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I wish I could say I was the one in on this story, but credit goes to Aileen Garoutté who sent this out to her readers. Oregon MUFON has a presence in this story, as does Eric Byler of Oregon UFO Research.
UFOs and Aliens Reaching Out With “Signs,” Say Paranormal Experts
huliq – STONEFIELD BEACH, Oregon – When viewing the greenish tide pool at this remote spot along the central Oregon coast, local unidentifiable flying object (UFO) experts note it’s “a whole new color experience.” The tide pool in question fires the imagination because “rocks will float on it.” All this is not news, however, to a world that’s been hearing about UFO sightings almost daily. Thus, even this latest discovery seems to be “no big deal.”
A wealth of UFO evidence exists along Oregon coast
While more and more visitors to the central Oregon coast on a quest to see their own UFO sightings, it’s no wonder that some think it’s “getting old.”
In fact, UFO and aliens are considered to be a kin to “rock stars” here in this somewhat “strange” state that boasts numerous UFO organizations, clubs and followings that number in the tens of thousands.
This state is so “into” UFO’s and aliens that it’s no big deal when there’s a UFO sighting, “because that happens around here almost every day.”
“I mean, what’s up at Stonefield Beach is just sort of “ho-hum,” said one local.
“I’d say we’ve seen it all before. UFO sightings are interesting, but I’d say our attitude around — when it comes to these alien visitors – is you’re most welcome and please don’t zap us,” joked the resident who lives down Highway 101 from Stonefield Beach.
At the same time, more serious UFO experts are wondering about Stonefield’s green goodish water that’s attracting a lot of attention from experts, to include marine biologists at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in nearby Newport, Oregon.
“No, it’s not some sort of algae or something from the Pacific. It’s strange, and I can’t explain it,” says Hugh Miller who’s a member of The Trails End Paranormal Society of Oregon.
“They’ve taken a lot of it,” adds Miller. “But what’s left is amazing.”
Still, even this green tide pool doesn’t get much of a rise from coastal residents who don’t want so much attention paid to this remote area where they live off the grid for whatever reasons.
“I guess it’s because there’s so much in the way of UFO sightings here in Oregon,” adds Miller whose Trails End Paranormal Society recently held something dubbed the “Rose City Paranormal Conference” in Portland, Oct. 14-16.
Due to the rash of recent UFO sightings in Oregon, China and other parts of the world, the conference was well attended, says Miller who’s been researching Oregon UFO’s for the past 45 years.
“We had a very interesting Eric Byler of Oregon UFO Research as our guest speaker. He more or less said ‘they’re with us, and don’t worry since all will be revealed soon.’ I’m not sure when or where since I’ve been at this for so long. But, being here today at Stonefield and testing this green water, makes me think he’s right.
We may know something soon about the alien’s intentions,” he added during an interview near the green tide pool at Stonefield beach.
When describing Stonefield Beach, locals want visitors to stay away
The Oregon coast has long been associated with UFO encounters due to such things as the geologic oddity of rock formations along the coast that some say are makers for UFO visits.
In fact, Stonefield is perhaps the most secluded and exclusive of the central Oregon coast parks.
There are formally declassified documents at a nearby Newport historic museum points to a period during World War II and then in the late 1950’s when “the U.S. government installed numerous secret look out facilities in the area around Cape Perpetua.”
What’s interesting to local UFO hunters is that one of these “stone” lookout bunkers still sits near the top of Cape Perpetua that looks right down on Stonefield Beach.
“It’s sort of prehistoric. There’s remains of whales, sea lions and the only place that I know of along the coast where you see dozens of wild rabbits that are huge in size,” says Kinney. “And, there’s these people who camp out and burn fires amongst the Stonefield rock formations that’s creepy.”
What’s also creepy, adds Kinney, “is the locals want you out of here, big time. They know this is a free beach and part of Oregon’s national recreation area, but don’t hang at Stonefield after hours.”
At Stonefield, there’s no such thing as popular beach spots, or shops or restaurants. “There’s just death on the beach and the place reeks to high heaven. It’s as if someone or something doesn’t want the locals or tourists to visit there,” says coastal resident Mackenzie Ryan.
Moreover, Ryan notes “these strange lights and an eerie glow that seems to light up everything around. You see the light on the drift wood that litters the Stonefield beach, and you see it in the sky over the mountains that sit right behind this beach spot. There’s no place like it.”
Along a grassy hill there sits — in the sea of rocks – what can only be described as mounds of formed and hardened sand. “We can’t explain it. It’s these small mounds and the crazy glow on everything at Stonefield that spooks us at this time of the year.”
Oregon UFO groups are many with participation increasing
The joke around UFO circles in Oregon is there’s “more UFO hunters than aliens.” Or, “UFO’s are an equal opportunity phenomenon.”
One leading group is known as “MUFON,” for “Mutual UFO Network, Inc.” MUFON’s charter states that it will seek to “investigate the UFO phenomenon in a scientific manner as funds and expertise allow. To this end, MUFON strives to establish a presence in every state of the United States and even in every country of the world since the UFO phenomenon knows no boundaries.
MUFON members advise those who are frightened of having “first contact,” that “it’s perfectly safe.”
At the same time, MUFON guidance for “civilians” is a UFO sighting is not so much something “you see,” but “more of a feeling” along the lines of a “deeper psychic intuition.”
