Bradenton FL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Bradenton Florida USA. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Florida cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Bradenton Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Claridge's in London, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Raccoons, roseate spoonbills, feral Burmese pythons, marsh rabbits, opossums, pelicans, dolphins, river otters, bald eagles, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), endangered North Atlantic right whales, green turtles, feral nine-banded armadillos, alligators, gopher tortoises, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, bobcats, leatherback turtles, manatees, black bears, Florida softshell turtles, feral parakeets, muskrats, loggerhead turtles, white-tailed deer, rare American crocodiles, hawksbill turtles and American flamingos are among the wild animals of Florida.
Myths, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Folklore and Scary Stories in Florida
The phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and 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!), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; 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); 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); and the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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 pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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 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), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Detroit, Kansas City, New Orleans, St Louis, Seattle, San Francisco, Skagway, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Santa Fe, Anchorage, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Fairbanks, Atlantic City, Savannah, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Juneau, Houston, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, Phoenix and Sitka you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Travel safely and happily.
Camelopard offers travel advice and suggestsions for accommodation, including hotels in Bradenton Florida FL. Why not travel and stay in luxury?