Merrillville IN hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Merrillville Indiana USA. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Indiana attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Indiana folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Merrillville Indiana hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths, Legends and Folklore in Indiana
The girl in yellow, a murder victim, whose spirit is still seen in Indiana University, Bloomington; stories of the Swedenborgian missionary and nurseryman, Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), who acquired some wealth by hard work but went barefoot, wore rags or old clothes and used his cooking pan as a cap (he was living in Indiana at the time of his death in Fort Wayne); the glowing male apparition of Baums Bridge Inn Bar & Restaurant in Kouts, which may be seen through a window (hope that it doesn't see you, though, as it can move with uncanny speed); the phantom woman of the Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockport; strange stories about how mysterious boulders reached the crowns of trees (as high as eighty feet up) in Yellowwood State Forest; hauntings of the Crump Theatre in Columbus, including the spectre of a child, unexplained voices in the nursing area and the ghost of a man; and Oscar, the Beast of Busco, said to be a gigantic snapping turtle encountered near Churubusco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Indiana.
The lion-headed serpent of the Wabash, seen at Huntington; the phantom Woman in Black who chases people in the area of East Third Street, Bloomington; the spectre of Richard Dorson who, appropriately, founded Indiana University's Folklore Institute and now haunts the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology on North Fess Avenue, Bloomington; ghosts of the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, including Al Capone, a murdered gangster's moll, a silent old man and even, perhaps, Rita Hayworth; ghosts of the historic Hotel Attica in Attica, including an unwelcome back scratcher and a glowing spectre (are they the same spirit?); the reptilian man, or possibly people, who lurk in the Ohio River; and the crying of ghostly babies heard in Indiana University's Career Development Center on North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, which was once a fraternity house and also the site of an illegal abortion clinic, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Indiana.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks, State Forests and Refuges in Indiana
Selmier State Forest; Versailles State Park with the Busching Covered Bridge; Martin State Forest; Clark State Forest; Pike State Forest; Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge; Harrison–Crawford State Forest; Greene–Sullivan State Forest; Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area; Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve; Chain O'Lakes State Park with its eight kettle lakes; Indiana Dunes State Park; Yellowwood State Forest with its unexplained boulders in trees; Falls of the Ohio State Park, the site of the meeting of Lewis and Clarke prior to their surveying expedition and also noted for its fossil deposits, as well as for inexplicable (dare I say Fortean?) wildlife sightings such as crocodiles and alligators; Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; Morgan–Monroe State Forest; Jackson–Washington State Forest; beautiful Clifty Falls State Park, which also boasts Clifty Creek Canyon; Ferdinand State Forest; Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge; Owen–Putnam State Forest; Calumet Prairie State Nature Preserve; Salamonie River State Forest; and McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana's oldest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Indiana.
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