Bloomington Area IN hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Bloomington Area Indiana United States of America. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Indiana attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Indiana.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Bloomington Area Indiana hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay and the Mandarin Oriental Macau. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in Indiana
Pike State Forest; Jackson–Washington State Forest; Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve; Greene–Sullivan State Forest; McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana's oldest; Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge; Morgan–Monroe State Forest; Ferdinand State Forest; Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge; Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest; Falls of the Ohio State Park, the site of the meeting of Lewis and Clarke prior to their surveying expedition and also noted for its fossil deposits, as well as for inexplicable (dare I say Fortean?) wildlife sightings such as crocodiles and alligators; Salamonie River State Forest; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; Calumet Prairie State Nature Preserve; Indiana Dunes State Park; Versailles State Park with the Busching Covered Bridge; Chain O'Lakes State Park with its eight kettle lakes; Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area; Owen–Putnam State Forest; Harrison–Crawford State Forest; Yellowwood State Forest with its unexplained boulders in trees; beautiful Clifty Falls State Park, which also boasts Clifty Creek Canyon; Clark State Forest; Martin State Forest; and Selmier State Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Indiana.
Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore, Legends and Ghosts in Indiana
Oscar, the Beast of Busco, said to be a gigantic snapping turtle encountered near Churubusco; the girl in yellow, a murder victim, whose spirit is still seen in Indiana University, Bloomington; ghosts of the historic Hotel Attica in Attica, including an unwelcome back scratcher and a glowing spectre (are they the same spirit?); the reptilian man, or possibly people, who lurk in the Ohio River; the lion-headed serpent of the Wabash, seen at Huntington; 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); and strange stories about how mysterious boulders reached the crowns of trees (as high as eighty feet up) in Yellowwood State Forest, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Indiana.
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; 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 phantom Woman in Black who chases people in the area of East Third Street, Bloomington; ghosts of the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, including Al Capone, a murdered gangster's moll, a silent old man and even, perhaps, Rita Hayworth; 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; 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; and the phantom woman of the Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockport, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Indiana.
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