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

Pirates and Mud at Center of Wild Central Oregon Coast Event
Pirates will be the center of a riotous new annual event in Newport with the Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race on August 23
1000's of Dead Fish on N. Oregon Coast Also Means Science Surprises
They're making a smelly mess, but it means great bird watching, surprising science and maybe glowing beaches. Seaside
Downright Evil Heatwave for Oregon Means Coast Only Escape
Another long, extended run of hot weather is set for the coming week in Oregon, with temps in and around 90 in most of the state
Rockaway Retreat - Rockaway Beach Vacation Rental
Rockaway Beach vacation rental, Rockaway Beach lodging with BBQ, Jucuzzi, near the ocean
High-Energy Band Urban Monroes Returns to Central Oregon Coast
That talent will be on display on the central Oregon coast on Saturday, August 2, as the Lincoln City Cultural Center auditorium plays host. Lincoln City events
Final Session of Oregon Coast Science Workshop Coming Up
Slightly inland on the north Oregon coast, the town of Nehalem will soon host the last of CoastWatch's Summer Shoreline Science Workshops, happening on August 1 through 3. Manzanita events

Purple jellyfish wash ashore by the thousands on Oregon beaches - The Oregonian
31 Jul 2014 at 6:55am

SFGate

Purple jellyfish wash ashore by the thousands on Oregon beaches
The Oregonian
On a research vessel in late June off the Oregon coast, Roegner and his colleagues observed and took samples of the large mass of the floating organisms. A combination of critters make up the jelllyfish colony: some feed, some sting and the one on top ...
Millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on western US beachesWKZO

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Thousands of dead anchovies wash ashore in Oregon Coast town - WSMV Nashville
31 Jul 2014 at 8:43am

Tech Times

Thousands of dead anchovies wash ashore in Oregon Coast town
WSMV Nashville
"The overall change in water quality is often detrimental to localized, high energy schooling fish such as anchovies," Oregon Coast Aquarium aquarists said. "They were weakened and at the mercy of the tide, which brought them up during the high tide.".
Millions of Dead Anchovies Wash Ashore in Oregon Coast TownWGNO
Thousands of dead anchovies stink up Oregon coast townTech Times

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Oregon coast: No Fukushima radiation yet - Statesman Journal
28 Jul 2014 at 9:35pm

Oregon coast: No Fukushima radiation yet
Statesman Journal
A crowdsourced effort to test West Coast waters for radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has its first result from Oregon. The sample, taken last month in Pacific City, showed no evidence of radiation from the Japanese power plant.


Group: No Fukushima radiation at Oregon Coast - KING5.com
30 Jul 2014 at 8:46am

Group: No Fukushima radiation at Oregon Coast
KING5.com
SALEM - A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon. Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from the Fukushima nuclear ...


Commissioners oppose National Marine Sanctuary off southern Oregon coast - Ne...
31 Jul 2014 at 10:03pm

Commissioners oppose National Marine Sanctuary off southern Oregon coast
Newport News Times
NEWPORT ? Just in case a National Marine Sanctuary is ever nominated to be established off the southern Oregon coast, Lincoln County's Board of Commissioners are on the record as opposing it. The board agreed Wednesday that it opposes ?nomination, ...


Pirates and Mud at Center of Wild Central Oregon Coast Event - Oregon Coast B...
31 Jul 2014 at 6:02pm

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

Pirates and Mud at Center of Wild Central Oregon Coast Event
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Newport, Oregon) ? Mud, a wild running course full of obstacles and pirates will be the center of a riotous new annual event in Newport with the Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race on August 23, at the Newport Municipal Airport. It's the second event ...


 


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