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

What Movies Were Filmed on Oregon Coast? A Massive List
Goonies, Twilight, The Road, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Ring, Short Circuit, Free Willy, Bates Motel and many more
Recent Oregon Coast Science Findings: Ice Age Landscape, Whales
OSU and its satellite facility in Newport have made some remarkable finds regarding whales and how the west coast looked during the Ice Age
Keys to Finding Last Minute Holiday Lodging on Oregon Coast
Travel advice for finding a place to stay over the Labor Day weekend. Lodging deals, Yachats, Newport, Depoe Bay, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Lincoln City, Pacific City, Oceanside, Rockaway Beach
Poet Stafford Celebrated on N. Oregon Coast
Celebrate the centennial of William Stafford's birth by doing some creative writing in a workshop offered by the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Tillamook events
AAA Holiday Travel Predictions, Oregon Vacation Tips
Travel to and from the Oregon coast will be a little thicker with people during this year's Labor Day weekend, as well as for those heading to inland destinations.
N. Oregon Coast Festivals Full of Food, Oysters, Music
Two big events are coming up, including tours of oyster-producing places and a large festival of musical and food fun. Tillamook events

Seattle man found guilty in fatal Oregon coast crash - Statesman Journal
31 Aug 2014 at 9:24pm

Seattle man found guilty in fatal Oregon coast crash
Statesman Journal
A Seattle man has been found guilty after a crash on the Oregon coast left two dead. (Photo: Kuzma Getty Images/iStockphoto). 1 CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) ? A Seattle man has been found guilty of ...

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Girl, 9, Dies in Sand Collapse at Oregon Beach - NBCNews.com
31 Aug 2014 at 4:13am

NBCNews.com

Girl, 9, Dies in Sand Collapse at Oregon Beach
NBCNews.com
Memorials sprouted on an Oregon beach for a 9-year-old girl who police said died when the hole she was digging in the sand collapsed, suffocating her. Isabel Grace Franks, 9, died Friday despite the desperate efforts of beachgoers and rescue personnel ...
Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beachQ13 FOX
Girl dies in sand cave collapse on Oregon coastCBS News
Girl, 9, Dies; Trapped in Sand at Oregon BeachABC News
Portland Tribune
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Officials warn of Ore. beach dangers after girl's death - kgw.com
31 Aug 2014 at 3:01am

The Costa Rican Times

Officials warn of Ore. beach dangers after girl's death
kgw.com
... promote beach safety all the time, but these sand collapses are something we're going to have to address," said Kusz. Sand collapses are more common in California, where the sand is much drier, than on the Oregon coast. However, our extra-dry ...
9 Year Old Girl Dies While Digging Hole At Beach as Sand Collapses Around HerThe Costa Rican Times

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Skip's trailhead: Oregon coast spices up family reunion - Dalles Chronicle
30 Aug 2014 at 1:35pm

Skip's trailhead: Oregon coast spices up family reunion
Dalles Chronicle
Not this year though; Janet talked her family into going to the Oregon Coast for this year's reunion. The fact is that most of us no longer live in Pocatello so Oregon is pretty much neutral ground. We scouted the coast for the best place for the ...


What Movies Were Filmed on Oregon Coast? A Massive List - Oregon Coast Beach ...
30 Aug 2014 at 6:31pm

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

What Movies Were Filmed on Oregon Coast? A Massive List
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
It took another 60 years after Fisherman's Bride, but the second movie filmed on the Oregon coast was Ken Kesey's "Sometimes A Great Notion" in 1970 (not counting parts of "The Great Race" just north of Seaside in 1965). That featured a building along ...


Yarn Crawl 101 to feature 14 shops along the Oregon coast - Tillamook County ...
31 Aug 2014 at 10:28pm

Tillamook County Pioneer

Yarn Crawl 101 to feature 14 shops along the Oregon coast
Tillamook County Pioneer
The crawl is designed to appeal to knitters, crocheters and other fiber artists from the Coast and beyond. Organizers chose the dates Sept. 12-14 based on the fact that ?Knitting and crocheting are more popular in the fall and with kids back in school ...


 


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