Graceville FL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Graceville Florida USA. 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. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Graceville Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Claridge's in London, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are internationally renowned hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Florida
Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; St Petersburg; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Sanibel Island; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Pensacola; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Gatorland; and Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum, are among the attractions of Florida.
Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore and Scary Stories in Florida
The phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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); 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); strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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!); and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, 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 spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; 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 smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; and the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Savannah, Sitka, Seattle, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, St Louis, Washington DC, Miami, Dallas, Albuquerque, Atlantic City, Anchorage, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Juneau, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, Skagway, Fairbanks, Sacramento, Corpus Christi, Boston, Minneapolis and Houston 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 wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Ozarks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, rodeos, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Everglades, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, Bryce Canyon and Mount Rainier National Park.
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 suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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