Leander TX hotels. Reservations for hotels in Leander Texas United States of America. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Texas. Texas attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Advice for keeping safe on your journey.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Leander Texas hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, Claridge's in London and the Savoy Hotel in London. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Legends, Monsters, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths and Folklore in Texas
The Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light; the strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker); the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; and the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; and the thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
Ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena); and the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; and the ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Texas
Palo Duro Canyon State Park; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area with its pink granite and the Enchanted Rock itself, believed by Native Americans to have supernatural powers; Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Longhorn Caverns State Park; the seventy miles of Padre Islands National Seashore with its sea turtles; Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande; Texas City Prairie Reserve; Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth; Lost Maples State Natural Area; and the bayous and forests of Big Thicket National Preserve, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Texas.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Washington DC, Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Seattle, Las Vegas, Honolulu, San Francisco, San Diego, St Louis, Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Boston, Corpus Christi, Minneapolis, Detroit, Kansas City, Juneau, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Sitka, Sacramento, Anchorage, New York, Chicago, Fairbanks, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Los Angeles, Skagway, Philadelphia, Miami, New Orleans and Atlantic City 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 Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, rodeos, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Florida Keys, Glacier Bay National Park, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.
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. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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