Louisburg NC hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Louisburg North Carolina United States of America. North Carolina scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of North Carolina.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Louisburg North Carolina hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters and Folklore in North Carolina
Not Dracula but Jutaculla (Judaculla), a slant-eyed giant that dwells in the caves of Devil's Courthouse and/or Tanasee Bald (Tannasee Bald) in the appropriately named Transylvania County (Tanasee Bald extends into Haywood County, where the bigfoot-like Boojum prowls); the angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco; the headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro; the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis; and Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
The pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; the burning ghost ship seen near Ocracoke Island, a spectral reminder that a ship's crew murdered their passengers for gold and then destroyed the evidence; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; the face that appears if you gaze into a spring of the Great Balsam Mountains, which may not be your own but the hideous visage of a Cherokee woman, cursed by a manitou because of her flirtatiousness; the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington; and the musical water sprite in the pools of the French Broad River, east of Asheville, who dooms those it lures, not indifferently like the lorelei but with the deliberate malevolence of a siren, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
National Parks, State Forests, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in North Carolina
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into Virginia and home to black bears, beavers and other wildlife; South Mountains State Park; Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge; Pisgah National Forest, containing Looking Glass Rock; Currituck National Wildlife Refuge; the new Dismal Swamp State Park; Hanging Rock State Park; Carolina Beach State Park with Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge; Uwharrie National Forest; Grandfather Mountain State Park; the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its scenery including many waterfalls and which extends into Tennessee (the National park is also the habitat of black bears and increasing numbers of elk); Gorges State Park with its numerous waterfalls; Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, the largest in North Carolina, with black bears, red wolves, alligators and large flocks of snow geese in the winter; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, alligators and endangered red wolves; Jockey’s Ridge State Park; Stone Mountain State Park; Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge with its waterfowl and alligators; Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, deer and waterfowl; Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge; Chimney Rock State Park, allegedly the scene of a battle of the War in Heaven; Nantahala National Forest, the largest in the state, with its gorges and waterfalls; Lumber River State Park; Croatan National Forest with bears, alligators, bald eagles and carnivorous plants; and William B Umstead State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of North Carolina.
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