You hear about crazy, unusual, stupid, and insane laws all the time, and somehow they remain on the books year after year, even though they're completely ridiculous. Here's a short list of weird laws that are still enforceable in the states of Washington and Oregon.
A must-see at Fort Stevens State Park is Battery Russell. Named after General David A. Russell, who was killed in action during the Civil War, the Battery, which took about a year to build, was finished in 1904. Parts of Fort Stevens are reportedly "haunted" and were featured on the Travel Channel TV show, "Ghost Adventures", in 2018.
In June of 1942, a Japanese submarine torpedoed a freighter near Cape Flattery, Washington, and haphazardly sent shells toward Fort Stevens near the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. American civilians were killed by a balloon bomb years later.