Cape Coral FL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Cape Coral Florida USA. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Florida fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Cape Coral Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, Claridge's in London, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore and Monsters in Florida
The pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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 ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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 Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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 Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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); Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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 yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
The Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian 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 Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Gatorland; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Sanibel Island; St Petersburg; Pensacola; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; and Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched, are among the attractions of Florida.
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