Chico Area CA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Chico Area California United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of California.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Chico Area California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi and the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters and Folklore in California
Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; 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 giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; 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 ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; 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 reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; and the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; 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); the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; 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; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, 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); Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; and cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Otters, black bears, tule elk, blue whales, white pelicans, whip-poor-wills, harbor seals, road runners, gray whales, Allen's hummingbirds, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), woodpeckers, bobcats, chipmunks, humpback whales, mischievious raccoons, sea otters, California condors, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), wild turkeys, coyotes, dolphins, minks, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), screech owls, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, California sea lions, Calliope hummingbirds, elephant seals, mule deer, American avocets, burrowing owls, bald eagles, numerous species of salamander, Anna's hummingbirds, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers and skunks are among the wild animals of California.
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