Talks on Oregon Coast Paranormal on Halloween Weekend in Newport, Nehalem
(Oregon Coast) - BeachConnection.net editor Andre' Hagestedt will be exploring what things go bump in the night along the Oregon coast, with two talks on "Oregon Coast Paranormal" this weekend - one at Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport and the second at Nehalem Bay Winery near Manzanita. (photo above: a castle-like building on the north coast)
There will be two talks at the aquarium session, which is part of the Creatures of the Day celebration on Saturday, October 30. They will happen at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the event itself runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $2 and 2 cans of non-perishable food or $5 (all ages). 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport, Oregon. (541) 867- 3474.
The Nehalem Bay Winery talk starts at 4 p.m. on Halloween itself, Sunday, October 31. It is free and includes wine tasting, but anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. The winery is one of the paranormal places featured in the talks, so guests may get to do a little ghost hunting of their own. Highway 53, one mile from Highway 101 – between Nehalem and Wheeler. 503-368-9463.
What lighthouses are haunted on the coast? What spooks inhabit the Nehalem Bay Winery – and what did ghost hunter groups find there? There are haunted restaurants, fire stations and theaters; a ghost ship in Lincoln City’s Siletz Bay, rumors of unseen entities at the Seaside Aquarium and at some local bars, plus the goofy tale of a spook called Bandage Man. There’s the legends of the Nehalem Bay area that are reminiscent of the show LOST, and a horde of stories from Astoria that may make it the most haunted place on the coast. You’ll hear tales from Florence, Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Pacific City, Nehalem, Wheeler, Manzanita, Cannon Beach and Seaside as well.
On top of it, Hagestedt will talk about the weird science – even the scary science – of the Oregon coast, which includes oddities like the green flash at sunset, glowing sands, singings sands and the frightening inferno of volcanic eruptions that created the coast. There’s even the possibility we could see a part of this volcanic activity in the future.
Hagestedt runs Oregon Coast Beach Connection (Beachconnection.net), an online magazine about the Oregon coast, as well as TravelParanormal.com and OregonTravelDaily.com. An enormous science fiction and horror fan, he also loves studying science as a hobby, because, as he says: "Real science is way weirder than science fiction."
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