Lecanto FL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Lecanto Florida United States of America. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Florida. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Lecanto Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. 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; Pensacola; Gatorland; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); St Petersburg; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Sanibel Island; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; and the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum, are among the attractions of Florida.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Ghosts, Legends, Myths and Monsters in Florida
The ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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 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 ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; 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 spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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.
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!); Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; 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); spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Miami, Fairbanks, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Detroit, Sacramento, Savannah, Juneau, San Diego, Houston, New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, Honolulu, Sitka, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Dallas, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, Skagway, Chicago, Seattle, Santa Fe, St Louis, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC and Boston you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, the Everglades, the California coastline, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys and the Okefenokee Swamp. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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