Aventura FL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Aventura Florida USA. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Florida. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Aventura Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Monsters, Legends, Folklore, Myths, Ghosts and Scary Stories in Florida
Sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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 toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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 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); and the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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!); the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; 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 pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; and ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Florida
The 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; and Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Miami, Kansas City, San Diego, Anchorage, Santa Fe, Savannah, Detroit, Honolulu, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Juneau, Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, Chicago, Sitka, St Louis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, Atlantic City, Skagway, Sacramento, Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Boston, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Indianapolis and Houston you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, Route 66, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, the Disney resorts, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades and Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Travel safely and happily.
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