ASTORIA- TONGUE POINT JOB CORPS

by Heather
(astoria)

TPJCC was originaly a Naval Base, it was built on a man made island on the Columbia River as a submarine and destroyer base. Construction was past in 1919, 1921 dredging began and construction completion was finished in1924 with a break water and 4 woden finger piers that extended into the Cathlamet Bay. However, the decreased military appropriation following WW1, the base was never used. The actual ground breaking for the Naval Air Station began in 1939. Construction of buildings finally got underway in 1943 and was to be a base for amphibious seaplane patrols. PBY Catalinas arrived in 1943 and began coastal patrols.THis proved difficult due to the logs and other flaoting debris which made takeoff and landing conditions hazardous. It is said that you can feel the presence of men walking the by what is now the seaman ship trade area. In 1944 the PBY Catalinas at Tongue Point were replaced by larger & more capable PBM Mariners. It is said that what is now Res. 1 the basement (old orintation room) had caught on fire this was the officer quarters and the men didn't get out you can still see a man on fire through the windows. By 1962, the Tongue Point Naval Air Station was transferred to the General Services Administration as excess property. In 1981, the federal government sold much of the land (including 2 of the 3 hangars) to the State of Oregon. Part of the facilities are used as the Tongue Point Job Corps Center. The original occupants of TPJCC were shipped from the eastcoast in 1960 with the options of jail or a trade, it was also a "Male" only center. During this time there were many acts of violence but the one killing that I know of was under the fire exit of res. 2 where two Boys got into a fight and one of them was stabbed to death. His spirt has been seen and felt. 1970 was when women were allowed to attend TPJCC rummors of rape and murder came at this time I don't know the details but have heard many ppl talk of seeing woman. From 1970 - 1997 when I attended school there I was told of many stories many I can't remember there are only two stories of which I do remember 2 females were attending JC when they took the buss to Seaside for the weekend they decided to camp on the beach while on the beach they were murdered one body was found on the hwy to Tongue Point the other was found in the river by one of the piers. The last death that I remember hearing of on this center took place in 1996 or 97? On a weekend a female student decided to drink and consumed enough to get alcohol poisoning. She made it to her room one of her roommates noticed her and stuffed her under the mattress of her bunk so the R.A's wouldn't find her there she suffocated either by the weight of the matress or exfixiation or a combination of both. The body was recovered hours later. There has been sightings of this spirit too. This is all the knowledge I have of this center so far I will continue to look and find out more.


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Mar 20, 2017
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1995-1997 NEW
by: Jose Cabrera

I went there from 95 to 97 and I lived in res 2 then res 1. The only ghosts I saw were in the men's bathroom on the top floor of res 2. Several times I would be headed to the bathroom after hours and Id see a guy dressed like it was the 70s. After a few times I asked people who'd been there a while and they said that it was,a ghost a lot of people saw him at night. Also I was doing construction on res 3s basement which used to be some kind of lounge or rec area from when it was a military base. And that place creeped everyone that ever went into it. It was partially flooded and would randomly unlock and relock itself stranding people inside.

Oct 07, 2016
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I'm currently enrolled and want to collect some thincs NEW
by: Nash

Hello the difference between me and the rest of these comments is as of 10/06/16 I'm still at the center, and well. I've never felt any spirits although people claim res 3 is haunted for any older students Res 3 is the building with the point behind it. It also used to be where the security officers used to live. Although my girlfriend claims her hall in res 1 is haunted idk, the old kitchen/caffeteria between res 1 and 2 is kinda creepy that's just because it's closed. But when it says the guy was stabbed under "the fire exit of res 2" okay so this makes me doubt the validity this article even more, Res 2 is bigger than you may think, every hall has a fire exit so there's 10 halls I can think of off the top of my head. Lol almost forgot the next "death" so her friend "stuffed" her under the mattress of her bunk bed, well it would be obvious someone was under it since. Well there'd be a person size lump. But let's forget that so she died from being either suffocated by the weight of the mattress. Or.....she was suffocated by...suffocation. That's what asphyxiation is.

Oct 07, 2016
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I'm currently enrolled and want to collect some thincs NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello the difference between me and the rest of these comments is as of 10/06/16 I'm still at the center, and well. I've never felt any spirits although people claim res 3 is haunted for any older students Res 3 is the building with the point behind it. It also used to be where the security officers used to live. Although my girlfriend claims her hall in res 1 is haunted idk, the old kitchen/caffeteria between res 1 and 2 is kinda creepy that's just because it's closed. But when it says the guy was stabbed under "the fire exit of res 2" okay so this makes me doubt the validity this article even more, Res 2 is bigger than you may think, every hall has a fire exit so there's 10 halls I can think of off the top of my head. Lol almost forgot the next "death" so her friend "stuffed" her under the mattress of her bunk bed, well it would be obvious someone was under it since. Well there'd be a person size lump. But let's forget that so she died from being either suffocated by the weight of the mattress. Or.....she was suffocated by...suffocation. That's what asphyxiwhat's is.

