Forest City Area NC hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Forest City Area North Carolina United States of America. North Carolina attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of North Carolina.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Forest City Area North Carolina hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, Claridge's in London, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in North Carolina
Grandfather Mountain State Park; Gorges State Park with its numerous waterfalls; the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its scenery including many waterfalls and which extends into Tennessee (the National park is also the habitat of black bears and increasing numbers of elk); Hanging Rock State Park; Nantahala National Forest, the largest in the state, with its gorges and waterfalls; William B Umstead State Park; Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, deer and waterfowl; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, alligators and endangered red wolves; Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge; Croatan National Forest with bears, alligators, bald eagles and carnivorous plants; Uwharrie National Forest; Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge; Carolina Beach State Park with Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge; Chimney Rock State Park, allegedly the scene of a battle of the War in Heaven; Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, the largest in North Carolina, with black bears, red wolves, alligators and large flocks of snow geese in the winter; South Mountains State Park; Pisgah National Forest, containing Looking Glass Rock; Jockey’s Ridge State Park; Lumber River State Park; Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge with its waterfowl and alligators; Currituck National Wildlife Refuge; the new Dismal Swamp State Park; Stone Mountain State Park; and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into Virginia and home to black bears, beavers and other wildlife, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of North Carolina.
Myths, Monsters, Legends, Folklore, Scary Stories and Ghosts in North Carolina
Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark; the headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; the angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the musical water sprite in the pools of the French Broad River, east of Asheville, who dooms those it lures, not indifferently like the lorelei but with the deliberate malevolence of a siren; the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco; and the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
The Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; the face that appears if you gaze into a spring of the Great Balsam Mountains, which may not be your own but the hideous visage of a Cherokee woman, cursed by a manitou because of her flirtatiousness; the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; the burning ghost ship seen near Ocracoke Island, a spectral reminder that a ship's crew murdered their passengers for gold and then destroyed the evidence; the pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; not Dracula but Jutaculla (Judaculla), a slant-eyed giant that dwells in the caves of Devil's Courthouse and/or Tanasee Bald (Tannasee Bald) in the appropriately named Transylvania County (Tanasee Bald extends into Haywood County, where the bigfoot-like Boojum prowls); and the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
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