Inverness FL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Inverness Florida USA. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Florida.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Inverness Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai. are internationally renowned hotels.
Legends, Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters, Ghosts and Folklore in Florida
Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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); the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; and the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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 smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; and the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; 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 Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; 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); and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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!); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; and the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
National Parks, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests and Refuges in Florida
Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; 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; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; 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; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; 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.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Houston, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Chicago, New Orleans, Sacramento, San Francisco, Fairbanks, Skagway, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Juneau, Santa Fe, Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta, Lake Tahoe, Miami, Corpus Christi, Sitka, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, St Louis, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Savannah, Boston, Phoenix, Albuquerque and San Diego. Nobody can see every part of the United States of America but those cities are probably the ones that nearly everybody on earth has heard of. The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, rodeos, Mount Rushmore, the California coastline, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Niagara Falls, Route 66, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi are also iconic sights and destinations. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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