Cloverleaf TX hotels. Search for hotels in Cloverleaf Texas USA. Texas national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Texas. Advice for keeping safe on your journey.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Cloverleaf Texas hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
Mexican free-tailed bats, opossums, American white pelicans, jackrabbits, Montezuma quails, sandhill cranes, otters, road runners, alligators, brown pelicans, coyotes, nine-banded armadillos, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), Ridley sea turtles, cactus wrens, prairie chickens, bald eagles, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, raccoons, great kiskadees, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelopes, turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), collared peccaries or javelinas, wild turkeys, red-cockaded woodpeckers, bobcats, burrowing owls, increasing numbers of black bears, plain chachalacas, endangered whooping cranes, prairie dog towns, Texas horned lizards, American avocets and roseate spoonbills are among the wild animals of Texas.
Myths, Legends, Scary Stories, Folklore, Ghosts and Monsters in Texas
Supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; the alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; and the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river; the spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena); the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; and the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; and the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth; Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker); the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; and the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Skagway, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Sitka, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Savannah, San Diego, Sacramento, Detroit, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Miami, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Juneau, Anchorage, Corpus Christi, Boston, Washington DC, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, San Francisco, New York and St Louis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii and the Grand Canyon are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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