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

Unique Convergence of Venus, Jupiter for Oregon, Coastline
Our distant planetary neighbors, Jupiter and Venus, will be practically hand-in-hand in the west. Science
You'll Never Believe What the Oregon Coast Did Last Night
Green flash at sunset, some impressive colors, a sudden fog bank, tidal surprises and glowing sand. Science
Officials: Stop 'Fawn-Napping' from Oregon's Inland, Coastal Forests
Do not pick up fawns, or elk calves, baby seals, cougar or bobcat kittens, bear cubs, fledgling birds, or other young wildlife. Safety
New Octopus at N. Oregon Coast's Seaside Aquarium
It's currently on display in the Seaside Aquarium, along with three other much larger octopuses Science
Northern Lights, Other Stellar Surprises Above Portland, Oregon, Coast
Planets, northern lights and what you didn't about sunsets. This is what's in store for Portland, inland Oregon and the coast. Science
Hideous Heatwave Coming for Oregon; Coast in 70's Midweek
By Sunday, the inland region is looking at around 100, perhaps for as long as ten days afterwards

Sandboarding grows from 100 to 25000 customers at Florence on Oregon coast - ...
1 Jul 2015 at 7:14am


Sandboarding grows from 100 to 25000 customers at Florence on Oregon coast
With another Sand Master Jam on this month's calendar, the sport of sandboarding will see another boost in interest at one of the sport's hot spots, Florence on the Oregon coast. Located in the Oregon Dunes, Florence has no shortage of sand dunes to ride.

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on Oregon coast - KATU
1 Jul 2015 at 9:15am


Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen on Oregon coast
The Coast Guard says the master of the fishing vessel Rosanna called for help Tuesday afternoon, saying the boat was disabled and adrift between Winchester Bay and Florence on the Oregon coast. A Coast Guard boat responded and began towing the ...

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Master Fort Shredder - Oregon Coast Today
30 Jun 2015 at 2:31pm

Oregon Coast Today

Master Fort Shredder
Oregon Coast Today
We hit the beach and all unfolded as it should. Two different teams built two totally different forts: one was for a nap, the other for a party, an Oregon-styled beach bonfire party. I remember my two favorite moments from the trip: 1) I taught the ...

Welcome to the CLUB - Oregon Coast Today
30 Jun 2015 at 2:31pm

Oregon Coast Today

Welcome to the CLUB
Oregon Coast Today
Sandwiches on the beach are a time-honored summer tradition in Oregon, as inlanders flock to the coast to escape the heat, sit on the sand and watch the Pacific Ocean. And, because such a magnificent view demands far more than two slices of Wonder ...

Sheriff: Boy, 16, dies in N. Oregon coast fall - KTVZ
29 Jun 2015 at 7:56pm


Sheriff: Boy, 16, dies in N. Oregon coast fall
PACIFIC CITY, Ore. (AP) ? An Oregon sheriff says a 16-year-old Salem boy died after falling off a steep cliff onto the rocks below at Cape Kiwanda on the north Oregon coast. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/UakmnS ) that Tillamook County Sheriff ...
16-year-old Salem boy dies in fall from Cape Kiwanda cliffOregonLive.com
Friends honor Salem teen who died in fall from cliffkgw.com
Sprague HS student dies in Cape Kiwanda fallKOIN.com

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A minor event - Oregon Coast Today
30 Jun 2015 at 2:28pm

Oregon Coast Today

A minor event
Oregon Coast Today
?We will emphasize kids in awarding trophies.? The parade, now in its 21st year, is one of the Oregon Coast's most popular events. All the action takes place on Gleneden Beach Loop, where spectators line the parade route well in advance of the 1 pm ...


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