Comfort TX hotels. Find hotels in Comfort Texas USA. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Texas attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Texas.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Comfort Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
Montezuma quails, great kiskadees, turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), coyotes, burrowing owls, sandhill cranes, Mexican free-tailed bats, Ridley sea turtles, American white pelicans, prairie chickens, nine-banded armadillos, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, opossums, cactus wrens, raccoons, bald eagles, bobcats, increasing numbers of black bears, pronghorn antelopes, wild turkeys, collared peccaries or javelinas, American avocets, otters, prairie dog towns, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), roseate spoonbills, alligators, brown pelicans, road runners, white-tailed deer, red-cockaded woodpeckers, endangered whooping cranes, plain chachalacas, Texas horned lizards and jackrabbits are among the wild animals of Texas.
Legends, Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters and Ghosts in Texas
The spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; 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 ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; 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; and the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; 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 Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; and the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
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); creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; 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 unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; 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; 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; and 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, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Corpus Christi, Honolulu, San Diego, Savannah, Kansas City, Phoenix, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, Skagway, Detroit, New York, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Miami, Sitka, Houston, Dallas, Sacramento, Juneau, Seattle, Albuquerque, Atlanta, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Boston and Las Vegas you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, Route 66, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rushmore and Glacier Bay National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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