Clearwater Beach FL hotels. Look for your hotels in Clearwater Beach Florida United States of America. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Florida cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Clearwater Beach Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Florida
The 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; and Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Monsters, Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths and Legends in Florida
The toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies); the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; and the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!); spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; and the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge); the numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur); and the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Los Angeles, Sitka, Honolulu, Chicago, Albuquerque, St Louis, Houston, Skagway, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, New York, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Savannah, Seattle, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Francisco, Sacramento, Corpus Christi, Anchorage, New Orleans, Juneau, Boston, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Miami, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Washington DC, Detroit, Dallas, San Diego, Philadelphia and Fairbanks are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos, the Adirondacks, Route 66, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii and Yellowstone National Park.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Happy travelling!
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