Fort Myers Beach FL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Fort Myers Beach Florida USA. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Florida. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Fort Myers Beach Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai and the Savoy Hotel in London. are internationally renowned hotels.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Ghosts and Myths in Florida
Sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; and the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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 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; and 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", are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
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); the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; 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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
State Forests, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks and Refuges in Florida
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; 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; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; 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; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; and Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Atlantic City, Corpus Christi, Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Lake Tahoe, Savannah, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Miami, Atlanta, Sacramento, Skagway, Kansas City, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Indianapolis, St Louis, Honolulu, Juneau, Sitka, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Seattle, Houston, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Washington DC, San Diego, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale and Dallas 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 beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, Route 66, the Everglades, Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, rodeos, Mount Rushmore, Bryce Canyon and the wild west town of Tombstone.
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. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.
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