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Legends, Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore, Monsters and Ghosts in North Carolina
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 angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco; the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro; the headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark; the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; and the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
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 well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; 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 pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; 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; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; and the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of North Carolina
Increasing numbers of red wolves, minks, Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, bobcats, timber rattlesnakes, groundhogs, raccoons, red-winged blackbirds, indigo buntings, coots, brown pelicans, Southern flying squirrels, dolphins, snow geese, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, bobwhite quails, feral Banker horses, red-cockaded woodpeckers, coyotes, sea turtles, black bears, salamanders, wild turkeys, snapping turtles, weasels, beavers, alligators, oystercatchers, river otters, tundra swans, red-tailed hawks, warblers, marsh wrens, red foxes, kestrels, bald eagles, wood ducks, gray squirrels, pigmy rattlesnakes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, opossums and gray catbirds are among the wild animals of North Carolina.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. San Francisco, Skagway, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, New Orleans, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Phoenix, Detroit, Houston, Sitka, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Fairbanks, Juneau, Seattle, Anchorage, Las Vegas, Dallas, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Atlanta, San Diego, Miami, Savannah, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Atlantic City are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Glacier Bay National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and the California coastline.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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