Bokeelia FL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Bokeelia Florida USA. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Florida 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 Florida.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Bokeelia Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay and Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Florida softshell turtles, rare American crocodiles, muskrats, green turtles, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), marsh rabbits, loggerhead turtles, manatees, leatherback turtles, dolphins, hawksbill turtles, gopher tortoises, black bears, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, river otters, American flamingos, pelicans, feral Burmese pythons, bald eagles, opossums, bobcats, raccoons, alligators, roseate spoonbills, feral parakeets, feral nine-banded armadillos, endangered North Atlantic right whales and white-tailed deer are among the wild animals of Florida.
Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends and Folklore in Florida
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; 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 ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; 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); 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"; and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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 phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; 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 toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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); the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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); sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see New York, Dallas, New Orleans, Detroit, Albuquerque, Chicago, San Diego, Skagway, Houston, Minneapolis, Juneau, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Indianapolis, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Anchorage, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, St Louis, Fairbanks, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Sitka, Santa Fe, Boston, Washington DC, Savannah, Phoenix and Sacramento. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Ozarks, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, rodeos, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Route 66, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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