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

Oregon Coast Beach Bill Parties Kick Off in Cannon Beach, May 13
Cannon Beach will be the first town to kick off this year's celebration of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th anniversary. Cannon Beach events
Rainspout Music Fest Rocks Yachats Area of Oregon Coast This Weekend
The tiny town of Yachats hosts this grand affair on April 28 -30. Yachats events
N. Oregon Coast Events: Tillamook History Book, Local Seafood Issues
What's going on with the local seafood industry on the Oregon coast and around Oregon? Tillamook events, Pacific City events
Swarm of Five Small Quakes Off Oregon Coast Last Week
A string of five small earthquakes rattled off the Oregon coast this last week, with four on Saturday alone. Geology
Asteroid Swings Close Tonight, Possibly Seen Around Oregon, the Coast
It will pass close by Earth tonight and be visible with small telescopes. Science
The Giant Misconception About Oregon Coast Sea Foam: Actually Awesome
One puzzling reaction is that many think sea foam is bad, but it's a very good thing. Science, Hatfield, Seaside Aquarium, kids, travel tips

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Ask Oregon: Camping on the Coast Near Historic Towns - Coast Explorer Magazine
28 Apr 2017 at 1:15pm

Coast Explorer Magazine

Ask Oregon: Camping on the Coast Near Historic Towns
Coast Explorer Magazine
Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answeres questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Question: Where can we go tent camping on the Oregon Coast close to a historic town we can explore? Answer: There are ...


8 shipwrecks that still haunt the Oregon coast - OregonLive.com
22 Apr 2017 at 6:17am

OregonLive.com

8 shipwrecks that still haunt the Oregon coast
OregonLive.com
Without a doubt the most iconic shipwreck on the Oregon coast, the wreck of the Peter Iredale is found just beyond a parking area at Fort Stevens State Park. Only the steel hull remains of the 275-foot sailing ship, which ran aground in 1906. The ship ...


Gems take a shine to spring weather - Oregon Coast Today
25 Apr 2017 at 3:50pm

Gems take a shine to spring weather
Oregon Coast Today
As spring makes its presence felt on the Oregon Coast, the Yachats-based Coastal gems walking group will celebrate with a trip to Florence on Tuesday, May 2. The group will tackle the 10-kilometer Three Lakes route, which has mostly flat terrain and ...


Where music rains supreme - Oregon Coast Today
25 Apr 2017 at 3:34pm

Oregon Coast Today

Where music rains supreme
Oregon Coast Today
He has performed with artists including Halie Loren, The Oregon Composers' Big Band and The Harry James Orchestra, among others. The group's artistic director is accordion virtuoso Sergei Teleshev, classically trained at the Academy of Music in ...


Stuck on magnets - Oregon Coast Today
25 Apr 2017 at 3:41pm

Stuck on magnets
Oregon Coast Today
I didn't give much thought to the decorative correctness (grin) of refrigerator magnets until one day when a friend was visiting. As she stood eyeing my varied collection, she said, ?Bob won't let me put magnets on our refrigerator.? And seeing her ...


 


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