Dayton Area OH hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Dayton Area Ohio United States of America. Ohio scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Ohio. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey.
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Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Ohio
Beavers, Virginia opossums, groundhogs (woodchucks), copperheads, gray squirrels, loons, red squirrels, wild turkeys, bald eagles, American badgers, Eastern chipmunks, black-throated green warblers, a small number of black bears, muskrats, white-tailed deer, turkey vultures, Northern cardinals, red foxes, fox squirrels, prothonotary Warblers, nocturnal flying squirrels (rarely seen but actually the most common squirrels in Ohio), increasing numbers of river otters, woodland jumping mice, gray foxes, coyotes, snow geese, meadow jumping mice, Canada geese, minks and raccoons are among the wild animals of Ohio.
Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories and Folklore in Ohio
The girl in denims and tennis shoes, who sits on her own gravestone, in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton; the spectre of William H Morgan in Glamorgan Castle, Alliance; the phantom lioness, usually heard rather than seen, who follows visitors in Cincinnati Zoo; the hauntings of Franklin Castle (a private residence, so do not linger), Cleveland, including a crying child and unexplained music (in spite of its name and reputation as Ohio's most haunted house, it looks to me like a typical Victorian dwelling); and the story of Indian fighter Bill Quick, who had ninety-nine human skulls displayed as trophies in his cabin near Kenton and, on his death bed, made his son Tom swear to add the hundredth, little knowing that the hundredth trophy in the cabin would be placed there by a Native American warrior and would be Tom's own skull (there certainly was a Tom Quick, notorious for killing Native Americans indiscriminately, and the legend probably grew from a desire to create justice in legend if not in reality), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Ohio.
The "melon heads" of Kirtland, similar to those of Connecticut and Michigan (I also suspect that the New York legend of swollen-headed Catskill gnomes owes its origin to melonheads); stories of Johnny Appleseed, a real nurseryman and missionary whose real name was John Chapman (he planted many apple nurseries in the Mohican area of Ohio); the entrance to Hell created by Satanists at Satan's Hollow in Blue Ash, Cincinnati; the frog-like dwarves of Loveland; the Cry Baby Bridge in Norton, Akron, where at midnight the ghostly sight and sound of a mother throwing her baby into the river may be witnessed; and the ghost of Mrs Squire in Squire's Castle near Cleveland, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Ohio.
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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. Visit Camelopard.com again, if not to travel then for another useful travel tip.
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