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

Dead Oregon Coast Whale May Have Its Home on Beach Near Manzanita
It seems to have found a permanent home at Short Sands Beach in Oswald West State Park
Cajoling Gypsy Jazz, Django-Style, Comes to Central Oregon Coast
One exotic form of music this next week: a hefty dose of gypsy jazz, a la Django Reinhardt. Lincoln City events
Oregon Coast Hwy Latest: Should One Beach Access Change Its Name?
One development this week for the Newport area of the central Oregon coast
Bloated, Stinky Whale Strands on N. Oregon Coast
The bloated corpse of a full grown Humpback whale washed ashore at Falcon Cove Beach Saturday. Seaside Aquarium, science
State of the Oregon Coast Conference, Citizen Science Events
Fascinating events centered around the politics, management and science of the Oregon coast. Lincoln City events, Yachats events, Pacific City events
Winter Predictions for Oregon Coast: the Blob, Normal Temps, and Wild Cards
Weather pundits are calling for a very average winter, meaning not good for skiers and not that great for stormwatchers

Body found on Oregon coast believed to be missing Portland man, 86 - OregonLi...
24 Sep 2016 at 1:08pm

OregonLive.com

Body found on Oregon coast believed to be missing Portland man, 86
OregonLive.com
Anderson's family expressed much gratitude to all who helped in the search, Simpson said, including the Portland Police Bureau, U.S. Coast Guard, Manzanita Police, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Tillamook County Search and Rescue.
Body Found Near Coast, Believed To Be 86-Year-Old Portland Man750 KXL
Police: Body found in Tillamook Co. believed to be missing 86-year-old Portland manKATU

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Oregon coast closed to razor clam, mussel harvesting due to toxin levels - Or...
24 Sep 2016 at 1:40pm

OregonLive.com

Oregon coast closed to razor clam, mussel harvesting due to toxin levels
OregonLive.com
SALEM ? State officials have closed razor clam digging and mussel harvesting along the entire Oregon Coast because of rising marine toxin levels. The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the ...
Marine toxin spikes along Oregon coast, delaying hopes for razor clam seasonChinook Observer

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Why the Oregon Coast Is the Underdog of American Seafood - Munchies_ Food by ...
23 Sep 2016 at 4:03pm

Munchies_ Food by VICE

Why the Oregon Coast Is the Underdog of American Seafood
Munchies_ Food by VICE
But this isn't heaven: You're just chilling at The Schooner Restaurant & Lounge in Netarts Bay, Oregon, an un-touristy, rainforest-lined piece of the Pacific Northwest coast. If you are a fan of seafood, you are about to have one of the most memorable ...


Dead Whale Returns To Oregon Coast - OPB News
20 Sep 2016 at 4:04pm

OPB News

Dead Whale Returns To Oregon Coast
OPB News
During warmer months, park staff will often bury the remains of marine mammals that wash up on Oregon's beaches to prevent smell on the busy beaches. But staff intend to leave the 38-foot carcass to decay naturally. ?Scavengers and microorganisms will ...
Humpback whale carcass washes back up on Oregon CoastKVAL
In search of true treasureOregon Coast Today
Dead whale remains wash up on Oregon shore againKOIN.com

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Dead whale on Oregon coast disappears before experts can determine what kille...
19 Sep 2016 at 1:14pm

OregonLive.com

Dead whale on Oregon coast disappears before experts can determine what killed it
OregonLive.com
A crew of marine life scientists gathered all the equipment they needed to conduct a whale version of an autopsy on a 38-foot-long humpback on a Oregon beach Monday -- but arrived to find it had disappeared. "Last night's high tide must have pulled the ...
Oregon Coast Whale: What the Tide Brings, it Takes Away... And Brings Back AgainPatch.com
Kidney Only Trace Of Whale That Washed Ashore In OregonOPB News
Whale washes back out to sea near ManzanitaNorth Coast Citizen

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Dead whale washes up on Oregon coast near Oswald West State Park (photos) - O...
17 Sep 2016 at 2:52pm

OregonLive.com

Dead whale washes up on Oregon coast near Oswald West State Park (photos)
OregonLive.com
A dead whale has washed up on the Oregon coast near Oswald West State Park. Stephanie Gooch, who lives near the state park, said her family spotted the whale on some rocks or a sandbar no more than 300 yards offshore Friday night. Gooch, 37, said she ...


 


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