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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Mexico Beach Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Gatorland; Sanibel Island; Pensacola; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; and St Petersburg, are among the attractions of Florida.
Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends and Folklore in Florida
The ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur); and the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge); and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; and the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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