Lighthouse B & B
young, the west coast holds many mysteries. Some of the oldest inns and
hotels in Oregon have unexplained occurances. Venture here if you dare.
Heceta Head Lighthouse B & B
92072 Highway 101 South, Yachats, Oregon (866) 547-3696
Along the rustic
coastline of Yachats, Oregon sits a legendary lighthouse and its
adjacent keeper’s house. However, it’s not just any lighthouse - it is
believed that the keeper’s house is haunted. The lighthouse has
sat on the rocky point overlooking the Pacific for about 115 years,
whereas the keeper’s house has been turned into a bed & breakfast not
too long ago. Apparently, the keeper’s house included a ghost who has
decided to stick around.
So who is the ghost
haunting the Heceta Head Bed & Breakfast? It is believed her name
is Rue who is described as a woman with silver hair and
wears a long, dark dress. Legend has it that she is believed to have
been both the wife of a past lightkeeper and the mother of a girl
who fell off the cliffs and died. The child is reportedly buried on
grounds of the lighthouse.
It seems that Rue
doesn't like her old home being with messed with. Maybe she is worried
that she will lose her home as she did her child or worried her child’s
grave may be endangered. Some episodes include the time when volunteer
workers were painting. During the night, the fire alarm kept going off.
One of the workers got up and made sure there was no fire and then went
back to bed. However, the fire alarm went off again. Once again, the
worker checked around and saw nothing - this time removed the battery
from the alarm! Oddly, though the battery had been removed, the alarm
again sounded! Creepy!
occurrence happened when a workman cleaning the attic windows said he
saw Rue up close and personal! He was so scared that he fled and
wouldn’t go back to the attic. A few days later, he accidentally broke
the attic window when he was working on the exterior of the building. He
repaired the window from the outside and refusing to enter the attic to
sweep up the glass. That night, workers reportedly heard scraping noises
coming from the attic. When one of the workers went to the attic the
next morning to investigate, he found that the glass had been swept into
a neat pile beneath the repaired window! Apparently Rue will take care
of business herself!
include hearing unexplained screams, objects mysteriously moved
location or gone missing, footsteps being heard from the attic. There
have even been reports that some have witnessed an elderly woman looking
down at them from an attic window or spotting a glimpse of a shadowy
The Heceta Head’s
haunting has been documented in Life Magazine as well as several
books. Ghost Stories of Oregon by Susan Smitten explores the
ghost of Rue in 5 ˝ pages! As well, Rue was highlighted on "The
Please use the
following link for the Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast to
learn more about this quaint and rustic seaside -and haunted inn: http://www.hecetalighthouse.com
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The Heathman Hotel
1001 SW Broadway Portland, Oregon, (503)
historical Heathman Hotel, located in downtown Portland, first
opened its doors in 1927 and like many other downtown hotels in big
cities, it has been revitalized to its former glory. The lobby is now a
gorgeous blend of Art Deco and Japanese style. But this is
certainly not the draw for haunted hotel enthusiasts. The Heathman is
also home to a ghost with the penchant for rooms ending in “03”.
There have been numerous reports that all
the rooms at The Heathman Hotel ending in “03” have weird
or mysterious occurrences when guests stay in them. Room 703 is
particularly affected by this ghost. Once a guest leaves this room,
they return to find clean towels used, glasses of water removed,
chairs and desks moved or rearranged. Could this be a crazy maid
messing with the guests? Perhaps not because hotel records show that no
one used an electronic key during the guest’s departure and arrival back
in the room. Creepy!
it isn’t just Room 703. All the rooms in the column 703, 803, 903, etc.
report strange activity. Once a psychic staying in Room 803 reported she
saw a ghost at the end of the bed. The psychic theorized that someone
may have jumped to his or her death and now haunts all the rooms that
were passed on the way down.
Please use the following link for The
Heathman Hotel to learn more about this downtown haunt:
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