Cape Canaveral FL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Cape Canaveral Florida USA. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com. Florida folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Cape Canaveral 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 Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Claridge's in London, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai and the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
The romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; St Petersburg; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; Sanibel Island; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Pensacola; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; and Gatorland, are among the attractions of Florida.
Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends and Folklore in 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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; 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; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in 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 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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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"; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Juneau, Kansas City, Savannah, Boston, Sacramento, Indianapolis, St Louis, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Detroit, Fairbanks, Dallas, Corpus Christi, New York, Lake Tahoe, Sitka, San Diego, Miami, Santa Fe, Washington DC, Anchorage, Skagway and Atlanta 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 Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, the Florida Keys, Bryce Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the Ozarks 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. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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