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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Acampo California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Ghosts, Myths, Legends, Scary Stories and Monsters in California
The beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; and the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; and the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; and San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; and the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Numerous species of salamander, elephant seals, mischievious raccoons, black bears, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), skunks, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), humpback whales, wild turkeys, whip-poor-wills, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, chipmunks, road runners, minks, blue whales, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, burrowing owls, tule elk, Calliope hummingbirds, Anna's hummingbirds, American avocets, harbor seals, screech owls, bobcats, bald eagles, otters, coyotes, gray whales, sea otters, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), white pelicans, California condors, California sea lions, dolphins, woodpeckers, Allen's hummingbirds and mule deer are among the wild animals of California.
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