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Oregon's Strange Metal Boxes: Local Radio Host 'Investigates'.

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posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 03:47 PM

"Something is being brought in...

"under the radar"!

Clyde Lewis, Feb 13, 2012.

Clyde Lewis sure has been stirring the pot when it comes to UFOs and especially the Strange Metal Boxes (which are now gone) that were reported to have washed up on the shores of Bray's Point and Stonefield Beach in Oregon.

Clyde Lewis' radio show is broadcast from nearby and he and the locals have done their own investigation. Here is a list of the things that they have discovered.

-Anecdotal stories from locals describing strange boats off the coast which display 'blue, arcing flashes', as well as stories of 'white trucks' showing up to haul the boxes off.


-Interviews with locals that have actually seen the boxes (which are now gone)

-Black helicopters


-Fire authorities (some cited by name) swear they are (were) NOAA bouys; and make cryptic comments about the military blowing things up.

-Police authorities swear they are NOAA bouys

-The Coast Guard is called and is found to be evasive.

-Stories of creepy visitors to the local community

-Locals report steep increase in UFO activity and many confirm the presence of the boxes.

It has become a virtual smorgasbord of UFO culture memes. There is now something there for everyone.

The fact of the matter is that the alleged presence of these boxes comes down to Dave Masko, the guy that took the original photograph and made the original report. It is interesting that Masko suggested that 4X4 trucks with chains could not budge these boxes when one considers that there is no way to get a truck down there. Yet the locals seem convinced that not only were the boxes there, but that trucks did show up to try and pull them out. Seems that either something really is up, up there, or all the locals are sniffing the same glue and dreaming the same dream.

In the video of the groundzero radio broadcast you will want to advance the counter to about the 14:00 mark, that's where Lewis' whole stream of speculation begins.

In terms of entertainment and production value, Lewis' radio show reminds of the old William Cooper Hour of the Time shows. It seems to me that Lewis is determined to use this latest flap to put Oregon firmly in the lead for UFO HotSpot 2012, give a listen and see what you think.

Here is a link to Lewis' website with photos of his trip to look for the boxes...

I would like to add one more thing that has piqued my own curiosity and something that I intend to follow up on. And that would be the reports from Bill Hanshumaker, Marine Public Education Specialist at Oregon State University.

He is cited in many new articles as having seen these things himself. I find Mr. Hanshumaker to be the most interesting and probably the most reliable person in this whole story. I am going to do what I can to contact Dr. Hanshumaker at the beginning of the week to see what he has to say.

So, I hope this suffices as an update on the metal boxes in Oregon. I've never seen such a case of so much of so little to see, but for what it is worth there ya go.


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posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 03:52 PM
Dude, really? Is this all people have time for?

Get down there with a few hours to waste, spend some quality time looking over the boxes from every angle with a video camera, do a sound recording if you feel it's necessary, and then return to base.

Video! Pictures! Sound! We need eyes, people!

Seriously, let's put some energy into this. I would if I could, but there are dozens of others here who could more readily deliver the goods.

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:00 PM
How very interesting. Has anyone tried to open the boxes. Would like to find out what's in there that can't be moved with a 4x4. Keep us posted.

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:06 PM
There must be some vehicle that can move them. I'll tell you, if they were on a beach near me they'd have been sold to the local scrappie for cash on day 1.

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:09 PM
Man I wish I lived in oregon for this....

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:19 PM
I Live in Southern Oregon, I was going to make the 41/2 hour drive last monday, but i had read that these were just a hoax....I'm more then willing to make the drive, i have a nice digital camera. Didn't someone from farther north in Oregon make the drive and said the found nothing? If I do make the drive, and find a box you can bet yourself i try and yank it out of the ground with my jeep. Question is, is it worth spending the gas money, for something that may or may not be there....

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:19 PM
Japanese radioactive boxes????

A box that floats high in the water where the wind can push it would cross the pacific in a short time.

What i don't understand is why the beachcombers are not grabbing these boxes before the government.

One friend use to run about 20 miles of coast in Oregon with his ATV and found everything from 100s of basketballs to one time a ocean mine.

He made money doing it and did it for over 40 years.

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:19 PM
These boxes and the related stories all seem to lead back to Dave Musko, a hoaxer, and an article in Huliq.

Related thread:

There have been multiple threads on this topic already, they are being closed pending further review because of the known connection to the hoaxer and there being no other sources of info

See GEL's post here

Perhaps this thread will offer more insight, just making sure all the facts are laid out here as well.

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:21 PM
It wouldn't surpise me its probably a modern art type venture. Where I live in the UK we have statues of couples and singles embedded on the beach facing the ocean on the shoreline by anthony gormley.
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posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:33 PM

Originally posted by Starchild23
Dude, really? Is this all people have time for?

Get down there with a few hours to waste, spend some quality time looking over the boxes from every angle with a video camera, do a sound recording if you feel it's necessary, and then return to base.

Video! Pictures! Sound! We need eyes, people!

Seriously, let's put some energy into this. I would if I could, but there are dozens of others here who could more readily deliver the goods.

Only one problem..

Interviews with locals that have actually seen the boxes (which are now gone)

Sorry to point it out, but It always helps if people read the OP..

