Ledbetter TX hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Ledbetter Texas USA. Texas attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Texas.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Ledbetter Texas hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Texas
The bayous and forests of Big Thicket National Preserve; Lost Maples State Natural Area; the seventy miles of Padre Islands National Seashore with its sea turtles; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area with its pink granite and the Enchanted Rock itself, believed by Native Americans to have supernatural powers; Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande; Texas City Prairie Reserve; Palo Duro Canyon State Park; Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth; Longhorn Caverns State Park; and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Texas.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore, Myths and Monsters in Texas
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); the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; and the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; 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; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; and creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
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; 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; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; 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 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 groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; 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 sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; 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; 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 winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; and the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. 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 Santa Fe, Savannah, Anchorage, Sitka, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, St Louis, Juneau, Phoenix, Corpus Christi, Chicago, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, San Diego, New Orleans, Dallas, Detroit, Skagway, Minneapolis, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Fairbanks, Houston, Sacramento and Washington DC. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The California coastline, rodeos, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Disney resorts, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.
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