Fishers Island NY hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Fishers Island New York United States of America. New York State attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. New York State folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.
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Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Ghosts and Legends in New York State
The finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; and the ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.
The giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; the Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; the Catskill Witch who, according to Native American folklore, commanded the weather from Top Mountain and Round Top before playing tricks on anyone who ventured into her domain, once called Ontiora or Mountains of the Sky; the metal-working Catskill gnomes (originally of Mohican (Mahican) legend but possibly embellished since), pygmies with piggy eyes, long beards and enormous heads (melonheads?), whose games of nine-pins every twenty years cause thunder and flashes of light (September 3rd 2029 should be the date of their next tournament and, for the brave, the mountain behind the now demolished New Grand Hotel was said to be a good place to look but beware, Hendrik Hudson's crew were temporarily turned into gnomes after drinking their liquor and Rip van Winkle met the gnomes with famous results); alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; and the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.
The Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley); the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River; the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen); the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); and events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence), are more weird folklore associated with New York State.
National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in New York State
Letchworth State Park with its waterfalls and the Genesee River Gorge; Allegany State Park near Salamanca, with black bears, beavers and more, often revealed in the evening by spotlights around Red House Lake; Labrador Hollow Unique Area; Sam's Point Preserve, a National Natural Landmark and the habitat of bears and other wildlife; Catskill Park with its forest inhabited by bears, bobcats and other animals as well as, perhaps, the Catskill gnomes; the Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains; the wild Adirondack Park, inhabited by black bears and increasing numbers of moose and with its famous Great Camps, wilderness lodges of the wealthy; Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca; Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary; Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Nelson Swamp Unique Area; Robert Moses State Park in the Thousand Islands area; Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area; Great Swamp Conservancy; Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the USA; Watkins Glen State Park, on Seneca Lake, with its cliffs and eighteen waterfalls; Finger Lakes National Forest; and Sterling Forest State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of New York State.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Miami, Anchorage, New York, Fairbanks, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, San Diego, Sacramento, Savannah, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Sitka, Washington DC, San Francisco, Juneau, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Detroit, St Louis, Chicago, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, New Orleans, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Houston, Boston, Skagway and Minneapolis 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 Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, Route 66, the California coastline, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Grand Canyon, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park and the wild west town of Tombstone.
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