Akeley MN hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Akeley Minnesota USA. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Minnesota. Minnesota attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
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Scary Stories, Folklore, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends and Myths in Minnesota
The story of Winona, who leapt to her death near the town named after her (it was once called Keoxa) because her father would not let her marry the man she loved (are all Winonas unlucky in love?); the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole; tales of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, whose statue in Brainerd is animated (there are also statues of Paul and his blue ox Babe in Bemidji); Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; the sad tale of Wenonah (also spelled Winonah, Wynonah or Winona and meaning first-born), who used a knife to take her own life near Fort Snelling when, prompted by an envious woman, a jealous suitor falsely condemned her during the Feast of the Virgins; the spiritual significance of the pipestone quarries in Pipestone National Monument, where the clay is stained reddish by the blood of bison (buffalo) eaten by the Great Spirit, where the first man and woman were created from the clay, where thunderbirds nest and where, beneath granite boulders, the spirits of two Native American shaman women called Tsomecostee and Tsomecostewondee dwell and may still be consulted by those who go there for their pipe clay; ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge); and the mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Minnesota
The city of Minneapolis; Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park in the Mall of America, Bloomington; Pipestone National Monument, where the cliffs are still quarried, for their spiritually important pipe clay, by Native Americans; the Cathedral of Saint Paul; historic Fort Snelling; Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge; the International Wolf Center, Ely; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul; the scenery of the North Shore Drive with many views including the Split Rock Lighthouse; Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, St Cloud; the many attractions and shops of the Mall of America, in Bloomington; the natural paradise of Voyageurs National Park; and the almost pristine expanse of Superior National Forest, are among the attractions of Minnesota.
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