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Altoona IA hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Altoona Iowa United States of America. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Iowa national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Iowa.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Altoona Iowa hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are internationally renowned hotels.

    Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Ghosts and Folklore in Iowa

    The ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; the dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; the ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; the Mud Man, a humanoid creature apparently made of mud, that inhabits the area near the Metz Railroad Trestle Bridge in Newton (part of a human skull was recently found in the vicinity); and how a Native American girl called White Cloud is buried at Lover's Leap, Elkader, where she leapt to her death after mistakenly believing that her white lover had been forced to jump, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.

    Ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; the Van Meter Visitor, a giant, bat-like, light-emitting creature, freed from its subterranean lair by coal miners, that terrorised the town of Van Meter in 1903 and which might be reawakened someday (the entrance of the mine was dynamited to shut in the monster but the townsfolk had better pray that the price of coal does not climb much higher); the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; and the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.

    Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Iowa

    White-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, snapping turtles, Eastern Chipmunks, bald eagles, massasaugas, bullsnakes, canvasbacks, wood turtles, bobwhite quails, prairie rattlesnakes, pelicans, muskrats, racers, timber rattlesnakes, wild turkeys, American goldfinches, red foxes, Canada geese, snow geese, Eastern Gray Squirrels, common musk turtles, prairie skinks, raccoons, kingsnakes, Turkey vultures, beavers, ratsnakes and opossums are among the wild animals of Iowa.


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