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