One Oregon MUFON expert notes that when he takes say “a couple hundred photos an hour” of UFO’s over Oregon communities that, perhaps, only about “two or three show a UFO clearly enough to say it’s alien.”
I recently wrote a piece about the multi-colored entities described as “walking tree stumps” witnessed by young Kathy Reeves in Newport, Oregon in 1966. (Newport, Oregon: A “New” Port(al)?
A Bigfoot sighting in 1999, in McMinnville, Oregon (home of the famous Trent UFO photos; the town hosts an annual UFO Festival every May, this May will be the 10th one) reminded me of the Reeves case thirty years earlier. While not the same kind of event, and not on the coast (McMinnville is approximately a hundred miles from Newport on the coast) the following story does describe the Bigfoot type creature as a “walking tree.”
Date: February 2 1999
Several campers at an isolated ranch were sitting around a campfire when they heard some noises in the brush. They went to look and found some weird footprints and followed them. They went through the woods and into a meadow and saw a huge bizarre creature resembling a walking tree, except for the head. The creature was walking through the meadow at a very fast pace. It scurried away as they shone a flashlight at it. Later that night the campers saw a bright light shoot over the area at high speed.
HC addition # 3380
Source: Filer’s Files # 6
High Strangeness Index: 6
Reliability of Source: 7
Comments: The location is indeed the scene of the famous 1950 photographs of farmer Paul Trent.
1999 HUMANOID REPORTS
Compiled by Albert Rosales
(This appears on Tim Binnall’s site Binnall of America in the Trickster’s Realm section, a column I write for the site.)
Some UFO events include the appearance of strange entities that don’t seem to be extraterrestrial, but they don’t appear to be cryptozoological either. Of course, we don’t know what extraterrestrial is or what it should look like, not really, so we can’t assume something is, or, isn’t, from outer space. But if some of these weird beings aren’t from outer space, and they don’t seem to be “animals” what are they?
One UFO case that has seemingly one of a kind, not quite animal not quite alien entities is the Oregon Reeves case. In the spring of 1966, on the central Oregon coast in the town of Newport, on Pioneer Mountain Road, the Reeves family experienced several nights of UFO related high strangeness, It all began when sixteen year old Kathy Reeves was walking home with a friend across a large field when they saw three, small “walking stumps” moving across the field. They were multicolored; (some writers have them wearing outfits, other say the objects were themselves colored) orange, white, yellow, blue even “watermelon” colored. Were these “stumps” machines? Biological? Animals, or aliens?
Loren Coleman in his book Mothman and Other Curious Encounters, writes that Pioneer Mountain Road “had always been weird,” according to locals. (It is a spooky kind of road.) Coleman plays his name game with Newport; commenting that the city is a “new port” for weird events to come through, and that the name Reeves seems to be at the top of the list for people experiencing Fortean events. The Oregon Reeves family experienced quite a bit of high strangeness after Kathy Reeves stumps sighting; colored lights moving both inside and outside the house, UFOs, etc. These events were witnessed by others on Pioneer Mountain, and UFOs were seen by several witnesses in other parts of Newport.
Were these awkwardly moving, headless “stumps” alien? They were seen in proximity to a machine or craft of some kind that gave off smoke and seemed to be surrounded by lights. Was this a crashed saucer from outer space? Or were the strange events of 1966 a military experiment of some kind? Recently the blog Naveed’s Realm posted an interesting item about hidden bases, including two in Oregon; one in the Crater Lake area, and one in the Newport area:
located around the Lincoln City area (on the gorgeous Oregon Coast) in the Van Duzer Corridor. There people have seen everything from weird lights to army bases somewhere in the woods. One couple apparently even had some missing time out in that area, which tends to be a good sign of alien abduction.
A perfect setting for all kinds of juicy conspiracy black ops/psy ops kind of theories. (Which doesn’t’ make it any the less possible.)
Was the Reeves case paranormal, rather than military or alien? One couple said they saw entities that looked like a cyclops in the area. The Reeves experience was not pleasant, they were plagued by strange moving lights and other phenomena, and ended up moving out of their home. Clumsily multicolored stumps that walked, smoking machines, colored lights with no discernible source, “cyclops,” … something very weird was going on in Newport, Oregon in 1966. After all, the area has a history of high strangeness in general, including UFO events. It does appear that in some UFO and alien events, the UFOs and entities seem to mimic paranormal, ghost like or poltergeist phenomena. The Newport area is indeed a portal of paranormal, inter-dimensiaonl activity, facilitating all kinds of Fortean phenomena to come through. There are other cases that I’ll write about in future Trickster Realm columns.
As to the Reeves case, as weirdly unique as it was, the strange occurrences did happen during a nation wide UFO flap. Whether the strange stumps were related to UFOs from space, entering through the “new port” or something utterly paranormal, we’ll probably never know.
One last thing: as we know, moments of synchronicity happen all the time when researching UFOs and esoteric subjects. I had just finished this article, when I took a break and checked my e-mail. And found that Chris Holly, one of the contributors to my blog Women Of Esoterica, had just submitted an article – The 60’s A Hot Bed of UFO Activity for Long Island New York – on the UFO flap in the 1960s!
“> Hidden Bases in my Locale . . . Oregon!
Loren Coleman: Mothman and Other Curious Encounters (p168)
Photographs by Regan Lee