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

Clan of the Cave Bear Author Visits Oregon Coast
Lincoln City Cultural Center will welcome a famed Oregon author on September14 with Jean Auel, who penned the Clan of the Cave Bear series. Lincoln City events
Special, Whimsical Glass Art Drops Coming to Central Oregon Coast
A special glass art drop series begins in September in Lincoln City - the warmest time of year on the Oregon coast. Lincoln City events
Five Reasons Doctor Who Should Film on the Oregon Coast
So much of this area looks like some place everyone's favorite time traveler would end up at one point or another
Oregon Coast and River Cleanup Date Announced: 30th Anniversary
September 27 is the date for what is now known as the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, celebrating 30 years
Popular N. Oregon Coast Cottage Tour in September
It's the 11th annual Cannon Beach Cottage Tour, happening September 12 to 14, put on by the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Cannon Beach events
N. Oregon Coast Canoe Adventure, More Nature Walks
More guided outdoor fun happens along the north Oregon coast in August with canoeing and hikes. Seaside events, Astoria events, kids

Tom Arnold roughs it on the Oregon Coast in 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls .....
18 Aug 2014 at 12:28pm

Tom Arnold roughs it on the Oregon Coast in 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Somewhere around the time Bear Grylls was reaching into an Oregon stream and grabbing for a fish with his bare hands, Tom Arnold was wondering, "Why are we not faking this?" Accustomed to shooting movies or TV where the actors take a break and let ...

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Drive-by gunfire kills man along Oregon Coast beach; accused shooter commits ...
19 Aug 2014 at 10:00am

WZZM

Drive-by gunfire kills man along Oregon Coast beach; accused shooter commits ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
COOS BAY ? A Michigan man who decided to camp at the Oregon coast after exhibiting at a local recreational vehicle show was shot and killed as he slept by a drive-by gunman who shot up five vehicles in the beach parking lot before killing himself with ...
Sleeping camper fatally shot at Oregon beachSan Jose Mercury News
Walker man shot and killed while vacationing in OregonWZZM
Prosecutor: Gunman, father, Michigan camper found dead after Oregon beach ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
UPI.com -ABC News
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Oregon beach shooting: Dead gunman's father also found shot to death - The Or...
19 Aug 2014 at 6:58pm

Oregon beach shooting: Dead gunman's father also found shot to death
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
A road block closes access to Bastendorf Beach outside Coos Bay on Tuesday, where authorities say a drive-by gunman shot into five vehicles, killing a Michigan man as he slept, then shot and killed himself. Authorities say they have reason to believe ...


Diabetic mushroom picker missing along Oregon coast - The Oregonian - OregonL...
18 Aug 2014 at 12:38pm

Diabetic mushroom picker missing along Oregon coast
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
COOS BAY ? Authorities are searching along the Oregon Coast for a mushroom picker who suffers from diabetes and was too weak to walk out of the woods. The Coos County Sheriff's Office says the man's brother left him behind to seek help Sunday ...


Tanker crewman buried at sea as disabled ship drifts off Oregon coast - The O...
18 Aug 2014 at 1:08pm

KTVZ

Tanker crewman buried at sea as disabled ship drifts off Oregon coast
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Tanker disabled off Oregon coast Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to help the 22-person crew of a 485-foot Bahamian-flagged chemical tanker after a fire in the main engine room disabled the vessel, leaving it without propulsion, about 700 ...
Stranded ship drifts off Oregon coast; crewman buried at seaHeraldNet
Stranded ship drifts off Oregon; crewman buried at seaThe Columbian
Coast Guard Unable to Fix Stranded Ship's EnginesMilitary.com

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Engine fire disables commercial chemical tanker off Oregon coast; 1 crew ... ...
15 Aug 2014 at 8:25pm

KTVZ

Engine fire disables commercial chemical tanker off Oregon coast; 1 crew ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Tanker disabled off Oregon coast Coast Guard air and cutter forces continue to help the 22-person crew of a 485-foot Bahamian-flagged chemical tanker after a fire in the main engine room disabled the vessel, leaving it without propulsion, about 700 ...
Chemical Tanker Adrift Off Oregon CoastOPB News
Fire disables tanker off OregonThe Columbian

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