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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Badger California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa and the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Monsters in California
The ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; 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 reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; and the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
Cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; 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 spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, are more weird folklore associated with California.
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; 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); Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Gray whales, coyotes, black bears, California condors, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), elephant seals, blue whales, bald eagles, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), otters, mischievious raccoons, Allen's hummingbirds, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, Anna's hummingbirds, California sea lions, wild turkeys, burrowing owls, sea otters, minks, white pelicans, harbor seals, bobcats, tule elk, screech owls, whip-poor-wills, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, dolphins, skunks, numerous species of salamander, mule deer, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), woodpeckers, Calliope hummingbirds, road runners, American avocets, humpback whales and chipmunks are among the wild animals of California.
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