Julian NC hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Julian North Carolina USA. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. North Carolina national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. North Carolina scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Julian North Carolina hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Claridge's in London, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Queen Mary in Long Beach and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in North Carolina
South Mountains State Park; Gorges State Park with its numerous waterfalls; Jockey’s Ridge State Park; Stone Mountain State Park; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into Virginia and home to black bears, beavers and other wildlife; Croatan National Forest with bears, alligators, bald eagles and carnivorous plants; Uwharrie National Forest; Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge with its waterfowl and alligators; Nantahala National Forest, the largest in the state, with its gorges and waterfalls; the new Dismal Swamp State Park; Grandfather Mountain State Park; William B Umstead State Park; Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, the largest in North Carolina, with black bears, red wolves, alligators and large flocks of snow geese in the winter; Lumber River State Park; Pisgah National Forest, containing Looking Glass Rock; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge; Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge; Carolina Beach State Park with Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants; Chimney Rock State Park, allegedly the scene of a battle of the War in Heaven; Hanging Rock State Park; Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, deer and waterfowl; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, alligators and endangered red wolves; Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge; the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its scenery including many waterfalls and which extends into Tennessee (the National park is also the habitat of black bears and increasing numbers of elk); and Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of North Carolina.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Folklore, Myths and Ghosts in North Carolina
The face that appears if you gaze into a spring of the Great Balsam Mountains, which may not be your own but the hideous visage of a Cherokee woman, cursed by a manitou because of her flirtatiousness; the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis; the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; not Dracula but Jutaculla (Judaculla), a slant-eyed giant that dwells in the caves of Devil's Courthouse and/or Tanasee Bald (Tannasee Bald) in the appropriately named Transylvania County (Tanasee Bald extends into Haywood County, where the bigfoot-like Boojum prowls); the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark; and the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
The duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; the pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; the musical water sprite in the pools of the French Broad River, east of Asheville, who dooms those it lures, not indifferently like the lorelei but with the deliberate malevolence of a siren; the angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; the burning ghost ship seen near Ocracoke Island, a spectral reminder that a ship's crew murdered their passengers for gold and then destroyed the evidence; the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro; the headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington; and the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Anchorage, Houston, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Francisco, Honolulu, Skagway, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Washington DC, Juneau, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, Sitka, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Atlanta, Miami, Kansas City, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic City, Detroit, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Fairbanks, Los Angeles, St Louis and Savannah. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Everglades, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp, Route 66, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls and the Disney resorts are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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