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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Augusta Area Georgia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes and the Mandarin Oriental Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

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

    A stream that rejuvenates all who bathe in it (is its source the Fountain of Youth in Florida?); the elderly woman whose ghost haunts the grand, antebellum Hay House in Macon; the spectres of Confederate officers and their ladies who still promenade on the River Walk, Augusta; the headless horseman of Whitmire in Hall County, sometimes heard rather than seen, who rides straight at his victims before disappearing; the female spectre of the town square, Savannah, who sometimes follows people around (she is seeking her baby who was born just before the woman was hanged for murder); Altamaha-ha, the green sea serpent that haunts the area near the Altamaha River estuary; the pillar on Broad Street, Augusta, to which slaves were once chained and which causes the death of anyone who attempts to remove it; and a cave, near the source of the Hiwassee River, containing many human skulls whose former owners haunted a farmer, who had foolishly removed them, until he wisely put them back, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Georgia.

    The Natchez princess Nacoochee, who killed herself for love and who is said to be interred with her paramour in the eponymous Nacoochee Mound; The velociraptor-like Georgia Raptor; the statue of little Gracie Watson in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, which is said to weep blood if anyone steals the presents which are sometimes left on her grave; the phantom of Edwin Booth, brother of Abraham Lincoln's asassin, in Springer Opera House, Columbus; the revellers of Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, who do not realise that the plantation house burned down long ago; the strange phenomena in John W Woolfolk House (Colonial Apartments), sometimes called The House of a Thousand Cadavers, in Columbus (the house contains private dwellings so do not be a nuisance); the vengeful old woman who at night led several unsuspecting Native Americans to their doom at Toccoa Falls; and the many hauntings (some in animal form) of Towns County, where the Hiwassee (Hiawassee) River forms on Rocky Mountain, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Georgia.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Georgia

    The cobbled streets and colonial architecture of Savannah Historic District; Broxton Rocks; historic Madison, which even General Sherman could not bear to burn; Callaway Gardens; Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the largest in the world; the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta; Warm Springs; the Bavarian architecture and festivals of Alpine Helen; Zoo Atlanta; Atlanta's Fox Theater; the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site; the Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta; Stone Mountain Park with attractions such as giant carvings of American presidents; Margaret Mitchell House and Museum in Atlanta; the Ohoopee Sand Dunes; Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta; and Pebble Hill Plantation, are among the attractions of Georgia.



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