Clear Lake Area CA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Clear Lake Area California USA. California folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of California. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Clear Lake Area California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
White pelicans, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), woodpeckers, screech owls, gray whales, California condors, Calliope hummingbirds, road runners, burrowing owls, harbor seals, whip-poor-wills, mischievious raccoons, Anna's hummingbirds, American avocets, minks, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, bald eagles, skunks, California sea lions, humpback whales, coyotes, mule deer, chipmunks, blue whales, wild turkeys, dolphins, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), black bears, bobcats, tule elk, elephant seals, otters, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), numerous species of salamander, sea otters and Allen's hummingbirds are among the wild animals of California.
Monsters, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths and Ghosts in 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; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; 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); Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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 giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, are more weird folklore associated with California.
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 Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; 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 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 ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; and the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, are yet more strange folktales of California.
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