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

Purple Creatures Land on Oregon Coast, with Their Predators
Hordes of purple jellyfish have been cast up onto the sands along with snails that like to eat them out at sea. Science, Seaside Aquarium
Oregon Coast Cleanup Oddities Include Vampire Blood, Mattress, Dock
5,000 volunteers flooded the beaches and yanked some 63,000 pounds of trash off the sands. Science
Weird Travel News: Oregon Coast Beaches That Make Odd Noises, Video
One of the more mysterious delights of the Oregon coast is an unknown little wonder called 'magic rocks' on some beaches. Travel tips, Oceanside, Newport, Manzanita, Yachats
Unique, Powerful Pleasures of Cape Kiwanda, on the North Oregon Coast
The wonders never cease on top of these golden, weather-sculpted cliffs - the centerpiece to Pacific City. Attractions, travel tips, kides
Astronomy Events in Oregon Coast Range, Gorge; More Starry Wonders Coming
The end of spring break happens with a cosmic bang of sorts - in the Oregon Coast Range. Two OMSI Star Parties
Time to Play Oregon: Manic Street Preachers, Grimes, Charlelie Couture
Let's see if we can't get them to do at least a secret gig on the Oregon coast

Stranger than fiction - Oregon Coast Today
31 Mar 2015 at 2:32pm

Oregon Coast Today

Stranger than fiction
Oregon Coast Today
?Part of the reason we wanted to do this through the mail rather than encouraging people to send emails is that it's always nice to get mail,? said Ben Waterhouse, communications coordinator at Oregon Humanities. ?There's always something personal ...

From mild to wild - Oregon Coast Today
31 Mar 2015 at 3:08pm

Oregon Coast Today

From mild to wild
Oregon Coast Today
Perched on shore next to the mighty and tempestuous Pacific Ocean, the picture postcard town of Yachats is no stranger to the occasional wild night. But on Friday, April 10, the craziness inside the Yachats Commons will beat anything the weather can ...

They write. Newport Reads! - Oregon Coast Today
31 Mar 2015 at 2:55pm

Oregon Coast Today

They write. Newport Reads!
Oregon Coast Today
Jane Kirkpatrick, Phillip Margolin and Gregory Nokes will discuss their recent works, each of which deals with the experience of Oregon's black pioneers. Nokes is the author of ?Breaking Chains,? a nonfiction account of the ground-breaking court case ...

Orcas Spotted Off Oregon Coast - OPB News (blog)
31 Mar 2015 at 1:41pm

OPB News (blog)

Orcas Spotted Off Oregon Coast
OPB News (blog)
Even orcas head south for spring break. L- and K-pod ocras made their way to Cape Disappointment off the Oregon Coast, according to NOAA Fisheries West Coast ? Science and Management on its Facebook page. ?The whales typically in the winter will ...

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Aquarium tackles the subject of race - Oregon Coast Today
31 Mar 2015 at 3:15pm

Oregon Coast Today

Aquarium tackles the subject of race
Oregon Coast Today
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids' Dash, to be held at Newport's Oregon Coast Aquarium on Saturday, May 16. The event invites people of all ages to run or walk a scenic route that winds through the aquarium ...

ODFW to haze cormorants along coast: Oregon environment news - OregonLive.com
1 Apr 2015 at 10:16am

ODFW to haze cormorants along coast: Oregon environment news
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will haze cormorants along the Oregon coast this spring to protect salmon and steelhead smolts. It's the second recent government action aimed at stopping cormorants from eating fish by attacking them. Last ...


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