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

Coast, Valley, Inland Oregon and Portland to Get Drenched by Storm
It's not good news for the eclipse today or for commuters, but storm watching will be awesome. Weeather
Pioneer Surfers of the Oregon Coast on Exhibit
An engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon Coast surfing, surfer culture, and the pioneers who made it happen. Newport events
First Storm Warning of the Year for Oregon Coast
The NWS in Portland has issued a high wind warning from Tuesday through Wednesday, with the north and central coast areas kicking it up to gusts in the 60's.
Scavenger Hunt on N. Oregon Coast Includes History and Trivia
Cannon Beach History Musuem holds a very family-friendly Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Contest on November 8 and 9. Cannon Beach events
Hatchery Holds Festival Near Central Oregon Coast
One hatchery close to the central Oregon coast hosts an open house on November 1. Waldport events
Oregon Coast Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ'a
Nature, beaches, wildlife, creatures, lodging, restaurants, science, things to do and see, more. Travel tips, kids

Divers find plentiful baby sea stars off Oregon Coast - Portland Tribune
23 Oct 2014 at 10:18am

Portland Tribune

Divers find plentiful baby sea stars off Oregon Coast
Portland Tribune
Photo Credit: COURTESY EARTHFIX - Sea stars found by divers were so tiny the precise Divers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium say they have new hope that sea stars will recover from the widespread wasting syndrome that's wiping them out all along the ...
Oregon starfish may be overcoming melting diseaseStatesman Journal
Amid a Mass Die-Off Thousands Of Young Sea Stars FoundNorthwest Public Radio
Once-troubled Newport aquarium pays off another $600K in debtPortland Business Journal (blog)

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Just Back: Oregon Coast - SFGate
23 Oct 2014 at 6:04pm

SFGate

Just Back: Oregon Coast
SFGate
Don't miss: Bandon Beach, beer tastings at Rogue Brewery in Newport, and the sunset on Cannon Beach. Don't bother: Spending too much time in the small towns along the coast. Rather, immerse yourself in mother nature. Go for a hike in Ecola State Park.
Going to Cannon Beach? Times readers tell you where to eatThe Seattle Times (blog)

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Oktoberfest coming to Oregon Coast Culinary Institute - Coos Bay World
23 Oct 2014 at 1:13pm

Oktoberfest coming to Oregon Coast Culinary Institute
Coos Bay World
COOS BAY ? The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is planning its second annual Oktoberfest. OCCI will feature traditional German food in a festive setting 4-7 p.m. Nov. 8. Cost is $30 per person. Seats are by reservation only. The gourmet menu will ...

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Coast, Valley, Inland Oregon and Portland to Get Drenched by Storm - Oregon C...
23 Oct 2014 at 5:21am

KVAL

Coast, Valley, Inland Oregon and Portland to Get Drenched by Storm
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
Storm rainfall totals upwards of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are expected in the inland valley by Thursday afternoon. Oregon coast towns are expected to get hit with two to four inches of rain. The winner by a long shot will be the coast range, which could get ...
Portland forecast: Slow moving, but powerful storm still poised to bring heavy ...The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

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Oregon lawmakers press to delay Newport Coast Guard air facility's closure - ...
23 Oct 2014 at 10:26am

GoLocalPDX

Oregon lawmakers press to delay Newport Coast Guard air facility's closure
Coos Bay World
NORTH BEND ? Oregon lawmakers have banded together to try to convince the U.S. Coast Guard to delay its decision to close down its air facility in Newport. On Wednesday, Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined with Reps. Kurt Schrader, Peter ...
Oregon's congressional delegation asks Coast Guard to keep Newport helicopterThe Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Oregon Lawmakers Urge Coast Guard to Delay Newport Air Facility ClosureGoLocalPDX
Lawmakers: Keep Newport helicopter during crab seasonkgw.com
KTVZ
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Pioneer Surfers of the Oregon Coast on Exhibit - Oregon Coast Beach Connection
22 Oct 2014 at 7:23am

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

Pioneer Surfers of the Oregon Coast on Exhibit
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
Thus enters an engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon Coast surfing, surfer culture, and the pioneers who made it happen in Newport this month, as the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center kick-starts this time-traveling bit of cowabunga on Thursday, ...


 


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