Lompoc CA hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Lompoc California United States of America. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. California scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California.
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Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Monsters, Folklore and Scary Stories in California
Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; and the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; and Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; and the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; and the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Coyotes, woodpeckers, American avocets, bobcats, blue whales, Allen's hummingbirds, gray whales, California sea lions, white pelicans, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), skunks, humpback whales, dolphins, screech owls, tule elk, California condors, Anna's hummingbirds, numerous species of salamander, bald eagles, black bears, mischievious raccoons, minks, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), Calliope hummingbirds, chipmunks, elephant seals, sea otters, harbor seals, wild turkeys, mule deer, road runners, whip-poor-wills, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, otters, burrowing owls, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas) and rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers are among the wild animals of California.
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