The Ghosts of Newport Beach
by Bob Brazil
I was visiting Newport Beach, Oregon on a business trip. I was walking up and down the beach, reviewing my notes for a meeting, when I heard a splash. I thought that was strange because, apart from me, the beach was deserted. I looked toward the splash and saw two young girls, about eight years old, playing in the water.
I was impressed at how they could stand the cold because the water had to be below fifty degrees. I was about to advise them to get out, that they might catch cold, but suddenly they disappeared beneath the water. I waited to see if they would resurface before doing anything drastic, but they didn't. I kicked off my shoes and dove in. I couldn't find a trace of the two girls!
I hired a search party to see if they could find the girls, but it was of no avail. They were gone without a trace. Later I did a bit of research. By the end, I was most certain that I had seen the ghosts of Mary and Annabeth Wilson, the twins who had drowned at the beach in 1966!!