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

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
Oregon Coast Right Now: Translucent Critters and Battered Birds
A curious trifecta of odd science is happening on the Oregon coast right now, mostly thanks to all the heavy wave the region had earlier this week

Oregon starfish may be overcoming melting disease - Statesman Journal
22 Oct 2014 at 11:23am

Statesman Journal

Oregon starfish may be overcoming melting disease
Statesman Journal
Scientists have discovered juvenile sea stars on the central Oregon Coast, signaling a possible recovery in a disease that has been wiping out the invertebrates from Alaska to Southern California. Sea star wasting disease has been spreading along the ...
Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Baby Sea StarsJefferson Public Radio
Amid a Mass Die-Off Thousands Of Young Sea Stars FoundNorthwest Public Radio

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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, ...


First Storm Warning of the Year for Oregon Coast - Oregon Coast Beach Connection
21 Oct 2014 at 6:16am

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

First Storm Warning of the Year for Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Oregon Coast) ? Well, it took long enough. But it appears that storm season is rearing its airy little head along the Oregon coast after an extra long bout of second summer. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning ...
Portland forecast: Strongest storm of the season to bring high winds, heavy rainThe Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Fall storms hit central Oregon coastNewport News Times
Strong winds, heavy rains in forecast for parts of Washington, Oregon in ...Greenfield Daily Reporter

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Dramatic video shows daring 'human chain' rescue off the Oregon coast - KHON2
15 Oct 2014 at 7:09pm

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dramatic video shows daring 'human chain' rescue off the Oregon coast
KHON2
DEPOE BAY, OR (KATU/CNN/AP) ? A day at the beach turned into terror for a group in Oregon. They were stranded on some rocks, thanks to some rocky waves. When one person in the group got into trouble, her friends formed a human chain to rescue her.
Oregon Beachgoers Rescue Swimmer by Human Chain at Fogarty Creek State ...The Weather Channel
Oregon Beachgoers Form Human Chain To Rescue SwimmerCBS Local
USCG AIR STATION CLOSURE: Depoe Bay Fire Chief respondsLincoln City News Guard
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
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15-foot sneaker waves expected on Oregon coast - KOIN.com
12 Oct 2014 at 10:26am

KOIN.com

15-foot sneaker waves expected on Oregon coast
KOIN.com
(KOIN 6) ? Waves up to 15 feet high are expected along the central Oregon and south Washington coastal areas Sunday, with some swells even larger. The special weather statement was issued Sunday morning for the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, ...


Oregon delegation to Coast Guard: Keep Newport Air Facility open through ... ...
22 Oct 2014 at 2:51pm

GoLocalPDX

Oregon delegation to Coast Guard: Keep Newport Air Facility open through ...
Tillamook Headlight Herald
Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined today with Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici to call on the U.S. Coast Guard to hold off on its abrupt decision to shut down its Newport Air ...
Lawmakers: Keep Newport helicopter during crab seasonkgw.com
Federal lawmakers request Coast Guard delay Newport Air Facility closureNewport News Times
Scott Bruun: Federal Budget Politics Put Oregon Fishermen At RiskGoLocalPDX
KPTV.com -SEAPOWER Magazine Online
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