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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Callahan Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Ghosts, Myths and Folklore in Florida
The ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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 smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and 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", are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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); 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!); and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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 phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; and 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), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Florida
The Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); St Petersburg; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Gatorland; Pensacola; Sanibel Island; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; and the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates, are among the attractions of Florida.
Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Fort Lauderdale, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Miami, Honolulu, Sacramento, San Diego, Skagway, Detroit, St Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, Chicago, Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Kansas City, Houston, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Savannah, Indianapolis, New York, Santa Fe, Boston, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Fairbanks and Philadelphia. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Yosemite National Park, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Everglades, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, the California coastline, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and the Disney resorts. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.
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