Apalachicola FL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Apalachicola Florida USA. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com. Florida myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Apalachicola Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa and Claridge's in London. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Florida
Wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Sanibel Island; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; St Petersburg; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Pensacola; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; and Gatorland, are among the attractions of Florida.
Folklore, Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Legends and Monsters in Florida
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 ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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); the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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); 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 phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; and mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
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!); strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, Miami, Savannah, Lake Tahoe, Washington DC, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Skagway, St Louis, Honolulu, Sitka, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, Kansas City and New Orleans. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as The Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, the Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, Yosemite National Park, Niagara Falls and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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