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

Oregon Coast Under Heat Advisory; Inland Excessive Heat Watch
Even the upper half of the coast is under the heat advisory, as temps could be close to 90. Watch the waves as well
Nature Walks, Talks at Oregon Coast Beach Bill Party in Cannon Beach
A special beachwalk, along with speakers and a party on Thursday, July 6. Cannon Beach events
Summer Solstice Tomorrow: What It Means for Oregon, the Coast
For the Oregon coast, there is an added element of surprise. Weather, science
Oregon Coast History: Newport's Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and Trying Times
It's a stately if not tiny tidbit of Oregon coast history, having only been in operation for three years
Yachats State Recreation Area - Yachats, Oregon Coast Virtual Tour
Up against the bay, at the mouth of the Yachats River, lies the paved parking lot and beach access of the Yachats State Recreation Area. Kids, travel tips
Oregon Coast Summer, Events, Attractions, Science and Tourism Latest Summer News
Attractions - Events - Beaches - Stuff You Didn't Know. Discover Summer on the coast, including updated news and events

Glowing, translucent pickle-looking creatures inundate Oregon Coast - kgw.com
20 Jun 2017 at 8:48am

kgw.com

Glowing, translucent pickle-looking creatures inundate Oregon Coast
kgw.com
NEWPORT, Ore. -- The ocean waters off the Oregon Coast are now full of strange looking creatures called pyrosomes that set off a glow, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials. A June blog post from the the agency's ...

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Droves of pickle-shaped creatures found in NW waters - Koin 6 - KOIN.com
20 Jun 2017 at 12:54pm

KOIN.com

Droves of pickle-shaped creatures found in NW waters - Koin 6
KOIN.com
Pyrosomes found off the Oregon Coast range in size from a few inches to more than two feet long. (Hilarie Sorensen/University of Oregon via NOAA).

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Oregonians headed to the coast for hot weekend - kgw.com
23 Jun 2017 at 5:54pm

kgw.com

Oregonians headed to the coast for hot weekend
kgw.com
SEASIDE, Ore. -- Tens of thousands of people escaping the heat of the Willamette Valley are expected at the Oregon coast this weekend. Those who were already there Friday, enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70s. ?Oh my goodness!


Oregon Coast Under Heat Advisory; Inland Excessive Heat Watch - Oregon Coast ...
22 Jun 2017 at 7:59pm

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

Oregon Coast Under Heat Advisory; Inland Excessive Heat Watch
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Oregon Coast) ? All of northwest Oregon is under a heat advisory or excessive heat watch issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), in effect until late on Saturday night. Inland valley areas like Portland or Eugene will be in the 90s on Friday, up ...

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Glowing Pickle Creatures Are Popping Up on the Oregon Coast and Nobody Knows ...
15 Jun 2017 at 5:33pm

Willamette Week

Glowing Pickle Creatures Are Popping Up on the Oregon Coast and Nobody Knows Why
Willamette Week
It may not seem like it, but for the past three years, the Pacific coast has seen above average ocean temperatures. This year, those temperatures finally cooled. Along with that cool water came some Spongebob-like little creatures, prompting a chorus ...


Rare creatures on Oregon Coast; - The Curry Coastal Pilot - Curry Coastal Pilot
21 Jun 2017 at 1:03am

Curry Coastal Pilot

Rare creatures on Oregon Coast; - The Curry Coastal Pilot
Curry Coastal Pilot
The talk of the dock in Port Orford last week was the scores of strange, rubbery organisms drifting onto beaches, interfering with fishing gear and piquing the ...

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