Freeport FL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Freeport Florida United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Florida. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Florida.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Freeport Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai and Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech). are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore, Monsters and Legends in Florida
The toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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 White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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 sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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 spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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 ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; and spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Nature Reserves, State Parks, State Forests, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Florida
The large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; 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; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; 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 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; and the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Kansas City, Honolulu, Boston, Salt Lake City, Chicago, St Louis, New York, New Orleans, Detroit, Juneau, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia, Miami, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Dallas, Anchorage, Albuquerque, Sitka, San Diego, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, Savannah, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, Corpus Christi, Skagway, Atlantic City, Washington DC, Fairbanks and Indianapolis 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 Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa.
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. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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