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Aurora IN hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Aurora Indiana USA. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Indiana. Indiana national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Aurora Indiana hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Hyatt Macau, Claridge's in London, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

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

    Woodcocks, cottontail rabbits, gray foxes, moles, great egrets, coyotes, ruffed grouse, ospreys, whooping cranes, bluebirds, reintroduced wild turkeys, bobwhite quails, reintroduced beavers, black vultures, deer mice, turkey vultures, Allegheny woodrats, bats, American badgers, bald eagles, doves, Peregrine falcons, chipmunks, reintroduced white-tailed deer, bobcats, barn owls, raccoons, squirrels and ground squirrels are among the wild animals of Indiana.

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

    Strange stories about how mysterious boulders reached the crowns of trees (as high as eighty feet up) in Yellowwood State Forest; stories of the Swedenborgian missionary and nurseryman, Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), who acquired some wealth by hard work but went barefoot, wore rags or old clothes and used his cooking pan as a cap (he was living in Indiana at the time of his death in Fort Wayne); the lion-headed serpent of the Wabash, seen at Huntington; the spectre of Richard Dorson who, appropriately, founded Indiana University's Folklore Institute and now haunts the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology on North Fess Avenue, Bloomington; the glowing male apparition of Baums Bridge Inn Bar & Restaurant in Kouts, which may be seen through a window (hope that it doesn't see you, though, as it can move with uncanny speed); the reptilian man, or possibly people, who lurk in the Ohio River; and ghosts of the historic Hotel Attica in Attica, including an unwelcome back scratcher and a glowing spectre (are they the same spirit?), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Indiana.

    The phantom Woman in Black who chases people in the area of East Third Street, Bloomington; the girl in yellow, a murder victim, whose spirit is still seen in Indiana University, Bloomington; hauntings of the Crump Theatre in Columbus, including the spectre of a child, unexplained voices in the nursing area and the ghost of a man; ghosts of the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, including Al Capone, a murdered gangster's moll, a silent old man and even, perhaps, Rita Hayworth; the phantom woman of the Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockport; the crying of ghostly babies heard in Indiana University's Career Development Center on North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, which was once a fraternity house and also the site of an illegal abortion clinic; and Oscar, the Beast of Busco, said to be a gigantic snapping turtle encountered near Churubusco, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Indiana.


    Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Dallas, Sitka, Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, Honolulu, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Houston, Fairbanks, Juneau, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Detroit, Savannah, St Louis, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Miami, Phoenix, San Diego, Chicago, Washington DC, Kansas City, New Orleans, Skagway, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Anchorage and Seattle are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, the Okefenokee Swamp, Glacier Bay National Park and Route 66.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.

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