OPEN HOUSE AT OCEAN CREEK BED AND BREAKFAST:
THE GHOST IS GONE, BUT HER LEGEND LIVES ON!
A new bed and breakfast in Yachats, which includes the history of a past ghostly presence, will be the site of an open house on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jim Murphy and Diane Disse, owners of the Ocean Creek Bed and Breakfast located just south of the Yachats city limits at 1010 Hwy. 101 S., will offer tours of the rooms and serve cider and Halloween treats to visitors.
“When we stopped at the Yachats visitor center and mentioned that we had purchased the 1010 S. Hwy. 101 house and planned to open a bed and breakfast, the woman there said, ‘Oh, the haunted house!’ We decided we’d better do a little research,” Murphy said.
Local sources provided information about the reported haunting. The legendary ghost, the daughter of a couple who owned the land from Yachats city limits to Cape Perpetua in the 1940s, seems to have manifested herself after her death in the mid-1900s through kinetic energy, moving furniture to places she seemed to prefer and moving them back if they were rearranged. The most interesting story was about a renter, a woman who was abused by her boyfriend in the 1970s. She witnessed the ghost attacking her abuser, throwing items at him until he left. One owner in the 1980s left the house saying it was evil. The next owner reported ghostly manifestations early on, but then they stopped. In the late 1900s the owner built a very large addition to accommodate her adult children and families when they visited.
Murphy and Disse moved into the house in June of this year and have spent the past four months renovating and converting it to a two-suite and two-room luxury bed and breakfast. They have had only positive vibes and love their new home.
For more information, call 541-547-4113 or check out OceanCreekBedandBreakfast.com.