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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Fort McCoy Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Parks, National Forests, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Florida
The 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; and the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Ghosts, Myths, Legends, Folklore, Scary Stories and Monsters in Florida
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"; 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); the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; 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); and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; 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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; 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 ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; and the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Salt Lake City, Atlantic City, Sitka, Sacramento, Corpus Christi, Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix, Savannah, Skagway, Anchorage, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Albuquerque, Juneau, New York, Lake Tahoe, Santa Fe, St Louis, Miami, Fairbanks, Honolulu, San Diego, Washington DC, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Detroit, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Dallas and New Orleans you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and the California coastline. 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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