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

Surf and Flood Warnings for Oregon Coast, Even Portland
Heavy rains over the weekend and big swells are causing not just a high surf advisory but a flood watch
New Year's Eve on Oregon Coast, 2014: Funky to Fine
Fine dining and a civilized celebration; or wilder side where whiskey flows freely. Newport events, Lincoln City events, Cannon Beach events, Pacific City events, Astoria events, Depoe Bay events, Manzanita events, Florence events
Winter Solstice Science: How It's Different on Oregon Coast
Sunset will be doing some interesting things on Sunday with the shortest day of the year and the official beginning of winter
Oregon and the Coast: Heavy Rains, Flooding Possible Over Weekend
Some heavy winds may be hitting the Oregon coast today but the big story is sizable flooding and gobs of rain this weekend, even in Portland
Central Oregon Coast's Newport Seafood Wine Fest Tickets Now On Sale
Newport's Seafood and Wine Festival is in its 38th year now, with the 2015 date coming up: February 19 - 22 Newport events
Solstice Celebration and Dance in Two Towns on Central Oregon Coast
The town of Newport and the sprawling burgh of Lincoln City both hold different events in honor of the big seasonal shift. Lincoln City events, Newport events

Flood waters recede but high waters, road closures remain at Oregon Coast - O...
21 Dec 2014 at 9:03pm

OregonLive.com

Flood waters recede but high waters, road closures remain at Oregon Coast
OregonLive.com
A drier than expected Sunday helped most of Western Oregon avoid a major flood event. But portions of the Oregon Coast got pounded. The Siletz and Siuslaw rivers both flooded and closed roads Sunday. All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 north of Florence ...
Flood forecast downgraded, rainfall taperingKOIN.com
WEATHER ALERT: Flood Warning issuedNorth Coast & Cannon Beach Citizen

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Rains cause highway headaches for Oregon coast - The Columbian
21 Dec 2014 at 2:38pm

KTVZ

Rains cause highway headaches for Oregon coast
The Columbian
The Oregon Department of Transportation says Highway 101 near Heceta Head will remain closed indefinitely to pedestrians, bicyclists, and all but emergency vehicles. The agency says the roadway has been damaged by heavy rains, an active landslide ...
Storm hammers central Oregon coast; flooding advisory issuedNewport News Times
Highway 101 closed on Oregon coast north of Haceta Head; heavy rains ...Greenfield Daily Reporter

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The top 10 places to go whale watching on the Oregon coast - OregonLive.com
21 Dec 2014 at 1:23pm

OregonLive.com

The top 10 places to go whale watching on the Oregon coast
OregonLive.com
The top 10 places to go whale watching on the Oregon coast. If you're planning on celebrating Winter Whale Watching Week with a trip out to the Oregon coast, be sure to consult our list of the top 10 places to whale watch on the coast before heading out.

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New Year's Eve on Oregon Coast, 2014: Funky to Fine - Oregon Coast Beach Conn...
19 Dec 2014 at 12:39am

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

New Year's Eve on Oregon Coast, 2014: Funky to Fine
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Oregon Coast) ? That final shindig of the year, New Year's Eve, is somehow just a little more special when it happens on the Oregon coast. Whether it's fine dining and a civilized celebration that suits your fancy, or something a bit on the wilder ...


Oregon coast town sees rise in illegal campers - The Register-Guard
20 Dec 2014 at 3:15pm

Oregon coast town sees rise in illegal campers
The Register-Guard
CANNON BEACH ? A perusal of the Cannon Beach Police Department log reveals that the most common violation involves people trying to camp on public property within city limits overnight. They run the gamut, from people crashing in recreational vehicles ...


Christmas in a yurt on Oregon coast is a unique experience - Helena Independe...
20 Dec 2014 at 11:18am

Christmas in a yurt on Oregon coast is a unique experience
Helena Independent Record
But it's something to consider ? or not ? as my family embarks on the third year of what's become a hallowed tradition: Yurt-Mas on the Oregon Coast. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the night of Dec. 24, we stay in a yurt at Sunset Bay State ...

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