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 04:37 PM
Even if the boxes are gone, or never were there, would it be worth it for someone else to go there and talk to people? I mean the radio show seems to cover quite a bit....I just don't want to waste my time.....But I am very interested inb this....

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 05:05 PM
Oh the boxes are gone now? Sounds like a good time to head down to the beach and investigate.

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 05:31 PM
Hey everyone,

Thanks for being here and commenting.

Yes, it has turned in to a bit of a mess up in Oregon. If you listen to the radio show, it is plain that the host and his guests have trouble with their own circular logic. they get themselves all worked up to go and look for the boxes, calling for volunteers, and then come back around to the fact that the boxes are gone. either washed away or taken by trucks and helicopters.

The real key to this mystery, in my opinion, is Dr. Hanshumaker, the marine biologist (this is becoming like a Lovecraft novel a bit).

I am going to contact him by email and phone and see if I can get him to comment. If it works out it should be exclusive to ATS and I will do my best to make it so. You'd be surprised what a friendly email can kick up.


posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 06:17 PM
*Update Update*

Hi again,

It looks like we have the official word from Dr. Hanshumaker, the marine biologist that has been studying the metal boxes for the last two weeks.

This just in at Huliq...

According to William Hanshumaker, a Ph.D. public marine education specialist at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in nearby Newport, the theory now – after investigating these strange metal boxes for the past two weeks – is “the boxes on the beach are merely floats that were originally built to support docks.”

While Doctor Hanshumaker and other local marine science experts stated their conclusion Feb. 17 that – after reviewing photos, interviews and actually looking at some of the strange metal boxes along beaches near Bray’s Point – that they believe at least some of these “boxes” are possibly parts of docks. In turn, Doctor Hanshumaker noted in reply to a Huliq media query that “after a recent flooding event, some docks were destroyed and their floats drifted downriver and subsequently deposited on the beach. A colleague from a local state agency had the opportunity to examine one and confirmed this explanation.”

At the same time, those locals -- who first mentioned seeing “these mysterious metal boxes” in previous Huliq reports -- say Doctor Hanshumaker’s scientific theory may hold water for him and other marine scientists who study West Coast beach debris, but “what about the other boxes that can't easily be explained away?”

From the same article at Huliq. this looked interesting...

In turn, the mystery of what happened to the metal boxes over the past week still lingers as locals report seeing “people in white trucks” collecting the boxes and taking them off the beaches. For instance, D’Allessandro said “it’s a real find. I can’t open it. The box is sealed all around, and there’s a bright and crystal film over it.” At the same time, D’Allessandro said “I don’t want to say much now until the art show.”

And a local artist is claiming to have one of the metal boxes and is going to debut it at an upcoming local art show...

Same article...

Local artist Leo D’Alessandro is planning for the “42nd Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair” in a big way. “Since the Mayan prophecy for this year of 2012 is expected to bring the dawn of a new era – a year of transformation for our planet – what better way for me to share my visions of the Mayans than with the metal box I salvaged from our beach.”

“My art is original woodwork and mixed media. I know the mention of having one of these mysterious boxes involved is exciting. It’s just right, I feel, to compliment my Mayan theme for the work I present this year.”

That's a lot of mileage for metal boxes that don't exist aside from the statements of Dave Masko and the 'evidence' provided by his one photo.

It's turning in to a circus up there.

Thanks again for coming by.


posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 06:32 PM
More of Dave Masko's images. As far as I can tell these came out on the 17th.

And here's one with a white truck...

And I bet the white truck belongs to Leo D’Alessandro, the artist referred to in this new article from Dave Masko concerning the upcoming art show that will feature D’Alessandro's art which will feature one of the metal boxes, as mentioned above...

YACHATS, Ore. – A forthcoming art show in this eclectic coastal town includes an artist’s plan to display a metal box he unearthed as part of a Mayan prophecy art presentation.

So this has just about maxed out my silly quotient for the day, thanks for coming by to see, your comments are appreciated.

So it looks as though Dave Masko=Sorcha Faal; good to know.


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posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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Nice find Xoanon

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 07:05 PM
Thanks for hanging with this folks,

As usual, this is just gonna get weirder and weirder.

Oddly enough, this is the only example that I can find of a steel dock float that is filled with concrete, but they are still foam-filled...

"These stainless steel fibre-reinforced concrete floats come with a smooth finish and a high density expanded polystyrene foam inner core."

And this is what modern dock floats look like...

And here is an actual photo of folks encountering a dock float on the beach...

At least that is the foam filling from a dock float.

I am now much less inclined to believe Dr. Hanshumaker. I can't believe that he spent 2 weeks coming to that conclusion, obviously he did not think to use Google Images.

I could buy that these may have been sheet metal encased foam-filled dock floats. But it is difficult to find an example of one that has been used for the last several decades. They may well be very old dock floats but I would have loved to have seen one cut open. Maybe that is what the local artist in question has in store for us?

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posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 07:53 PM
Again, for what it is worth, here is an NOAA bouy...

...don't need to say much about that.

Gotta be a rusty old dock float from the 60s.


posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 10:39 PM
Probably nothing more than some deb-re from the Japanese Tsunami. It took out an entire swath of an industrial city. That was a tremendous amount of deb-re washed out into the Pacific.

posted on Feb, 18 2012 @ 11:48 PM
These moaning steel boxes are looking more like somebodys hype for an art fair......epic fail jerks

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