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Boston Area MA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Boston Area Massachusetts United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Massachusetts. Massachusetts attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Boston Area Massachusetts hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Chelsea Hotel in New York and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

    Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Massachusetts

    Robins, bald eagles, nuthatches, bats, skunks, grackles, black bears that have taken advantage of the state's improved habitats, squirrels, orchard orioles, gulls, white-tailed deer, sparrows, goldfinches, muskrats, timber rattlesnakes, Baltimore orioles, wild turkeys, woodchucks (groundhogs), Blanding's turtles, piping plovers, waxwings, red-winged blackbirds, opossums, beavers, fishers, Carolina wrens, woodpeckers, pigeons, seals, blue jays, moose in some of the state's forests, moles, humpback whales, copperheads, whippoorwills, cormorants, cowbirds, raccoons, roseate terns, turkey vultures, foxes, cottontail rabbits, chipmunks, titmice, Atlantic white-sided dolphins, Northern red-bellied cooters, porpoises, coyotes, starlings, porcupines and oystercatchers are among the wild animals of Massachusetts.

    Ghosts, Myths, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends and Monsters in Massachusetts

    The altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; the spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; the Dover Demon, possibly an ET; and the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.

    The mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix; Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; and the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.


    America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Boston, San Francisco, Sitka, Houston, Philadelphia, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, Atlantic City, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Chicago, St Louis, Savannah, Sacramento, New Orleans, Juneau, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Tahoe, Washington DC, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, New York, San Diego, Kansas City, Dallas, Skagway, Seattle, Miami, Anchorage, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Atlanta and Detroit are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Everglades, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the California coastline and the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.

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