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

Total Solar Eclipse in One Year Gives Oregon Coast Extra Time
Depoe Bay and Lincoln Beach will have the most time in darkness in the state. Science
The Crazy, Hazy Tale of a Spectacular Oregon Coast Real Estate Failure
Jump Off Joe is a wacky and twisting, turning bit of history on the Oregon coast, Newport, Nye Beach
Full Sturgeon Moon Tonight for Oregon Coast - Still Some Meteors
Meanwhile, there are still some shooting stars from the Perseids to look for
Warnings for Oregon Coast: Hot Weather Advisory, Fire Dangers
Major hot weather advisories and warnings are going up for beach towns
Seven Wild Facts About the Oregon Coast You Didn't Know
Sand that sings, beaches that glow at night, a hidden ghost town, something crazy the sunset might do - and some wild and wacky history
Take an Oregon Coast Survey - New Seafood Industry Segment Possible
Tell researchers what the Oregon coast means to you in an online survey - and there could be a new segment to the seafood industry

Together, we can build a stronger Oregon Coast economy - Coos Bay World
23 Aug 2016 at 3:17am

Together, we can build a stronger Oregon Coast economy
Coos Bay World
If opportunity were edible, the Oregon Coast would be capable of feeding many mouths. Up and down the coast from Brookings to Astoria, and particularly in Senate District 5 ? the area I represent, stretching from Tillamook to Coos Bay ? no one can ...


Plow ahead with a visit - Oregon Coast Today
23 Aug 2016 at 11:37am

Oregon Coast Today

Plow ahead with a visit
Oregon Coast Today
Roaming elk, soaring eagles and frolicking river otters are all part of the daily grind at Nehalem's Alder Creek Farm, as guests are invited to discover this Saturday, Aug. 27. Max Broderick, stewardship coordinator for the Lower Nehalem Community ...
Take a free tour of Alder Creek FarmCoast Weekend

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Time to talk? - Oregon Coast Today
23 Aug 2016 at 11:37am

Time to talk?
Oregon Coast Today
Presented by the Coastal Center for Collaborative Health, the workshop will aim to equip participants with effective ways to listen to other family members and respectful ways to express themselves, while also covering the impact of unspoken family ...


CERT-ainly useful - Oregon Coast Today
23 Aug 2016 at 11:37am

Oregon Coast Today

CERT-ainly useful
Oregon Coast Today
The North Lincoln County Community Emergency Response Team is accepting registrations for its upcoming new member class, covering topics such as first aid, triage, fire safety and search and rescue. The class will be held from 6 to 9 pm on eight ...

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At last ? some youthful art - Oregon Coast Today
23 Aug 2016 at 11:20am

At last ? some youthful art
Oregon Coast Today
Young artists will have the chance to get their work seen by visitors to the Labor Day Art Walk in Toledo this year, thanks to a series of workshops offered by the Oregon Coast Children's Theatre & Center for the Arts. The group is running free ...


Gerry Frank's picks: Try these hidden gems on the Oregon Coast - OregonLive.com
19 Aug 2016 at 5:10am

Gerry Frank's picks: Try these hidden gems on the Oregon Coast
OregonLive.com
Rockaway Beach is one of the Oregon coast's hidden gems, and it has recently been named one of the top most affordable beach towns in the state by Realtor.com. It's no wonder this coastal town is starting to liven up! Offshore Grill (122 N. Highway 101 ...


 


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