Hilliard FL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Hilliard Florida United States of America. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Florida. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Hilliard Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Grand Hyatt Macau and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts and Folklore in Florida
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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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 pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; and ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; 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); 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 phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
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; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; and 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), are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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 phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Florida
Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; 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; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; 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; 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; and Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Detroit, Skagway, Sacramento, Atlanta, Fairbanks, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Santa Fe, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Juneau, Las Vegas, Sitka, Indianapolis, St Louis, Atlantic City, Minneapolis, San Diego, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Savannah, Kansas City, Miami, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe 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 Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta.
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. Good luck on your travels.
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