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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Middleburg Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts and Legends in Florida
Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; and 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", are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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!); Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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); and 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), are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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); the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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); the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; and the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Nature Reserves, State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Florida
Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
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