Dec 20, 2015
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I knew Erin Chaney in 91/92 NEW
by: Anonymous

I was dating Erin during the time of her death at TPJCC. She was such a beautiful, warm and happy person. The night of her death we went to seperate parties. The next morning I returned to center and learned of her death. I didn't date anyone for about five years afterward. I regret not being with her and regret even more being too embarrassed to face her parents at her funeral in Tacoma, WA. I could see Erin having a tough time moving on to the 'afterlife'. She was an angel while amougst the living. In death, I would imagine if she is making her presence known it's to remind students of their mortality and not to frighten them. I think of her often and miss her very much.
Jake R., graduate of TPJCC's Welding and Food Service Programs 1991-92.
ps. I remember you Thump R and I love and miss you Erin!

Apr 19, 2015
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Erin Chaney NEW
by: Thump-Her

I am Beki Lott, I was known as Thump-Her when i was there.

Not sure how to spell her last name, i went to TP in 91/92, my first room mate was erin chaney in rez 2, it was a 3 person room but it was just her and i. thenwe got another room mate and erin moved to rez 1 with some friends,and the other girl moved out too, I was woke up by a girl named RC sitting on my bed in the middle of the night, i had the room to myself, at the time and RC woke me up to let me know that erin had died in rez 1, this is the story i got, erin had had some work done on her teeth during the day and was on percocet for her teeth, then went out that night with some friends to town and drank a bottle of 151 rum and had passed out in a room in rez 1 fell back on the bed and died, that was it, it was that quick, they couldn't do anything for her.

I also at one time during my stay was in the basement of rez 1 with a friend Izzy, i fell asleep with my head on his leg, and he had fallen asleep with his head on my leg, we were laying twords each other on our side, what woke me up was someone grabbed my shoulder, the one that was against Izzy leg, not only would they have woken him up also, because they would have had to touch his leg also, he did not wake up till i sat up real quick. and there was no one there.

Another time there were 4 of us including me and we went camping in one of the old armey quonset hut bunkers behind rez 3 and one of the guys woke up and went to the end of the bunker to piss in the trench inside the bunker and someone walked up beside him, my friend went to pat him on the arm and his hand went right thru the guy. needless to say he woke us all up.

I had heard ghost stories when i was there, about the medical building under job corps, and all the tunnels and offices and bunkers and stuff under job corps, the ones behind rez 3 were off limits, they are dug into the side of the hill have really tall metal doors and the buildings are concrete and in the shape of a quonset hut. if you are not looking for them you might never find them. They have trees and stuff growing on top of them.

I can't tell you how many places we broke into while i was there. I was also dating a guy at the time who set the flag on fire one night and ran it up the pole. He got sent home.

There were also a few ppl there that had the choice of going to jail or job corps, ya know the one they piced.

i was there while they were building the sets for teenage mutant ninja turtles, had a few friends working on it from the center. of cource had to break the rules and go look at the airplane hangers to see what we could see, all we saw were the blue prints for the scenes.the hangers were off limits.

i was told that the path past rez 3 was off limits because someone climbed the tree on the cliff to get a birds nest down and fell and died, he not just fell out of the tree, but he fell out of the tree and clear past the ground the tree was on right to the beach below the cliff.


Jan 27, 2015
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Just a bit of feedback NEW
by: Anonymous

Though I appreciate you posting the information you did about this location and the claims, I'd like to offer some constructive criticism. If you are wanting people to see legitimacy in what you are documenting on here I would advise you to have someone proof your writing. It is chalked full of misspelled words and grammatical errors. I think once you edit this post you will catch the eye of legitimate researchers out there and pique their interest in what you have to share.

Respectfully,

Anonymous

Jan 20, 2015
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haunting NEW
by: Jeff Shultz

I went to tongue point in 1995 to 1996. I stayed in res 2. Also know as the ghetto. I remember hearing rumors of ghosts but never seeing them. I did once sneak into the basement of res 1 and getting the chills. I never heard of anyone dieing in 1996. That whole place kinda gave me the creeps but it was probably the best time of my life.

Nov 20, 2014
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Gilligan Nurse NEW
by: SalemInsomniac

Has anyone else experienced the Gilligan Nurse of Res. 1 Gilligan Hall? I did not see any girl with a rolling ball in Res. 3 "the castle" but was awakened by a baby crying one night. I lived on the third-floor boy's hall because I was in a marriage room at that time.

Aug 18, 2014
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went to tpjcc in 2012 NEW
by: Brittany

One night I heard a little girl laughing down the hallway of res three on the third floor and after the laughing ended you could hear a ball bouncing then they moved me to res2 and I thought at first it was the ra's doing there nightly checks so I could hear walking then look out my window you could see all the ra's in the office heard the walking again so I laid down in bed and look my door opened no one was there and another night I saw a black shadow in the corner of my room moving to corner to corner but before I saw that had a dream that the dark shadow was attacking me and my roommates then that's when I woke up saw the shadow then when me my roommates woke up we always told each other that we had weird or scary dreams and we all had the same dream it was so scary then one time I was at the point the road up the street from the old military houses me and friend were smoking and we saw someone walking down the street we called out to them and they dissipated we ran for are lives when we saw that

Jun 22, 2014
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Also a current Jobbie, beware of Res 3. NEW
by: Anonymous

Talking to the current Job Corps student, Res 3 was closed down due to the fact that there were not enough people and the floors were coming up. However, that being said, people talk about strange things in Res 3. Personally, it gave me the creeps, especially the basement, if you go down there at night, you can hear people talking behind the painting. Also you feel like somone might push you down the stairs. Be careful about Res 3, it can be very creepy and very dangerous.

