Coconut Creek FL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Coconut Creek Florida United States of America. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Florida. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
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Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Myths in Florida
The pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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 toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; and the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; and 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), are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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"; 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); the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Florida
Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Sanibel Island; St Petersburg; Gatorland; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Pensacola; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; and the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach, are among the attractions of Florida.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Santa Fe, San Diego, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, St Louis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Fairbanks, Juneau, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, Miami, Washington DC, Albuquerque, Boston, Corpus Christi, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Sacramento, Atlanta, Seattle, Sitka, Skagway, Chicago, Lake Tahoe, Savannah, Anchorage, Phoenix, Honolulu and Atlantic City 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 Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, Niagara Falls, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline and the wild west town of Tombstone.
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. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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