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