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

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Drones and ethics - Oregon Coast Today
27 Jan 2015 at 11:24am

Oregon Coast Today

Drones and ethics
Oregon Coast Today
It was a quiet and windless December Saturday. The sun glowed too, creating the perfect conditions to fly a drone. I wondered: is this a legal activity on a publicly-owned Oregon beach. A few minutes later the drone came to rest on the beach, scattered ...


BeReady for BeJeweled - Oregon Coast Today
27 Jan 2015 at 11:24am

BeReady for BeJeweled
Oregon Coast Today
Drop locations include Food Share, all chambers of commerce, Lincoln City Cultural Center, Newport 60+ Center, Hair Love, all Oregon Coast and Columbia banks, Diamonds by the Sea in Newport and Nye Cottage Beads. The event will run from 9 am to 4 ...


A star speaker - Oregon Coast Today
27 Jan 2015 at 10:55am

Oregon Coast Today

A star speaker
Oregon Coast Today
Dr. Steve Rumrill, shellfish program leader for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Newport, will deliver the talk on Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, thought to be responsible for a mass die off of West Coast sea stars in 2013 and 2014. This most ...


Get off to an early start - Oregon Coast Today
27 Jan 2015 at 10:42am

Oregon Coast Today

Get off to an early start
Oregon Coast Today
Community Center Director Gail Kimberling said that, in addition to being the recreation department's largest event of the year, the race is becoming a signature event for the Central Oregon Coast. Nearly 400 runners and walkers completed the race last ...


Harboring a desire for some fresh air? - Oregon Coast Today
27 Jan 2015 at 10:42am

Oregon Coast Today

Harboring a desire for some fresh air?
Oregon Coast Today
The Yachats-based Coastal Gems walking group is inviting one and all to join them for a Tuesday, Feb. 3, stroll around the harbor town of Depoe Bay. This 10K walk is rated 2b for some hills and non-paved surfaces and is difficult for wheelchairs and ...


Bouquet now to avoid disappointment - Oregon Coast Today
27 Jan 2015 at 10:26am

Oregon Coast Today

Bouquet now to avoid disappointment
Oregon Coast Today
Presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort, the 21-and-over event gathers wine lovers from across the state together in a vast tent set up next to Rogue Ales in South Beach. Admission to the festival on Thursday, Feb. 19, is by advance e-ticket only ...


 


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