Jun 03, 2014
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Res 2 basement NEW
by: Steve Puppe

I was at TPJCC 2006-2RES. RES 2

If you go down to the basement before the laundry room. There is a hallway to the left. Shut the light off and walk down it try to go all the way. I bet you can't if you can stand there for a few min. You will feel a breeze and BOOM it will feel like someone is touching you.

May 26, 2014
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Current Student NEW
by: Zip

I heard many stories of this place being haunted. Me and my roomates and input buddies are more curious about the history of this site since it was at once a naval base. I know there are phenomenoms (I suck at spelling) here that lurk around the area, but my curiosity has my eyes set on Res 3 (Under-going constuction at the moment). I have always been fascinated by the paranormal and unexplainable. I do believe there is more to this place than the staff and RA's would like to share.

we shall see.

Jun 06, 2013
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actual death and rumor murder NEW
by: Anonymous

In 1990, a girl.came back drunk. Instead of remaining at security, they let her go back to her room. 2 hrs later she was found dead of asphyxiation

Also, in 91-92, rumors were around of a Hispanic male from.job corps dying in a fight in town and his body was thrown in the river and went to the ocean. Rumor also included the victim was retaliated from others for alleged sexual assault to females at job corps, and the people took it in their hands when police refused to investigate or arrest the victim.


Jun 04, 2013
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Sightings, voices, and creepy occurances. NEW
by: Roxanne

During my time at Job Corps, I had heard many ghost stories, some about the cages in the res 2 basement, others about the fire where most of the officers had died, talks about the nurses wing, tales about women who were raped and murdered while in attendance at Tongue Point. There was nothing substantial and I dismissed them all with the same amount of certainty I had dismissed my own strange experiences, the one time this wasn't the case, was the first night I moved into the hall above the res 2 basement. I spent my time that day, getting to know my new roommates and hanging the pictures I had just picked up from Fred Meyers on my cork board. Top bunk, 4 girls including me, all of them, girls I had met on previous occasions, and while not friends, we were on good terms. That night, I had trouble sleeping, I kept hearing things, footsteps, faint scratching, and the occasional loud thump. All of which, I explained away. At one point, I rolled towards the window, and thought I saw something outside of it, but when I blinked, it was gone. Assuming I was just sleep deprived, I ignored it, and finally fell asleep. When I awoke the next morning, I found that some of my pictures had been torn down, and that every picture that I was in, had my eyes poked out.. by what appeared to be tack marks. I confronted my roommates, and when no one came forward, I brought it to the R.A.s. However, as I am a light sleeper and the cork board was directly above my pillow, I should have noticed someone defacing my pictures. That morning, one of my roommates told me a story, something that would sound silly but was something she firmly believed. She claimed that the night before, the night I had seen something, she had heard scratching at the window, and saw someone's face pressed against the glass. When examining the outside of the building, there really was no way to explain it. The tree beneath our window, was set too far away, and the window was too high to be reached without a ladder. Whatever it was we thought we saw, and whatever really happened to my photos, I'll never know. But Tongue Point had more then enough oddities, for me to become a believer in the unexplained.

Sep 04, 2012
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I sawr something. NEW
by: TheeObskure

Hi, I attended TPJCC in 1999, and was unaware of the stories at the time that my first incident occurred.
I got to TPJCC late in the evening because our bus was delayed, and as such, I was placed with three other guys in a temporary room for the night.
My temporary roommates had all fallen asleep, but I was struggling with insomnia. My bed was under the window, and that window allowed a large amount of light into the room. I had been facing the wall and decided to roll over, now facing into the room. From out of the shadow near the entrance to the restroom, I saw what I can only accurately describe as a 3 dimensional shadow, it had depth and height and width, but was by no means "solid". It looked for all the world like the upper torso of a person pulling itself towards me, but without definition...sorta like smoke.
I realize that I probably should have been worried or frightened, and every other time something supranormal has happened to me, I've had that reaction. This time, I just rolled over and promptly fell asleep.
It wasn't until 2003 or thereabouts that I heard about the girl dying of alcohol poisoning, I'd overheard what I later found out was one of her ex-roommates talking about TPJCC during a lunchbreak at work.
According to her, the room I occupied had been theirs.
The other occurrence happened after I'd been transferred to res. 1. I had the top bunk and, as in the previous story, all my roommates were asleep and I was struggling with insomnia. I was lying on my back when it felt like somebody...leaned on the corner of my mattress. Like if the guy in the bunk under me had reached up and pulled the corner down. The mattress definitely moved, and everybody else was definitely asleep.
That's it. Besides the stall doors in res 1 opening and closing when you were trying to take a pee in the middle of the night.

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