An ancient forest emerged from the sand at this beautiful beach in Oregon. To the untrained eye, the Neskowin beach may look perfectly ordinary. But the post-like objects poking out of the sea are actually trees that are more then 2000 years old, Dailystar reports.
The eerie “ghost forest” was exposed when a major storm ripped through the American coastal town removing vast layers of sand.
Underneath lay the remains of a huge ancient sitka spruce forest, which was first created by an earthquake in the nearby area.
Around 100 of the tree stumps now dot the beach, fascinating visitors with their haunting appearance.
Scientists believe an earthquake or tsunami virtually wiped out the forest.
The fossilised trees are over 2,000 years old
Ironically, the stumps were preserved by the same natural event that destroyed most of the forest, preserving them as they remain in their original soil deep below the sand layers.
Tourists now flock to the unusual attraction to glimpse the unusual spectacle. However, the stumps are only rarely visible, and low tide in winter is the best time to see them.