (end end) with a bang
Oregon Coast Today
In July 1866, some 700 people gathered at the construction site of the Ocean House Hotel, the first resort hotel on the Oregon Coast, located on a hillside above Yaquina Bay where the Coast Guard Station stands today. At the time, Newport was a ?town ...


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