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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Indian Harbour Beach Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Grand Hyatt Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Legends, Scary Stories, Folklore, Ghosts and Monsters in Florida
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!); Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; 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 phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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 pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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); the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; and the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; and the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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); ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; and 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", are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
The Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Pensacola; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; St Petersburg; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Sanibel Island; and Gatorland, are among the attractions of Florida.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Seattle, Savannah, Houston, New Orleans, Sacramento, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Sitka, Albuquerque, Chicago, Boston, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC, Kansas City, Skagway, New York, Phoenix, Miami, St Louis, Dallas, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Juneau and Anchorage 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 Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Niagara Falls, the California coastline, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, Bryce Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians and the Ozarks.
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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