Branford FL hotels. Look for your hotels in Branford Florida USA. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Florida cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Branford Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro and the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
National Forests, State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Florida
The 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; and Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters and Legends in Florida
The toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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 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 Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; 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 smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; 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); 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"; 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 White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Seattle, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, Houston, New York, Skagway, Chicago, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Miami, Sitka, Boston, Savannah, Honolulu, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Fairbanks, Kansas City, San Francisco, Corpus Christi, San Diego, Dallas, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Sacramento, Juneau, St Louis, Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Detroit and Phoenix 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 Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rushmore, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone and the Appalachians.
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. From camelopard.com, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!
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