Cow Key FL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Cow Key Florida USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida. Florida cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Advice for travellers from Camelopard.com.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Cow Key Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Grand Hyatt Macau and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
State Parks, National Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Florida
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; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; 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; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; and the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Folklore, Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Legends and Ghosts in Florida
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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); spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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); Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; 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!); the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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 Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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"; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; 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); and the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. 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 Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sitka, Fairbanks, Dallas, San Diego, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle, St Louis, Santa Fe, Boston, Skagway, Houston, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Atlantic City, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Savannah, San Francisco, Juneau, Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Kansas City, Corpus Christi, Honolulu and Detroit. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Disney resorts, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, rodeos, the California coastline, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Bryce Canyon and Glacier Bay National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.
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