Desert Hot Springs CA hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Desert Hot Springs California USA. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of California. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
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Attractions and Sights/Places to See in California
San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; San Diego's world famous zoo; the resort of Palm Springs; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; the state capital, Sacramento; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; and the notorious Alcatraz Prison, are among the attractions of California.
Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Legends, Ghosts and Folklore in California
The Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; and the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; and cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; and Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Diego, Savannah, Detroit, Sitka, Juneau, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Corpus Christi, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, St Louis, Santa Fe, Atlantic City, Boston, Phoenix, Skagway, Albuquerque, Honolulu, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Miami, Fairbanks, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle and Dallas you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, rodeos, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yellowstone National Park, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts and the Okefenokee Swamp. 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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