Athens Area OH hotels. Reservations for hotels in Athens Area Ohio USA. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Ohio. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Ohio.
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Ghosts, Monsters, Folklore, Myths, Legends and Scary Stories in Ohio
The entrance to Hell created by Satanists at Satan's Hollow in Blue Ash, Cincinnati; the phantom lioness, usually heard rather than seen, who follows visitors in Cincinnati Zoo; the spectre of William H Morgan in Glamorgan Castle, Alliance; the frog-like dwarves of Loveland; and the girl in denims and tennis shoes, who sits on her own gravestone, in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Ohio.
The ghost of Mrs Squire in Squire's Castle near Cleveland; the story of Indian fighter Bill Quick, who had ninety-nine human skulls displayed as trophies in his cabin near Kenton and, on his death bed, made his son Tom swear to add the hundredth, little knowing that the hundredth trophy in the cabin would be placed there by a Native American warrior and would be Tom's own skull (there certainly was a Tom Quick, notorious for killing Native Americans indiscriminately, and the legend probably grew from a desire to create justice in legend if not in reality); stories of Johnny Appleseed, a real nurseryman and missionary whose real name was John Chapman (he planted many apple nurseries in the Mohican area of Ohio); the Cry Baby Bridge in Norton, Akron, where at midnight the ghostly sight and sound of a mother throwing her baby into the river may be witnessed; the hauntings of Franklin Castle (a private residence, so do not linger), Cleveland, including a crying child and unexplained music (in spite of its name and reputation as Ohio's most haunted house, it looks to me like a typical Victorian dwelling); and the "melon heads" of Kirtland, similar to those of Connecticut and Michigan (I also suspect that the New York legend of swollen-headed Catskill gnomes owes its origin to melonheads), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Ohio.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Ohio
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden; Glamorgan Castle in Alliance (now part of a school but tours are sometimes arranged); Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden in Columbus; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland; the tomb of President McKinley in Canton; the stately Stan Hywet Hall and Garden in Akron; Chateau Laroche in Loveland; Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; the art deco Cincinnati Museum Center; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cedar Point amusement park; and Fountain Square in Cincinnati, are among the attractions of Ohio.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see San Francisco, Miami, Fairbanks, Juneau, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Anchorage, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Corpus Christi, Seattle, Washington DC, Boston, Detroit, Skagway, Honolulu, Houston, Salt Lake City, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Dallas, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Sacramento, New Orleans, Kansas City, Savannah, Sitka, Albuquerque, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Niagara Falls, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, Glacier Bay National Park and the Grand Canyon are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
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