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Albany International Airport (ALB) NY hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Albany International Airport (ALB) New York USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of New York State. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of New York State. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Albany International Airport (ALB) New York hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Claridge's in London, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State

    Bottle-nosed dolphins, red-breasted mergansers, bobcats, screech owls, brown thrashers, black vultures, spring peepers, spotted salamanders, weasels, peregrine falcons, red-winged blackbirds, fishers, ruffed grouse, Eastern bluebirds, common goldeneyes, water snakes, piping plovers, black racer snakes, muskrats, pintails, woodchucks, pileated woodpeckers, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, hooded mergansers, northern shovelers, milk snakes, leatherback turtles, horseshoe crabs, woodcocks, brown garter snakes, Eastern chipmunks, common nighthawks, bald eagles, raccoons, blue-winged warblers, belted kingfishers, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, box turtles, common loons, Eastern gray squirrels, great blue herons, fiddler crabs, White-tailed deer, whip-poor-wills, harbor seals, snowy egrets, beavers, snowy owls, otters, rufous sided towhees, black capped chickadees, big brown bats, Eastern cottontail rabbits, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, cardinals, oldsquaws, white-winged scoters, wild turkeys, great horned owls, porcupines, snowshoe hares, painted turtles, scarlet tanagers, great egrets, black bears, turkey vultures, gray foxes, diamondback terrapins, sea turtles, pilot whales, American goldfinches, porpoises, widgeons, snapping turtles, black-crowned night herons, minks, canvasbacks, opossums, coyotes, smooth green snakes, common egrets, ospreys, little brown bats, bobolinks, red foxes, spotted turtles, bobwhite quails, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s and Baltimore orioles are among the wild animals of New York State.

    Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Ghosts and Scary Stories in New York State

    Events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon; the metal-working Catskill gnomes (originally of Mohican (Mahican) legend but possibly embellished since), pygmies with piggy eyes, long beards and enormous heads (melonheads?), whose games of nine-pins every twenty years cause thunder and flashes of light (September 3rd 2029 should be the date of their next tournament and, for the brave, the mountain behind the now demolished New Grand Hotel was said to be a good place to look but beware, Hendrik Hudson's crew were temporarily turned into gnomes after drinking their liquor and Rip van Winkle met the gnomes with famous results); and the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.

    Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen); alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the Catskill Witch who, according to Native American folklore, commanded the weather from Top Mountain and Round Top before playing tricks on anyone who ventured into her domain, once called Ontiora or Mountains of the Sky; and the giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.

    The celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River; the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley); the Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; and the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon), are more weird folklore associated with New York State.


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