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New Travel Website Asks for Paranormal Submissions,
|Oregon's Heceta Head Lighthouse purportedly has quite the real haunting
(Portland, Oregon) - A new travel site for the entire U.S.
is getting ready to be launched by Oregon
Coast Beach Connection. TravelParanormal.com is asking the public
to submit their tales of the paranormal from either their hometown or
from their own travels. It’s also set to start a bit of controversy
and tension as it’s asking for not only tales of the paranormal,
but it wants to hear from skeptics who would like to - or who can - debunk
will soon hit the Net, with the subheading of “Paranormal Fun for
the Traveler and the Skeptic.” It will feature some articles written
by staff, but mostly submissions from travelers, residents and skeptics
with an interest in the esoteric subject.
The website is the creation of Oregon
Coast Beach Connection (BeachConnection.net) editor and owner Andre’
Hagestedt. While Oregon Coast Beach Connection is an online magazine about
the Oregon coast, specializing in travel, tourism, science and entertainment
news, its coverage of ghost tales of the Oregon coast has always proven
extremely popular, snagging a lot of hits. TravelParanormal.com
will take all that several steps further.
cover weird travel concepts and sites for all fifty states in the United
States, with a special section for international travel. Guidelines for
submission and contact will be at the end of this article.
"People love to see their own stuff online,"
Hagestedt said. "That whole user-generated content thing has been
big for years. That’s one big advantage to this. Travel is huge
online, especially if you have something different about an area to talk
about. People also suck up the whole paranormal thing, and it’s
fun to read about sometimes, even if you don't believe in it. So there
are three irresistible combinations right there. But if you also throw
in the element of tension from those skeptics who can submit their explanations
for what’s happening, I think we’ll have a monster of a time."
said he does not want to come across as a paranormal investigator.
I'm not," he said. "I think it's fun to collect these tales,
in the way a sociologist would. That’s one reason I want alternative
explanations to these already alternative claims of hauntings, ghosts,
UFO's and whatever. I don’t really believe in this stuff, although
I do have an open mind. Besides, that kind of dialog, even tension, will
be engaging to watch on the website."
is still deep under construction, with many aspects being ironed out.
But Hagestedt hopes to launch before the end of September, and hopefully
with a few tales and debunkings in hand with which to inaugurate the website.
It will start off with at least a few paranormal stories
from the Oregon coast and Portland:
- The Shanghai tunnels of Portland and its history of spooks.
- Haunted bars in Portland and the Salem area.
- The UFO history of the McMinnville area.
- Haunted lighthouses on the Oregon coast and their explanations.
- The many haunted buildings of Astoria.
- The odd phenomenon known as the “Wheeler Moment,” where
strange coincidences happen with startling regularity in one small Oregon
coast village, and their similarities to the show “LOST.”
- Weird scientific phenomena of the coastal region.
says he’s especially anxious to hear from the East Coast, particularly
Massachusetts – the very oldest parts of America. He wants to encourage
visitor centers around the U.S. to submit stories about their area (must
be at least 250 words long).
Contact Hagestedt at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit
paranormal spots you live near or have visited. Text must be at least
250 words long in order to be published. Photos are very welcome, but
cannot be bigger than one megabyte. Full credit will be given and a link
to the submitter’s website, if so desired.
The same guidelines are true of non-believers in the paranormal
who wish to debunk a myth about an area or explain it in more conventional
reserves the right to edit all submissions for clarity, grammatical errors
and unacceptable language. More information can be found on the website.
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