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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Castro Valley California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Ghosts, Myths, Scary Stories, Legends and Monsters in California
The haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; and the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; and the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; and the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless), are yet more strange folktales of California.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Allen's hummingbirds, bald eagles, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), California sea lions, skunks, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), bobcats, black bears, sea otters, woodpeckers, elephant seals, road runners, gray whales, humpback whales, Calliope hummingbirds, mule deer, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, blue whales, wild turkeys, numerous species of salamander, tule elk, California condors, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), minks, whip-poor-wills, burrowing owls, white pelicans, chipmunks, otters, dolphins, coyotes, Anna's hummingbirds, mischievious raccoons, harbor seals, American avocets and screech owls are among the wild animals of California.
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