Key Largo FL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Key Largo Florida United States of America. Florida folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Camelopard travel tips and hints. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Key Largo Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Villa D'Este on Lake Como. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
The cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; St Petersburg; Gatorland; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Pensacola; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Sanibel Island; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; and Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari), are among the attractions of Florida.
Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore and Legends in Florida
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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); and the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; 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; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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 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.
The Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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 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); the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; and the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and 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), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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 Chicago, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Detroit, San Francisco, Houston, Juneau, Lake Tahoe, Kansas City, Atlanta, St Louis, Skagway, Washington DC, Anchorage, Fort Lauderdale, Sitka, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Savannah, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Diego, New York, Atlantic City, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Fairbanks, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Dallas, Boston, Phoenix, Corpus Christi and Miami. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, rodeos, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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