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Oregon Coast Ghosts
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse: An Oregon Coast Ghost Story

YaquinaLighthouse6This legend tells of the ghost of Muriel Travenard. Muriel was born at the end of the 19th century and lost her mother when she was quite young. When she was a teenager her father droped her off in Newport to visit friends.

During her visit Muriel and her friends went exploring. The curios teenages visited the abandoned lighthouse and the surrounding area. Before leaving, Muriel went back to the light to retrieve her scarf and never returned to her friends.

No amount of calling out got any response, and when her friends went inside the lighthouse, they saw a pool of blood on the floor leading to the closed iron plate. Try as they might they could not pry the plate open.

Siletz Bay Ghost Ship: An Oregon Coast Ghost Story
Lincoln City

SiletzBayThere are several tales about Oregon Coast Ghost Ships. On Siletz Bay numerous locals have talked about seeing a ghost ship appear and then disappear over the years.

There have been several shipwrecks in Siletz Bay and the skeleton of one such wreckage was visible there until the 80's.

The vessel, likely a schooner or a brig, had been buried in the mudflats of the bay, which was a working harbor in the early part of last century.

The Gray Lady at Heceta Head Lighthouse: An Oregon Coast Ghost Story

Lighthouse_oldThere is an Oregon Coast Ghost Story about Heceta Head and the Gray Lady.

Named for the Spanish sailor Don Bruno Heceta who discovered the location in 1755, the Heceta Head Lighthouse sits in a beautiful location on the coast of Oregon just north of Florence and is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States.

Heceta Head Lighthouse serves as both a navigational aid to mariners and a popular tourist spot offering a 549-acre park of trails, viewpoints, tide pools, wildlife habitat and sandy beach formerly known as Devil's Elbow State Park. The area has since been renamed Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint known and includes the cove south of the lighthouse and the lighthouse itself.

Mystery rocks on the beach, a haunted hotel and the famous "Wheeler Moment": An Oregon Coast Ghost Story
Manzanita - Nehalem - Wheeler

Manzanita, which sits at the north end of the Nehalem Bay, is shrouded in mists and mystery, with Neahkahnie Mountain looming overhead and legends of a galleon and its buried treasures. Some versions of that tale contain atrocities including the tale of burying their African slaves alive with the treasure to keep the natives away. Mysteries of an Oregon Beach

On its beaches, there are mysterious piles of rocks that have appeared over the years, apparently overnight. Sometimes they appear as single piles or stacks. No one has ever figured out who is responsible, creating speculation of an otherworldly artist.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse is haunted: An Oregon Coast Ghost Story

On the Northern Oregon Coast, one mile west of Tillamook Head, a rock rises from the ocean. Local Indian Legends tell of ocean tunnels that are inhabited by spirits allowing them to come to the surface on this imposing rock where sheer cliffs drop straight into the sea to depths of 96 to 240 feet.TillamookRockand_Light_1891-2