Marlborough MA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Marlborough Massachusetts United States of America. Massachusetts folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Massachusetts.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Marlborough Massachusetts hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Polana Hotel in Maputo and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Massachusetts
The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The Salem Witch House, once the home of the infamous Judge Jonathan Corwin, who sat at witchcraft trials so bizarre, cruel and deadly that the governor of New York granted asylum to those accused who were fortunate enough to escape (the trials seemed so strange even for their era that a team of investigators was afterwards sent from England, where the execution of witches had ceased and where witchcraft executions on such a scale had not been seen for nearly half a century, during the chaos and puritanical insecurity of the English Civil War); the frigate USS Constitution in Boston; Old North Church, where silversmith Paul Revere began his famous ride; Boston's Freedom Trail, taking in many landmarks; the Salem Witch Museum; Minute Man National Historical Park; Old Sturbridge Village, where the lifestyle of the early nineteenth century can be appreciated; a recreation of the lifestyle of the Pilgrim Fathers and of Wampanoag Native Americans, as well as a reproduction of the Mayflower, at Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth; Faneuil Hall in Boston, where revolutionaries conspired; the Old State House; the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod; the idyllic island of Martha's Vineyard; the original House of Seven Gables in Salem; and the Colonial houses of Deerfield, are among the attractions of Massachusetts.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Folklore, Ghosts and Myths in Massachusetts
The mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; and the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
Speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; the spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); the Dover Demon, possibly an ET; the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); and the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Corpus Christi, New Orleans, Savannah, Minneapolis, Skagway, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Fairbanks, New York, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Honolulu, Detroit, Albuquerque, Seattle, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Houston, St Louis, Indianapolis, Sitka, Sacramento, Washington DC, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Boston, Juneau and San Diego 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 The Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Niagara Falls, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Everglades, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, Route 66, Bryce Canyon and rodeos.
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. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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