Crystal River Area FL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Crystal River Area Florida United States of America. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Florida.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Crystal River Area Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Savoy Hotel in London, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are internationally renowned hotels.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Manatees, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, raccoons, bobcats, roseate spoonbills, river otters, feral parakeets, black bears, endangered North Atlantic right whales, gopher tortoises, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), opossums, loggerhead turtles, American flamingos, pelicans, bald eagles, feral Burmese pythons, leatherback turtles, hawksbill turtles, feral nine-banded armadillos, green turtles, dolphins, muskrats, marsh rabbits, Florida softshell turtles, white-tailed deer, alligators and rare American crocodiles are among the wild animals of Florida.
Ghosts, Folklore, Monsters, Legends, Scary Stories and Myths in Florida
The Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; and sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; 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 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; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; 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 pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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 phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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 White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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 toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Minneapolis, San Diego, Houston, Honolulu, Albuquerque, Kansas City, Juneau, Sitka, Dallas, Anchorage, Santa Fe, Miami, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Chicago, St Louis, Los Angeles, Boston, Fairbanks, Phoenix, Skagway, Atlanta, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Savannah, Indianapolis, New York, Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi and New Orleans 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 Grand Canyon, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, the Everglades, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, rodeos, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon and Mount Rushmore.
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. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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