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Legends, Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore and Ghosts in California
The many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; and the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; and the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; and the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Anna's hummingbirds, Calliope hummingbirds, otters, elephant seals, numerous species of salamander, bald eagles, American avocets, black bears, tule elk, skunks, harbor seals, mischievious raccoons, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), California condors, burrowing owls, screech owls, blue whales, gray whales, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, woodpeckers, bobcats, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), road runners, mule deer, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, whip-poor-wills, Allen's hummingbirds, white pelicans, chipmunks, coyotes, California sea lions, humpback whales, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), dolphins, sea otters, minks and wild turkeys are among the wild animals of California.
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