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Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Florida
Wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Pensacola; Gatorland; Sanibel Island; 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; St Petersburg; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; 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 cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; and Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari), are among the attractions of Florida.
Monsters, Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories, Legends 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 phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; 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!); and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; 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"; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; 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; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; and the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide, 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 Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Albuquerque, Atlanta, San Diego, New York, Savannah, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Seattle, Juneau, Sitka, Boston, Honolulu, Anchorage, Dallas, Fairbanks, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Miami, Skagway, Indianapolis, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Phoenix, Washington DC, Houston and New Orleans you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Florida Keys, the Everglades, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, Route 66, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks and the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Happy travelling!
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