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Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends and Folklore in California
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; and the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Road runners, otters, Calliope hummingbirds, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, elephant seals, mischievious raccoons, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, numerous species of salamander, Allen's hummingbirds, California condors, gray whales, burrowing owls, woodpeckers, harbor seals, white pelicans, bald eagles, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), screech owls, black bears, bobcats, blue whales, sea otters, dolphins, American avocets, tule elk, coyotes, humpback whales, California sea lions, skunks, whip-poor-wills, wild turkeys, Anna's hummingbirds, chipmunks, minks, mule deer and turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards) are among the wild animals of California.
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