Central San Diego CA hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Central San Diego California United States of America. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of California. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Central San Diego California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Grand Hyatt Macau, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghosts and Monsters in California
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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 ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; 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); and the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; 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; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; and the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; 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 phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; 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 spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; and Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Coyotes, woodpeckers, California condors, humpback whales, tule elk, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), dolphins, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), American avocets, road runners, minks, chipmunks, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, Allen's hummingbirds, bald eagles, Calliope hummingbirds, numerous species of salamander, elephant seals, otters, mischievious raccoons, bobcats, California sea lions, harbor seals, burrowing owls, white pelicans, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, skunks, screech owls, blue whales, whip-poor-wills, wild turkeys, mule deer, black bears, gray whales, sea otters, Anna's hummingbirds and mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas) are among the wild animals of California.
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