Charlottesville VA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Charlottesville Virginia USA. Virginia folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Virginia.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Charlottesville Virginia 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 Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Virginia
Black bears, raccoons, Peregrine falcons, humpback whales, barred owls, American black vultures, Carolina chickadees, coyotes, red foxes, dolphins, wild turkeys, river otters, gray foxes, opossums, leatherback turtles, bald eagles, bobcats, turkey vultures, skunks, red-tailed hawks, White-tailed deer, Eastern cottontail rabbits, loggerhead turtles, green turtles, fin whales, beavers, groundhogs and martens are among the wild animals of Virginia.
Myths, Legends, Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Monsters in Virginia
The magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree; spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; the creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors); spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; and hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; the hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; and mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
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