Sunset Beach

 

The story I’m about to tell you is actually about two separate events, but given the subject matter and the fact that both took place in the same location, I usually think of them as two parts of the same story.

Anyway…I grew up in a small town on the southern Oregon coast. The beaches there are beautiful, but given the cold, wet climate, they’re usually only frequented by sight-seers and bored locals. The most popular of the local beaches is Sunset Bay State Park, or, as the locals refer to it, ‘Sunset Beach’.

It’s not a large beach…but it’s beautiful there. There are tide-pools to explore, countless nature trails and hiking paths, barbecue areas, a campground, etc. Having grown-up there, though, I eventually began thinking of the beach as a cold, wet, windy place that was often an awful place to visit. Still…in an area with nothing to do, I often got dragged to the beach by friends who, for some reason, still enjoyed it there.

It was on one such occasion when the first event occurred. I’d gone to Sunset Beach with a couple female friends of mine, and we were busying ourselves by exploring the tide-pools and taking photos of the picturesque views…when suddenly one of us (I can’t remember who, exactly) spotted a strange light/object in the sky. From where we were, it looked like a plane at first…but it wasn’t moving. It was just sort-of a pulsing light hovering in the sky.

Then it suddenly vanished and reappeared almost instantly in a different part of the sky…quite far from where it had been before. We watched it for a moment…then it vanished again, and reappeared somewhere else. It did this several times before vanishing entirely. We tried getting pictures and video of it, but given how high it was in the sky, our cameras didn’t pick it up. We thought it was weird and even kinda’ cool…but we weren’t 100% convinced that it was alien in nature.

Fast-forward several years. I had found myself homeless, and the only thing my family was willing to do to help me out, was to get me a tent and set me up in a campground. Since you can only stay in a campground for a week or two max., I sort-of bounced from one to the next, until I’d stayed at most of the local campgrounds.

While I was staying at Sunset Beach, I never saw any strange objects or lights, or anything out of the ordinary…but I did hear something that chilled me to the bone. While I was lounging in my tent one day, I heard this very loud noise that sounded like a jet flying over-head…only WAY TOO LOUD…like it was flying extremely low. Also, it didn’t fade-in or out. It just started…went on for a minute or two, then suddenly stopped. It didn’t seem to be moving, either. Basically, it sounded like a jet hovering 50 meters over my tent…which isn’t possible.

I sat there sort-of stunned until the sound stopped. I then regained my senses, and went outside…only to find NOTHING. There was nothing in the sky but clouds, and no vehicles around. Everything seemed normal. It was strange.

The next day (which was my last at that campground), I heard the noise again…but this time I wasn’t as shocked, and I hurried out of my tent to see what it was. When I got outside, I could still hear it…as loud as ever…but I could see NOTHING. Again, nothing was in the sky, and there were no vehicles around…nothing at all that could have produced a sound like that.

When I told my mom about it later that day, she laughed at me at first. She’s never really believed in aliens or the paranormal at all…but she then told me that several of the residents at the RV Park her and my dad managed (just a couple miles from Sunset Beach), had mentioned the sound, too, and were just as baffled by it. Mind you, these are elderly residents…most rather wealthy and reasonable people. Not the sort prone to flights of fancy.

I’m a 36-year-old intelligent guy, and also extremely familiar with the area where these events occurred…and I can’t think of ANY logical explanation…especially for that sound. I mean, it was like standing a few meters from a Boeing 747 as it starts, then stops its’ engines. It was THAT loud. A couple years later I started seeing reports online of people hearing strange, loud sounds that were seemingly coming from nowhere, and I now wonder if they’re hearing what I did. Anyway…Sunset Beach is a real place…you can easily find it online. Check it out sometime if you’re interested the unknown. You may just find what you’re looking for there.