The Historic Town In Oregon With A Terribly Creepy Past
As the oldest American settlement on the west coast, Astoria has a rich history spanning more than 200 years. From maritime warfare to battles between settlers and native tribes, this Oregon town has seen it all. Of course, a place with so much history is subject to lots of lore and legends, and Astoria is no exception. In fact, many consider it to be the most haunted town in Oregon. Read on to learn about the creepy history and hauntings around Astoria…
Have you spent time exploring Astoria? Did you know it was filled with so many haunted places? Share your thoughts and experiences about the most haunted town in Oregon in the comments below!.
For more spooky spots in the Beaver State, check out our previous article: This Underground Tunnel In Oregon Has A Dark And Evil History That Will Never Be Forgotten.
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What are some other creepy places in Oregon?
In the fall, the landscape of the Beaver State comes alive with color, which creates an enchanting and irresistible experience. But as fall gives way to winter and the leaves begin to shrivel and shed, there’s a stillness that descends upon Oregon that’s positively eerie. And it’s during this late-fall season that we recommend checking out Oregon’s most haunted places… because there really isn’t anything better than reveling in delightful, frightful fun. This creepy day trip will take you through some of the spookiest and most haunted places in Oregon, and it’s positively perfect for fall!
Are there any ghost towns in Oregon?
There are -- wait for it -- 200 ghost towns in Oregon. Yep -- 200! With its deep pioneer roots and history with the Gold Rush and Western expansion (and of course, the eponymous Oregon Trail), there are quite a few ghost towns hiding in Oregon. One of our favorites to explore is Shaniko, which you can read all about in this article!
What are some fun things to do in Astoria?
Astoria may be the most haunted town in Oregon, but that shouldn't stop you from visiting this historic place! In fact, if you're into pop culture, you'll be positively delighted by Astoria. This winsome town is actually home to the Oregon Film Museum, a place where film fans can totally geek out over the Beaver State's most famous flicks, and even experience iconic moments in movie history. For fans of "The Goonies," this place is a filmic mecca. The museum is housed in the old Clatsop County Jail in Astoria, which was a working jail from 1914 through 1976, and is most famous for its cameos in "The Goonies." This building, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was used in the iconic opening chase sequence of the 1985 classic. Today, guests can visit and be part of the movie magic, posing for photo ops by iconic sets and costumes!