Blaine WA hotels. Find hotels in Blaine Washington United States of America. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Washington myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Washington.
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Ghosts, Legends, Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories and Folklore in Washington
Native American "wish bone" sticks and strange phenomena at Thornewood Castle, a five hundred year old Tudor castle transported brick by brick from England to Lakewood, where it is now a fine hotel with a history of its own; paranormal phenomena at the pier of the Steilacoom–Anderson Island Ferry in Steilacoom, including a spectre that changes from a little girl to an old woman, as well as the sound of a ghostly train; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; the mysterious Mima Mounds; and the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
Paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; and the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Forests, National Forests and Refuges in Washington
Discovery Park on Puget Sound, Seattle, small but with sightings of wildlife such as sea lions, bears and even mountain lions as well as being home to the West Point Lighthouse; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Umatilla National Forest in the Blue Mountains, extending into Oregon and with animals such as mountain lions (cougars), Shiras' moose, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, gray wolves and Merriam's turkeys; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; Olympic National Park with its many glaciers, Sol Duc hot springs, Marymere Falls, Hoh rain forest and wildlife such as bears, mountain lions (cougars) and huge elk (wapiti); part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; and Olympic National Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
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