Fort Myers FL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Fort Myers Florida USA. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Florida scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts.
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National Parks, National Forests, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves 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; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; 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; the 607 square mile Ocala 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.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Folklore and Myths 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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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); hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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!); 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"; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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 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; and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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); and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Corpus Christi, St Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Skagway, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle, Phoenix, Fairbanks, Houston, Savannah, Honolulu, Detroit, Santa Fe, Sacramento, New York, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Chicago, San Francisco, Juneau, Washington DC, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Sitka, Boston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Albuquerque, San Diego, Lake Tahoe and Philadelphia. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, Route 66, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, the Florida Keys and the wild west town of Tombstone. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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