Hallandale Beach FL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Hallandale Beach Florida USA. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Florida scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Hallandale Beach Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Florida
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; 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; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; 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; and the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore and Myths in Florida
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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; 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); 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"; and the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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 the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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 spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; 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 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; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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