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

Red Skies in Oregon, the Coast, Come from Russian Wildfires
Sunday's intensely red sunset around Oregon - and especially the coast - was the result of wildfires thousands of miles away. Science, weather
Survivor Auditions Held on Central Oregon Coast in May
Lincoln City's Chinook Winds Casino Resort and KOIN 6 News are hosting an open Casting Call for Survivor on Sunday, May 17. Lincoln City events
N. Oregon Coast Readies for 30th Annual Goonies Day Shindig
The town where much of it was filmed, Astoria, is celebrating the 30 years with its annual Goonies Day on June 4 through 7. Astoria events, Cannon Beach events
Oregon Coast, Japanese Scientists Need Help Finding Transponders in Tsunami R...
The transponders are orange and yellow and are about the size of a 2-liter bottle
Season of Seal Babies Again on Oregon Coast: Cause for Warnings
While cute and cuddly beyond belief, you absolutely have to let these little ones alone. Seaside Aquarium
Oregon Coast Scientists Join with Russians in Whale Migration Discovery
The study, which included members of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, has raised questions about the North Pacific Gray whale's status as an endangered species

Best hikes on northern Oregon coast, mountains to sea - OregonLive.com
19 Apr 2015 at 9:09am

Best hikes on northern Oregon coast, mountains to sea
Want to catch your breath in some fresh sea air this summer? Take one or more of these five best hikes on the northern Oregon coast. Always keep an eye on the weather when hiking on the coast, though summer is relatively safe. Always keep an eye on the ...

Root learning - Oregon Coast Today
21 Apr 2015 at 2:02pm

Oregon Coast Today

Root learning
Oregon Coast Today
Once the mud starts dry, my sister and I hit the trails that entwine the Central Oregon Coast. As we walk, we always seem to fall into a game of ?Name that Tree.? It's an exercise in plant identification at which I do not excel, especially in the case ...

McCall of duty - Oregon Coast Today
21 Apr 2015 at 2:19pm

Oregon Coast Today

McCall of duty
Oregon Coast Today
With speculation about potential presidents reaching fever pitch a mere 19 months before voters go to the polls at the 2016 election, the time is ripe for a piece of political speculation from a bygone age. On Sunday, April 26, Oregon Coast author Bill ...

Sign of the times - Oregon Coast Today
21 Apr 2015 at 2:19pm

Oregon Coast Today

Sign of the times
Oregon Coast Today
Lincoln City's Community Days celebration will extend its warm embrace to a flock of coastal authors on Saturday, April 25, with a mass book-signing event at North by Northwest Books and Antiques. Among the authors attending are Christy Fifield, whose ...

A passion for dashin' - Oregon Coast Today
21 Apr 2015 at 2:19pm

Oregon Coast Today

A passion for dashin'
Oregon Coast Today
The Dash is the first watercross race of this year's Northwest Jet Sports season ? which goes on to include contests in Lakeside, Oregon; Oroville, Washington; and Pateros, Washington. Races will start at 8 am on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April ...

A real grass act - Oregon Coast Today
21 Apr 2015 at 2:19pm

Oregon Coast Today

A real grass act
Oregon Coast Today
A versatile musical ensemble led by Asher's tenacious trombone and sweet vocals, this band of all-stars from New York City's vibrant early jazz scene performs coast to coast in the finest jazz clubs to the busiest swing dance halls. The group draws on ...


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