Lawtey FL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Lawtey Florida USA. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Florida. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Lawtey Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Savoy Hotel in London, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and the Polana Hotel in Maputo. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Myths, Monsters, Folklore, Scary Stories and Ghosts in Florida
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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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 ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; 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; and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; 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!); hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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); strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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 White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Florida
The 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; 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; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; and Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Indianapolis, Miami, San Diego, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Dallas, New York, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Boston, Juneau, Lake Tahoe, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, St Louis, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Skagway, San Francisco, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Houston, Savannah, Sitka, Anchorage, Seattle and Phoenix 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 The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Appalachians, rodeos, the Disney resorts, the Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yellowstone National Park, the California coastline, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, Glacier Bay National Park, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, the Everglades and Mount Rainier National Park.
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. Happy travelling!
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