Altamonte Springs FL hotels. Search for hotels in Altamonte Springs Florida United States of America. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Florida. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Altamonte Springs Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Savoy Hotel in London, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), muskrats, American flamingos, leatherback turtles, marsh rabbits, green turtles, feral Burmese pythons, black bears, opossums, raccoons, Florida softshell turtles, manatees, bald eagles, feral nine-banded armadillos, hawksbill turtles, dolphins, river otters, endangered North Atlantic right whales, roseate spoonbills, alligators, loggerhead turtles, rare American crocodiles, white-tailed deer, pelicans, gopher tortoises, feral parakeets and bobcats are among the wild animals of Florida.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters, Myths and Folklore in Florida
The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge); the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!); the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur); the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; and the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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