180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
The Stuff Oregon Coast Nightmares are Made
|Hagestedt posing as a ghost at the Warren House in Cannon Beach
(Oregon Coast) - Something is going to go bump on two nights
on the Oregon coast in late October. Two talks on Oregon coast ghost tales
and other oddities will be given in Newport and Seaside in the final week
of the month, by Andre’ Hagestedt - editor of BeachConnection.net
The first happens in Newport at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
on Saturday, October 25, as part of the aquarium’s Creatures of
the Night celebration. The second talk happens nearly a week later at
Beach Books in Seaside, on Friday, October 31 – Halloween itself.
The Seaside event takes place at 7 p.m., and will include
a chance for others to tell their ghost experiences at the end.
|Hagestedt will speak in Seaside and Newport in October about coastal
The Oregon Coast Aquarium talk happens in various sections
from 7 p.m. to almost 9 p.m., during the aquarium’s Halloween celebration
that includes karaoke, jugglers, candy and various activities for children.
Both talks will cover the same subjects, but the aquarium
talk will be segmented into the following sections:
Astoria to Seaside: the ghost of Handsome
Paul, the mysterious army man specter of the North Coast, hauntings of
hotels and eateries, and the ghost of the Indian princess.
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Cannon Beach and Nehalem Bay: If you like
the show LOST, you’ll dig this one. Bandage Man, Haunted Tour of
Cannon Beach, the town where weird things just happen, and a haunted winery,
Ghosts of the Central Coast: Lincoln City’s
ghost ship, the haunted fire house, Depoe Bay’s angry specter, a
devilish lake, ghosts who haunt restaurants and bars, and the weird legends
|Nehalem Bay and the legends of its spirits.
Oregon Lighthouses: the dark of the light.
Heceta Head’s friendly spook, the myths of Newport’s two sentinels,
creepy Hollywood people, and the ghastly real-life history of Tillamook
Weird Science, UFO’s and Strange Secrets:
UFO sightings, experiments in black physics, an Area 51, secret military
bases, glowing sand, freaky sunset phenomena and scary lava flows.
“In spite of how it looks, I’m not a ghost
hunter or believer in the paranormal,” Hagestedt said. “Some
people collect hubcaps or stamps; I collect paranormal tales and legends.
It’s a kick in the pants. I am, however, extremely interested in
the odd and the out-there: I’m a big sci-fi geek, and huge on real
science. But these legends and such are a load of fun.”
|Some visitors travel farther than others to come to Seaside.
Hagestedt started the website Oregon
Coast Beach Connection (www.BeachConnection.net)
three years ago, covering the upper half of the Oregon coast. The site
features exhaustive details about the region, as well as daily travel,
science and entertainment news from the coast, currently clocking in at
over 19,000 pages. Part of his preparation for the site included documenting
every single beach access in the 180-mile region between Florence and
“I always say I’m so obsessed with the Oregon
coast it’s ready to take a restraining order out on me,” he
said. “Any little detail of the area fascinates me.”
Based on the growing financially successful formula and
popularity of BeachConnection.net, Hagestedt recently started TravelParanormal.com
to cover the United States and the world, with the intention of also creating
a place for travelers interested in something unusual, a forum for people
to tell their own paranormal tales, as well as the skeptics who want to
The subheading of the website is “Paranormal Fun
for the Traveler and the Skeptic.”
|Lincoln City's ghost ship is one of the topics covered during the
talks in Seaside and Newport.
Hagestedt has been a journalist and web expert since the
90’s, having begun his writing career at Salem’s Statesman
Journal in 1995, covering music and nightlife. He has since freelanced
for or been employed at various media around the northwest, including
KXL radio, The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly, Valley Business Weekly, Oregon
Coast Guide, The Rocket and numerous others over the years.
The Halloween talk at Beach Books in Seaside is free and
begins at 7 p.m. 37 N. Edgewood (next to Pizza Harbor), Seaside, Oregon.
The October 25 talk at Oregon Coast Aquarium starts
just after 7 p.m. Final schedule of will be available that night. Admission
is free with donation of a new, unwrapped toy or two items of non-perishable
food items for Lincoln County Food Share or pet food for Lincoln County
Animal Shelter enter free. Without donation adults pay $2 and kids $1.
Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport, Oregon. 541.867.3474
x 5224. www.aquarium.org.
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