Martinez CA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Martinez California United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of California. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard.
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Folklore, Ghosts, Legends, Myths, Monsters and Scary Stories in California
The reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; 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 reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; 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 bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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; 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 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; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; and the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; 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 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); the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; and the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Elephant seals, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, California sea lions, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), whip-poor-wills, minks, black bears, Anna's hummingbirds, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), mule deer, mischievious raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, burrowing owls, white pelicans, woodpeckers, blue whales, numerous species of salamander, screech owls, Calliope hummingbirds, dolphins, Allen's hummingbirds, road runners, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), wild turkeys, chipmunks, skunks, American avocets, California condors, tule elk, gray whales, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, humpback whales, harbor seals, bald eagles, otters and sea otters are among the wild animals of California.
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