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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Holyoke Massachusetts hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa. are internationally renowned hotels.
Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, National Forests and Refuges in Massachusetts
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) State Forest; Mount Holyoke Range State Park; Erving State Forest; Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; Sandisfield State Forest where black bears may be seen; Pearl Hill State Park; Harold Parker State Forest; Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge; Manuel F Correllus State Forest on Martha's Vineyard; Cape Cod National Seashore; Clarksburg State Park; Robinson State Park; Granville State Forest; Douglas State Forest; Tolland State Forest; Bradley Palmer State Park; Pilgrim Memorial State Park; Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary; Chester-Blandford State Forest; Brimfield State Forest; J A Skinner State Park; Ames Nowell State Park; Mount Tom State Reservation; Beartown State Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears; Nickerson State Park; Clarksburg State Forest; Cutler Park; Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge; Freetown-Fall River State Forest, site of Profile Rock; Pittsfield State Forest; Mohawk Trail State Forest; Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge; and Blue Hills Reservation, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Massachusetts.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Ghosts and Myths in Massachusetts
Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); and the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
The spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); the Dover Demon, possibly an ET; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix; Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; and the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
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