Western Oregon and the Oregon Coast
Ashland | Astoria | Cannon Beach
| Cave Junction | Corvallis
| Depoe Bay | Eugene | Gold
Hill | Grants Pass |
Lincoln City | McMinnville
| Nehalem | Newport
| Salem | Tillamook
| Wolf Creek
Ashland Shakespearean Festival
The ghost of Actor Charles Laughton may haunt the Elizabethan Theater.
He is seen when King Lear is performed. The ticket office was haunted by a
singing ghost. Alex Bowmer, the founder of the festival may haunt the
theater named after him.
May be haunted by several ghosts, including a murdered pioneer girl, a
lumber jack killed in a logging accident and most strange, the ghost of a
disfigured boy who was killed in the 1920s when he was found robbing cars.
Wiccans and Druids used to perform rituals in the park as well.
Many of the University's buildings have resident spirits. Plunkett
Center witnessed a scary séance in the 1970s. Britt Hall is haunted by
the unpleasant ghost of an old janitor. A ghostly projectionist is
frequently seen in the Audio Visual booth in the second floor lecture hall
there. The basement of Suzanne Holmes dormitory is haunted by a little boy
who drowned in the pooled water that accumulated when it was being built.
Taylor and Central Halls are both haunted by the protective spirit of a security
guard who died while on the job.
Claude the Sea Monster
In 1937 sailors spotted a strange sea critter at the mouth of the Columbia
Fire Station Museum
Former Uppertown fire station haunted by ghost of sleepwalking firefighter
who fell down pole.
Ft. Stevens State Park
An old Navy watchman may still walk his route around the old shore
battery gun emplacements.
Chamber of Commerce may be able to direct you toward some of the haunts like
Ft. Stevens and the Flavel House, which I was told... was not haunted
A phantom figure dressed in bloody bandages jumps in the back of trucks
on the coast highway.
Two hikers on the trail at Ecola State Park experienced a time slip
Oregon Caves Lodge
The disappointed bride and ghost Elisabeth haunts the lodge.
She usually torments the staff.
The Historical Museum may be haunted by a departed soldiers. Some of
the German soldiers who were kept at Camp Adair during World War II died in an
infirmary there. They may also remain behind.
The site of a UFO hunt in the late 1950s and again in 1950. Rumors of
a furry space alien still persist. I would advise anyone against crossing
private land to reach the dried up lake..
Not strictly speaking a ghost, some people believe that Francis Drake landed
in Whale Cove, just south of Depoe Bay. Housing developments are quickly
covering the area, so Drake's Camp, if it existed there may now be gone.
The Spouting Horn has served as a boarding house, Coast Guard Station and
finally a restaurant. It is haunted by the spirit of a burly sailor who
hangs out in the upstairs bar.
South Eugene High School
School auditorium may be haunted by ghost of a student who fell from
the attic in the 1950s.
The Oregon Vortex
This is an interesting mix of earth energies and optical illusions.
A Native American sacred site, the Lodge is also haunted
Cook Inn in Lincoln City is not haunted but is ghost hunter friendly.
I usually stay there when I am in Lincoln City. The managers, Tim and
Veronica are ghost hunters themselves and sometimes they offer ghost hunter
Devil's Lake State Park
There is a lake monster who took a canoe of Native American warriors shortly
after the time of Lewis and Clark. Other legends say that it takes at
least one soul a year.
A ghostly sailing ship has been seen several times sailing up Schooner
Creek, on the (now)
silted up Siletz Bay in South Lincoln City.
The working fire station next to the IGA, houses the haunted Devil's Lake
fire engine, who wanders the fire station. The ghost is that of a
firefighter who had a heart attack on a call in the 1950s. It is not open
as a tourist attraction, so look but please don't go knocking on the door.
Lincoln County Historical Museum
The museum is housed in the old fire station. It is hard to tell
whether it is haunted by old-time firefighters or the exhibits are
haunted. Don't play the organ on the second floor.
Historic Lincoln City home converted into a restaurant. Haunted by
spirit of a friendly woman and maybe an old man.
Built in 1905, the hotel was used a by a declining clientele until the
McMenamins bought it in 1998. John "The Ghost" appeared in the
1980s and may be a long-term resident who died there. He's seen in the
first two floors and felt in the basement bar.
Is located in Oswald State Park. The mountain was sacred to many
Native Americans. In more recent years, treasure hunters have dug up the
land searching for a legendary Spanish treasure. Many of died when their
holes collapsed on them. Is this the mountain taking revenge?
Oar House Bed & Breakfast
A suicidal housemaid haunts this former brothel, made from the planks
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Located in Newport, it is hard to tell if this lighthouse is haunted by an urban legend
or a murdered girl. Many visitors have reported seeing strange lights here
after dark. A hitchhiker reported talking to the girl.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Located north of Newport, there may be two ghosts haunting this lighthouse.
One is a worker who fell into the hollow wall during construction. His
body was never recovered. The other is a Lighthouse Keeper who had a heart
attack while climbing the stairs to tend the light.
Busick Court Restaurant
Unconfirmed reports of ghosts haunting this place.
Is it the building or the exhibits that are haunted here? I recently
heard Children's voices coming from the Jason Lee House. When I
investigated, the building was empty.
Oregon's Governor's Mansion
The first floor of this once private mansion has a reputation of being
haunted. Tours are not open to ghost hunters. The new Governor may
feel differently about the paranormal.
Fine Italian restaurant on the first floor of this supposedly haunted old
rooming house. No confirmed reports from the management at this time.
Again, is is the emotions of patrons that echo in the old theater, or some
Thompson Road House
Former residence, now a McMenamin’s club, haunted by eccentric former
owner, who has been seen, heard and felt. Electronics affected.
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse
There are strange stories about this isolated lighthouse, now a repository
cremated remains. The engineer who was hired to build the lighthouse was
swept off the island. Frequent storms kept the Lighthouse Keepers isolated
and maybe a bit stir crazy.
Wolf Creek Inn
Wolf Creek is an old stagecoach stop located in Southern Oregon. It
was a stopover point for Hollywood types like Clark Gable and authors such as
Jack London, who may haunt the second floor, near his old room.
Haceta Head Lighthouse
Now a B&B, this historic lighthouse has an active ghost; the spirit of a
past Keeper's wife. She has appeared to several people and tries to keep
the place tidy.
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