VIDEO: ‘Ghost Forest’ occasionally emerges on Oregon beach

When the conditions are just right, the remains of an ancient forest can be found on beach in Oregon.

Around 100 of the tree stumps can be seen on the beach at Neskowin, fascinating visitors with their haunting appearance. Locals often refer to the bizarre sight as a ‘ghost forest’

Scientists believe an earthquake or tsunami shifted part of an ancient sitka spruce forest in to the ocean thousands of years ago where it was then covered in sand.


In 1998 a severe storm washed most of the sand away, revealing the preserved tree stumps.